Medical Center opens fast track ER
December 14, 2012
CARSON CITY – Carson Tahoe Health recently opened its newly remodeled fast track ER and triage lobby at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.
CTH has provided fast track ER since moving into the regional medical center in 2005. The remodel is intended to improve patient safety, efficiency, speed of care, capacity, and monitoring in the 24-hour emergency department’s fast track triage, registration, and waiting room areas, according to a press release.
The Mallory Foundation Triage Lobby provides an expanded nurse’s station with large windows and was constructed adjacent to the waiting room lobby, allowing medical professionals to improve monitoring by maintaining direct visual contact at all times with waiting patients. In addition, three triage staging rooms were constructed to improve the flow of patients through the ER.
The remodel opened up an additional access point, allowing for immediate access for those in severe emergency situations. Waiting room furnishings were also replaced with patient comfort and safety in mind, the release stated. The fabric materials of the chairs in the ER waiting area contain microscopic silver fibers which kill bacteria and prevent the spread of germs.