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What to Expect When You Arrive at LRH's Emergency Department

Upon Arrival at LRH's Emergency Department

People who require the most urgent care will be treated first. When you arrive you will meet with a member of the emergency triage team who will evaluate your condition and make you comfortable in the most appropriate area of the department.

The following information provides an explanation of the sorting standard of how patients are evaluated for treatment in the emergency department:

RESUSCITATION: Conditions that are a threat to life requiring immediate aggressive intervention to restore or preserve life.

EMERGENT: Conditions that are a potential threat to life, limb or function requiring immediate intervention.

URGENT: Conditions that are a serious illness or injury requiring intervention. Usually associated with significant distress or discomfort.

LESS URGENT: Conditions presenting as an illness or injury requiring intervention. Usually associated with mild to moderate distress or discomfort.

NON-URGENT: Conditions that are a minor illness or injury for which intervention could be delayed or deferred. Usually associated with minimal or no distress or discomfort.

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