After you have registered you may experience some or all of the following:
Placement in the patient care area, with ongoing care from a designated area nurse. If the Emergency Department is full, you may be placed in a temporary waiting area until a bed becomes available.
Blood may be drawn for tests. Tests can take an hour or more to complete.
X-rays may be taken. X-ray results will be provided to you during your visit after being examined by the Emergency Department doctor and radiology doctor. CAT scans or other specialized images often take more time to complete.
An EKG, tracing your heart activity, may be performed.