To ensure the better health of our people, ER of Watauga provides advanced and faster emergency services. Our state-of-art medical lab, along with advanced equipment, provides quick results so that you can continue with your treatment. Moreover, we are open 24/7, so you can come to us anytime and get the required treatment from professionals.
Digital ultrasound ER Services: Digital ultrasound is used to diagnose a variety of illnesses, including tumors and problems with bone metabolism. By using high-frequency sound waves, emergency rooms offer ultrasound services to produce images of the inside of the body. Hence, it can diagnose and monitor various medical issues, such as injuries, stomach pain, and pregnancy. The emergency room of Watauga uses ultrasound to swiftly and precisely identify a patient’s condition and decide on the best course of therapy.
A CT (computed tomography) scan is a type of medical imaging test that produces in-depth images of the body using X-rays and computer technology. Our emergency room frequently uses CT scans to quickly identify diseases or injuries such as head injuries, internal bleeding, or appendicitis. Results may be available in minutes, and the treatment is normally rapid and painless. Traditional X-rays cannot provide the level of detail that a CT scan does, which allows physicians to make more precise diagnoses and treatment choices.
Digital X-ray is a medical imaging method that takes X-ray images using digital sensors rather than conventional film. Digital X-rays are used in the Watauga emergency room to quickly identify illnesses and injuries like pneumonia, fractured bones, and foreign objects in the body.
The patient is positioned in front of the X-ray machine as with conventional X-rays. Then a small quantity of radiation is utilized to take pictures of the body. The final photos are then sent to a computer so that medical professionals can view and edit them.
Our emergency room’s approach to treating heart attacks often comprises multiple steps. Stabilizing the patient and ensuring they are getting enough oxygen is the first step. This may involve giving the patient oxygen or using a breathing tube to assist with breathing. After that, we give medicines to the patient to unblock the blocked artery and restart the heart’s blood flow.
To open the blocked artery, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery may also be used in specific circumstances. In the end, when patients become stabilized, we shift them to the hospital for additional care. For heart emergencies, you can visit us anytime.
In an emergency room, IV fluid treatment is often used to hydrate and restore electrolytes for patients who are dehydrated or unable to take fluids orally. Additionally, it can be used to dispense drugs or blood components. The patient’s condition will determine the kind and quantity of IV fluids given. While a patient is getting IV fluids, the patient’s condition and fluid balance are normally closely observed by a healthcare professional.
A simple, non-invasive test called an EKG (electrocardiogram) is performed to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart. We perform this test in our ER to assist in the diagnosis of heart issues such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, and other diseases. First, we attach the electrodes to the skin of the chest, arms, and legs in order to perform the test. Then, these electrodes transfer electrical heart impulses to a machine that records the data. Usually painless, the test is over in a matter of minutes.
In our emergency rooms, an expert team of medical personnel provides pediatric care as our emergency services. Our team is skilled in caring for the particular requirements of children. Pediatricians, nurses, and other professionals with experience treating kids who can deliver suitable care in a hectic, high-stress setting may be a part of these teams. Additionally, eminent pediatric-specific facilities and advanced technology are available in our emergency rooms that treat a lot of young patients. Children can receive treatment for wounds, diseases, and other medical ailments at the emergency room of Watauga, as well as diagnostic procedures and post-treatment care.
A cardiac enzyme test is a blood test that assesses the blood’s levels of specific enzymes that are released when the heart muscle is damaged. At ER of Watauga, we perform this test to assist in the heart attack diagnosis. The test’s results can be used to make treatment options and gauge the severity of cardiac damage. It is crucial to remember that a positive result on a cardiac enzyme test does not always imply that a person has experienced a heart attack; instead, additional tests such as an ECG and other imaging examinations are frequently performed to confirm a diagnosis.
In order to confirm the diagnosis and ascertain the severity of the injury, emergency department treatment for broken bones often starts with a physical examination and diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays. For broken bone emergencies, our professionals will attempt to stabilize the bone and lessen pain once the break has been located. To immobilize it and stop additional harm, the damaged limb may need to be cast, braced, or put in a splint.
In exceptional cases, the break might be severe or intricate, necessitating more advanced care, such as surgery. The emergency room team will work to stabilize the patient in this situation and get them ready for transfer to a hospital with a trauma center or orthopedic department.
In the emergency room, pain control is a crucial component of broken bone care. Doctors may prescribe or give them over-the-counter painkillers to help patients manage their pain and discomfort.
The mono spot test, also known as the fast mono test, is the most popular method of diagnosing mono. It involves collecting a small blood sample and screening for antibodies that show a recent or active infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the virus that most frequently causes mono. The complete blood count (CBC) test is another procedure that can be used to determine whether the patient has an elevated white blood cell count, which is frequently observed in mono patients.
To confirm the diagnosis, it may occasionally be necessary to perform a throat culture or a more specialized test called a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. You can visit us for mono testing and treatment as well.
ER of Watauga is an emergency room providing patients with the best possible care and emergency treatment. Although we are located in Watauga, patients from Haltom City, Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, and nearby vicinities also visit us for their treatment. You don't need any prior appointment for a visit in case of emergency and can visit us any time. Our professional medical staff and latest lab testing facilities make us one of the best emergency rooms in Texas.