Distinguished as the first hospital in Missouri officially verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 trauma center, the Emergency Department at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a dynamic, urban setting where the arrival of each new second brings with it an opportunity to serve a melting pot of a community with a wide array of medical needs. No one shift is like the other; no one minute is like the next.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we take “exceptional care of people,” and to give the best, we surround ourselves with the best. We are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. Those high standards of excellence in teaching go beyond our physicians. Our RN team works side-by-side with residents and experienced physicians who are not only aligning themselves with the most advanced practices and treatments— they’re setting the trends for leading-edge medical care.
Emergency nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a specialty area of the nursing profession like no other. Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency nurses specialize in rapid assessment and treatment when every second counts, particularly during the initial phase of acute illness and trauma. Emergency nurses treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, ranging from a sore throat to the highest severity of multiple trauma. Our Emergency nurses tackle diverse tasks with professionalism, efficiency, and above all— compassion.
Emergency Nursing Facts
- Specialty nursing orientation provided with individualized orientation and education.
- 52,000-square-foot ED with 62 treatment rooms and a dedicated six-bed trauma/critical care area.
- 87,000 annual adult visits.
- A national leader in caring for the critically injured patient, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Department is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) nationally verified Level I trauma center.
- The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Department is a leader in disaster preparedness for the St. Louis region. The hospital was honored in 2006 as one of the top five most highly prepared trauma centers in disaster preparedness by the Trauma Center Association of America.
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