Emergency Room (ER)

Emergency Services

In an emergency, it’s important to make the right choices fast. This begins with knowing where to go—Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau. 

We offer excellent emergency care. Here’s how:

  • Ten bed unit:
    • 4 monitored Trauma/Cardiac Beds
    • Orthopedic Room
    • 5 exam rooms
  • Staffed with Registered Nurses 24 hours/day
  • Every patient is triaged by a Registered Nurse
  • Emergency physicians on duty 24 hours/day
  • Full service lab and radiology services 24 hours/day (blood bank and CT scan)
  • All nursing staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nursing.
  • State of the Art Cardiac Monitoring System.
  • Resuscitation equipment for both adult and pediatric emergency.
  • Annual census of 16,000 patients.
  • Radio communications with all EMS providers in the area.
  • Patients are treated in order according to the severity of their injury or illness regardless of their order of arrival.
  • Common procedures performed in the ED:
    • Endotracheal Intubation
    • Chest Tube Placement
    • Central Venous IV Placement
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Thoracentesis
    • Electrocardiogram

TeleStroke Certified

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TeleMedicine is one of the fastest-growing technologies of the new millennium. EOMC is proud to provide TeleStroke services, changing patients’ lives for the better. 
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Visitor Information

Visitor Policy

EOMC encourages appropriate participation of the patient’s designated family inaccordance with the patient or guardian’s wishes, patient safety considerationsand the medical condition of the patient.

Visitors will be educated regarding any special guidelines associated with visiting individual patients.

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