Emergency Services


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The Emergency Department RN Residency offers extensive orientation for newly graduated nurses and nurses wishing to specialize in emergency nursing. We have an international reputation for the quality of care provided in our emergency department and trauma center, with more than 85,000+ visits in FY 2012.  MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a national leader in emergency preparedness spearheading efforts to improve the National Capital Region's ability to respond to mass casualty incidents.

Emergency Department (ED)

The ED includes a triage area, 50-bay acute treatment area and nine-bed ambulatory care area. We are one of approximately 20 hospitals nationwide designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

MedSTAR (Medical Shock Trauma Acute Resuscitation)

The American College of Surgeons consistently recognizes the MedSTAR (Medical Shock Trauma Acute Resuscitation) Trauma program as one of the nation's best Level I shock/trauma units. MedSTAR It is a resource for transport and treatment of a wide spectrum of critical illnesses and injuries across the mid-Atlantic region.

Our flight and ground RN staff are trained to provide resuscitative emergency and critical care transport services. Nurses must have a minimum of two year's critical care experience to work in MedSTAR.

Physicians from all medical specialties are available on a 24-hour basis, including specialists in neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery; otolaryngology; plastic surgery; orthopaedics; urology; cardiovascular surgery; microvascular surgery; burn treatment; neonatology and obstetrics/gynecologyFacilities include six resuscitation areas, an operating room and equipment to assess, diagnose and treat life-threatening illnesses or injuries. The three MedSTAR teams, in-house 24 hours a day, including MedSTAR and intensive care nurses, two attending physicians, a team fellow, surgical residents, a respiratory therapist, a MedSTAR paramedic, a cardiovascular technician, a blood bank technician and an X-ray technician.

For more information. please contact Human Resources at 202-877-7447