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Emergency medicine

If you are experiencing symptoms of a serious medical condition or have suffered a significant injury, you should seek emergency care. Cass Regional Medical Center takes numerous steps to keep patients and visitors safe while providing emergency services during the pandemic.

When an urgent medical situation occurs, the Emergency Department is the right place to be. Please don’t avoid getting the care you need when you really need it.

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Typical signs of heart attack, including chest pain or pressure; pain in the arm, back or jaw; shortness of breath; nausea; lightheadedness
  • Typical signs of stroke, including weakness or numbness on one side; facial drooping; slurred speech; confusion; difficulty seeing
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding that you can’t control
  • Injury to the head, spine or eye
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints
  • Fever with a rash
  • Seizures
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Severe or long-lasting vomiting or diarrhea
  • Allergic reactions such as hives or swelling of the face, lips, eyes or tongue
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Severe cold or flu symptoms

Cass Regional's Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve you and your family in the case of a significant medical event. If you are having a health emergency that requires immediate attention, please call 911.

If you are not sure whether you need emergency treatment, please consult with your primary care physician. Our Family Medicine providers offer same-day appointments, on-call doctors and telehealth services to assess our patients as quickly as possible and recommend the right course of treatment.

Our emergency medicine services and staff

Cass Regional Medical Center is recognized by the state of Missouri as a Level 3 trauma center and has earned Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The rigorous certification process recognizes hospitals with a dedicated stroke-focused program that provides timely, evidence-based stroke care before transferring patients to a Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Our highly qualified and experienced emergency medicine physicians are supported by outstanding nurses and technicians who are specially trained in emergency and trauma care. Helicopter and ground ambulance services are available to transport patients to other hospitals if needed.

More on how our Emergency Department provides patients with excellent medical attention:

  • The team includes registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and emergency medical technicians who have superior training and expertise.
  • All registered nurses must be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and they must complete the Trauma Nursing Core Course.
  • The department provides Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner services.
  • All emergency medicine nurses are certified in the Emergency Severity Index Triage Course.
  • All registered nurses have completed the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Administration course, a certification for scoring the severity of stroke.
  • All staff members must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
  • Staff members have completed the Emergency Management Institute training titles IS-100, 200, 700 and 800, which is the Incident Command System and National Incident Management for Disaster Preparedness.

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