Video: How to Prepare for your Next Emergency
UF Health Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville is staffed by
highly qualified, academic, board-certified emergency physicians. The Emergency
Department is divided into treatment areas according to a patient's condition, age
and chief complaint.
The facility houses a Level I trauma center, TraumaOne,
staffed 24 hours a day by the trauma team. The team consists of trauma/critical
care surgeons and emergency medicine physicians. The Trauma Center is the home base
for an aeromedical rescue unit with three air ambulances serving all of Northeast
Florida and Southern Georgia.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU-ED)
This unit is a 19-bed monitored area with five resuscitation bays. Critically ill
medical patients and patients who need continuous monitoring of their vital signs
are evaluated and stabilized in this area.
Pediatric Emergency Department
The department is a fully-equipped center with a separate triage area, waiting room,
three-bay resuscitation area and treatment facility for the more than 22,000 pediatric
patients seen annually. It is equipped to deal with all levels of pediatric care.
It is staffed 24 hours a day by board certified, subspecialty trained pediatric
emergency physicians, board certified emergency physicians, emergency medicine and
pediatric residents, and pediatric emergency medicine fellows.
Patients with fractures, lacerations, abdominal pain, eye/ear/nose/throat complaints,
or gynecologic emergencies are usually evaluated in this 13-bed area. The Flexible
Care Area is expandable to 26 monitored beds in the event of a multiple casualty
Patients with minor complaints, such as the need for a wound recheck or suture removal,
simple infections or medicine refills, are also triaged to this portion of the Emergency
Clinical Decision Unit (CDU)
Patients with serious complaints that would benefit from an extended observation
period may be placed in the CDU. This enables the medical staff the opportunity
to assess over time whether the patient should be admitted to the hospital or can
be safely discharged home.
Chest Pain Center
UF Health Jacksonville’s Chest Pain Center is a state-of-the-art facility staffed
with experts who specialize in providing a higher level of care to patients with
heart attack symptoms. It is the first chest pain center in Florida accredited by
the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI
and Resuscitation, the highest designation available for such centers.