The Internal Medicine portion of the Emergency Room at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has 17 beds, 8 of which are in the Critical Care Unit (CCU).
The CCU is equipped with cardiac monitors, defibrillators and ventilators. Residents, who are under the supervision of Consultants, run it. The staff also includes interns, nurses, nurse’s aides and oxygen therapists.
Activities in the ER include:
• Admission of critically ill patients for stabilization prior to transfer to the medical ward or discharge.
• Admission of relatively stable patients destined for the Medical Ward for screening of Ebola Viral Disease prior to transfer to the Medical Ward.
The Medical Ward
• For OPD Internal Medicine Consultations.
Infectious Disease Clinic
• Counseling and testing for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
• Attending to HIV/AIDS patients.
General Activities in the Department
• Daily in-patient ward rounds.
• OPD consultations during weekdays.
• OPD consultation on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the IDC.
• Teaching of Residents, Interns, Medical Students and Nursing Students.