Litchfield Park, AZ
Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Litchfield Park, AZ
4975 N Dysart Rd
, AZ 85340
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Services We Offer
Certified High Complexity Laboratory
Certified high complexity laboratories use tests that require clinical laboratory expertise beyond normal automation to perform.
There are a variety of breathing treatments that can help a person breathe easier when they have a medical emergency, an infection, or a chronic health condition.
Wound care involves every stage of wound management. This includes diagnosing wound type, considering factors that affect wound healing, and the proper treatments for wound management.
Administer splints and supply crutches
Splints and crutches are used to completely or partially immobilize the injured limb during the healing process.
A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses a combination of x-rays and a computer to create pictures of your organs, bones, and other tissues.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) records electrical signals from your heart to check for heart conditions.
Digital x-rays use much lower radiation than traditional x-rays and are read and stored in a computer so the data can be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants.
Strep, Mono and Flu Tests
There are rapid strep, mono, and flu tests that can provide a quick diagnosis of strep throat, influenza A or B, and mononucleosis. The sample to be tested is taken from the throat, mouth, tonsils, or nose using a swab.
About Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Litchfield Park, AZ
Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Litchfield Park, AZ is a medical center that offers many services, including emergency medicine, digital imaging, and ultrasound. Visit Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Litchfield Park, AZ located at 4975 N Dysart Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ. This Litchfield Park medical center is one of the best in Arizona. As part of the Dignity Health network, Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Litchfield Park, AZ is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Litchfield Park and nearby communities.
Conditions We Treat
Allergic reactions are exaggerated sensitivities (hypersensitive reactions) that occur when your immune system responds abnormally to common substances such as pollen, dust and certain foods.
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between the chest and groin. This area is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone has pain in the abdomen at some point. Most of the time, it is not serious.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath.
Chemical exposure is the measurement of the amount and frequency a substance comes into contact with a person or an environment.
Per the CDC, household products, such as cleaning agents, personal care and topical products, and pesticides, are among the top ten substances responsible for poisoning exposures annually.
Chest problems appear in many forms, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. some can be life-threatening and usually involves the heart or lungs.
Concussion are usually caused by a blow to the head and is a traumatic brain injury that affects mental function. Effects are usually temporary and can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Moderate to Severe Respiratory Distress
Moderate to severe respiratory distress occurs when a person has difficulty breathing. This person's breathing rate will be slow and they may grunt or wheeze, sweat, have faring nostrils, or experience changes in the color of their skin. Respiratory distress requires emergency medical attention.
A seizure is a burst of uncontrolled electrical activity between brain cells (neurons or nerve cells) that causes temporary anomalies in muscle tone or movements (stiffness, twitching or limpness), behaviors, sensations or states of awareness. Treatments include but are not limited to medication, surgery, and a specialized diet.
Rashes, Insect Bites & Stings
Rashes, caused by things such as viral illnesses or contact with an irritating substance, appear on the skin as patches of skin that are red, bumpy or scaly, and they may be itchy. Insect bites and stings are skin irritations caused by the venom that enters the body through a bite or sting from an insect. They typically appear as a red bump or raised patch on the skin. Rashes may or may not be itchy and insect bites and stings typically are itchy.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that causes inflammation of the air sacs. This result in these tiny air sacs becoming filled with fluid or pus and can cause coughing, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.
Sudden Loss of Hearing
Sudden loss of hearing, also known as sudden deafness, occurs when a person loses their ability to hear in one or both ears over the course of a few hours to a few days. This can be caused by a virus, autoimmune disease head trauma, problems with blood circulation, disorders of the inner ear, neurological disorders.
Sudden Difficulty Speaking
Difficulty speaking can be caused by something as minor as having too much alcohol to drink or feeling stressed or tired. However, sudden difficulty speaking can indicate a serious condition, such as a stroke or a neurological disorder. It is important to seek medical attention immediately, if your speech suddenly becomes impaired.
Sudden weakness can be an indication of a serious medical problem, such as stroke or a problem with the spinal cord. It is important to seek medical care immediately if weakness comes on suddenly in one part or all of the body.
Sprains and Broken Bones
Sprains and broken bones are common injuries, particularly in athletes and other physically active people. A sprain occurs when the ligaments that hold the bones together at a joint become overstretched or torn. A broken bone can occur along with a sprain or as an independent injury.
Simple and Complex Lacerations
A laceration is a wound that is caused by the tearing of the soft tissue of the body. This results in a rough, jagged wound that may contain traces of debris from the object that caused the laceration. Simple lacerations affect the top layers of skin, while complex lacerations go beneath the skin through the fat layer or to the muscle layer and may need emergency care.
Uncontrolled bleeding, also called exsanguination, can occur externally or internally. It is typically the result of a traumatic injury and is the number one cause of death from trauma. It is important to stop heavy bleeding whenever possible through the use of pressure or a tourniquet.
Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection typically caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria is passed from an infected person to a non-infected person through saliva or mucus. The most common symptoms are a sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.
Surgical wounds are incisions or cuts made by a scalpel in the body's skin, tissues, and organs or the opening made for a drain that is put into place during surgery. Surgical wounds can be a variety of sizes and are typically closed with sutures or staples.
Trauma injuries are wounds sustained during a traumatic event, such as a car accident or fall from a height. These wounds can include open wounds, broken or shattered bones, and internal damage to soft tissue and organs. Traumatic wounds are treated in a trauma center by a trauma surgeon.
Dehydration is when you lose more fluid than you take in and your body has problems with normal functions.
Complex lacerations go beneath the skin through the fat layer or to the muscle layer and may need medical help right away.
Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath is a condition that makes it difficult to fully get air into your lungs. Problems with your heart and lungs can cause difficulty breathing.
Eye and Nasal Injuries
Eye and nasal injuries refers to damage to the eye and/or the nasal areas surrounding the eyes. This damage can occur due to injury to the eye socket, the sinuses, or the nose.
A head injury is any sort of damage to the brain, skull, or scalp. This can range from a bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. Common head injuries include concussions, fractures, and scalp wounds. The diagnoses and treatments vary greatly, depending on what caused the head injury and how severe it is.
Loss of Consciousness
Loss of consciousness, also known as fainting or blacking out, is a state in which a person us unresponsive to any form of stimulation. Known as syncope, the condition is temporary and results form a lack of blood flow to the brain.
Moderate to Severe Burns
Moderate to severe burns affect the deeper layers of the skin. Moderate burn can be treated at home in many cases, but should receive emergency medical treatment if they affect the face, hands, genitals, buttocks, or feet. Severe burns must receive emergency medical attention. These burns can be life threatening and will require extensive healing time and specialized care.
Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of your urinary system which includes, your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Pressure Sores and Pressure Ulcers
Pressure sores and pressure ulcers are injuries that develop on skin and underlying tissue that are under constant pressure. This includes bedsores that develop on the bony areas of the body of people who are bedridden and unable to change their position.
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