Internal Medicine- Emergency Ward
Chest Pain Unit

Guaranteeing Faster and More Effective Treatment of Emergency Patients

The Internal Medicine Emergency Ward (INA) facility in ward 2 B is considered to be an essential component of our pioneering patient care.

The INA has substantially improved the admission procedures at St.-Antonius-Hospital and enables internal medicine emergency patients to be brought together in one examination area. Patients can then be sent to receive the best possible initial care and diagnosis and, most importantly, begin treatment as quickly as possible. The smooth procedure means that appropriate treatment methods can be directly implemented for the benefit of the patient.

Initial examination of all internal medicine and oncological emergency patients is performed in two fully-equipped examination rooms in the INA. Trained nursing staff are on hand to ensure that treatment is available at all times.

Special Circulatory Monitoring for Patients with Acute Chest Pains

Ongoing monitoring (e.g. continuous monitoring of heart activity, blood pressure and respiration) and an integrated Chest Pain Unit specifically devoted to patients with acute chest pains also ensure a high level of safety. Modern Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories are located right next to the ward so that acute arterial stenosis can be treated at any time with the aid of catheters (balloon interventions, stents).

Rapid Decisions on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies and on the Need for Inpatient Treatment

A physician is constantly available 24 hours a day, even outside core working hours, at nights and at weekends. The duty senior physician completes the daily rounds and decides whether patients require further inpatient treatment or their treatment can be conducted on an outpatient basis or by their general practitioner, meaning that, in some cases, patients are saved an inpatient stay. These patients are transferred to the care of their general practitioner after the necessary diagnostic tests (e.g. gastroscopy, cardiac ultrasound and stress ECG) have been carried out and with the provision of detailed diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations.

If a longer hospital stay is required, patients are generally transferred to another ward for further treatment within 24 hours.

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Academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen

Clinic for Internal Medicine and Clinical Intensive Care Medicine

Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler

+49 2403 - 76-1827

Dr. med. J. Nußbaum

St.-Antonius-Hospital gGmbH
Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler
tel.: 02403 76 - 0
fax: 02403 76 -1119

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