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Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions
Many nontraumatic situations or conditions may occur and need to be handled properly. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Sports-Related Injuries

Most sports injuries are due to either trauma or overuse of muscles or joints. The majority are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones.

When to Call for Help

Anytime you are not comfortable with a medical situation, call 911 (or your local emergency number), go to your nearest emergency room, or call your family physician.

Emergency Information Form

In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household. 

Child Health Emergencies

Having a very sick or severely injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. If it happened to your child, would you know the best way to go about getting treatment? Knowing when to call an ambulance is important.

Emergency Care: When is it the Right Choice

If you're sick or hurt and want help quickly, it may seem like a good idea to go to the emergency room (ER) for care. You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.

How to Respond to an Eye Injury

If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.

Poisons

Many poisonous substances can potentially turn fatal if inhaled, digested, or absorbed by the body. 

Expert emergency care, 24/7

Every day, 24 hours a day, Shands Starke’s emergency room doctors, nurses and other health care staff are available to provide you and your loved ones with expert care. Our highly trained staff can provide care for everything from cuts and broken bones to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke. We provide efficient, prompt and compassionate care, and offer:

  • Multi-functional treatment rooms for patients with varied conditions.
  • A dynamic ER design focused on providing a better experience for patients and visitors.
  • Highly qualified, dedicated health care professionals who are committed to the highest standards of care.
  • A continued commitment to keep wait times to a minimum.

ER Extra offers a better experience for patients

When you come to the emergency room, you want immediate attention. Through our ER Extra program, we work hard to make sure every patient receives high-quality care in the most timely, comfortable and efficient manner. We believe our patients’ loved ones deserve the same attention to quality care, so we do our best to ensure they are well informed and as comfortable as possible. Shands Starke is dedicated to improving the emergency room experience.

About ER Extra

Some of the area's most experienced physicians and nurses provide emergency care to our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Shands Starke's emergency room through our exclusive ER Extra™ initiative. All of our physicians and nurses have been specially trained to provide skilled, professional care in an emergency setting. In addition, our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Stroke Care. Our emergency department has two distinct areas of treatment -- one for your minor emergencies and the other for your major health care emergencies.

What's ER Extra?

We are the community’s exclusive provider of ER Extra™, a new approach to the emergency room experience, designed to give you extra fast, extra easy and extra great care.

Extra fast

By the time you enter our emergency room, every minute – every second – seems like forever. That’s why the clock starts ticking the moment your name enters our system at the registration desk. In general, initial assessments take place within 15 minutes of arrival. Patients with non-life threatening conditions can expect to be evaluated, treated and discharged to their home in typically less than two hours. To deliver the fastest quality care possible, the emergency room has a computerized tracking system that records every second you spend there. This data is constantly reviewed by your treatment team to streamline processes and speed up the time it takes to deliver care. The result is that you see a member of the clinical team sooner, so treatment can begin quicker.

Extra easy

Board certified doctors and highly trained staff are by your side throughout your visit. They are there to explain your diagnosis and how it will be treated, as well as discuss any follow up care you may need.

Extra great care

The best care results from excellent customer service and friendly staff members. Consistently, our team has ranked as a Top Performer relative to patient satisfaction. We are committed to treating you with outstanding care and compassion

We can handle everything from sprained ankles and earaches to life-threatening injuries

When you have a medical emergency, you count on the team at Shands Starke. We offer 24-hour emergency room services led by trained emergency medicine physicians who are supported by compassionate medical and professional staff. Our emergency room is easy to access and features comfortable surroundings. We are backed by the full resources of an integrated health system offering the latest medical technology and diagnostic capabilities for adults and children.

Contact Us
Shands Starke Regional Medical Center
922 E. Call Street Starke, FL 32091
(904) 368-2300