Clinical Department & Center

Emergency Service

Greetings

The Department of Emergency Service serves as a tertiary emergency medical facility, and is operated 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  
We accept and treat critically ill patients who are brought by ambulance with injuries due to traffic accidents or falls, etc., heart attacks (cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival), extensive burns, severe infection, shock, intoxication, etc.   
We also accept serious cases that cannot be handled at other hospitals.

The Department of Emergency Service is a relatively new department that was established 17 years ago in line with the establishment of the Department of Acute and Critical Care Medicine.
Emergency care is provided by doctors specializing in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine.
As a tertiary emergency medical facility, the Department of Emergency Service handles approximately 1,000 serious cases per year. These include cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, multiple injuries, etc., indicating the quality of critical care provided. The department also nurtures professionals who eventually not only support emergency medical care in Hokkaido, but also in the rest of the world. Several staff members who have achieved acclaim in Japan and elsewhere promote the development of emergency medicine.
 

Outline

Medical care system

We provide medical care to approximately 1,000 serious patients annually.
With the establishment of the Department of Acute and Critical Care Medicine at Hokkaido University, doctors of the department started providing tertiary emergency care at Hokkaido University Hospital on June 5, 2000.

Treatment policy

Patients with a highly serious condition are managed in the intensive care unit undergoing examinations and treatment for 24 hours a day as necessary.  
Patients who have recovered from a critical condition are treated in the Emergency Service wards on the fifth and eighth floors. If the patients have only one disorder to be treated, they are transferred to the concerned departments or hospitals.
At the Department of Emergency Service, doctors specializing in acute-phase management medicine provide medical care for critical cases.

Areas of medical care

Under the supervision of teaching staff of the Department of Acute and Critical Care Medicine of Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, we provide acute care for all critical conditions.   

Consultation hours

24 hours a day, every day of the year
 

Major tests and equipment

Equipment

Whole body monitoring and computer record management are applied to provide top level modern emergency/intensive care.   
 

Medical care results

The number of new patients treated at the Department of Emergency Service was 944 in 2014, 895 in 2015, 868 in 2016.