Ronald O. Perelman
Department of Emergency Medicine
The new Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine opened its doors on April 22, 2014. Made possible by a $50 million gift from Ronald O. Perelman, the new facility offers triple the space of the former ED, including 40 patient care treatment spaces. And, for the first time at NYU Langone, it also includes a dedicated pediatric space to help young patients and their families feel more at home. This will enable us to treat upwards of approximately 200 patients per day in the new Emergency Department, which will serve as an NYC 911 receiving center that is designated for hypothermia, stroke, and STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction).
The expanded 22,000 square feet space includes new state-of-the-art resuscitation and trauma bays, as well as an orthopaedics room; an ob-gyn room; a special room equipped for psychiatric emergencies; negative pressure rooms; a medication room that will be staffed by a pharmacist 24/7; and two triage rooms. Other features that benefit both patients and staff are a new lift system that employs slings that attach to the ceiling to help move patients, greatly reducing the risk of back injuries; special floors that make it easier for staff to be on their feet for long periods of time; and air that is not re-circulated, helping to reduce the chance of spreading infectious disease.
Our goal is to provide patient and family-centered care to a diverse patient population, representing all ages, cultures and ethnicities. We take an interdisciplinary approach to patient care with a team that consists of ED RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, Emergency Service Assistants, Care Managers, Social Workers, Behavioral Health Nurses and Psychiatrists, and board-certified Emergency physicians, among others.
The Emergency Department’s professional practice model is such that nursing staff, at every level, can participate in a variety of committees and councils within the department and hospital wide. In accordance with our Magnet designation, we utilize evidence-based practices, and strongly support a peer education process as well as formal continuing education. Shared governance is evident throughout our department and is promoted through a strong nurse practice council model. ED nurses earn at least 50 contact hours per year. Many also have certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, CEN, and CEPN.
As the Emergency Department continues to expand, there is great opportunity for exceptional candidates to join our team of highly trained and experienced professional staff. Join us now if you possess a drive to excel and a desire to be a part of our ongoing progress.
Hear from one of our Nursing Staff Members.