San Juan County Emergency Care
Fast-Acting Medical Team Trained in Life-Saving Procedures
Blue Mountain Hospital's 6-bed Emergency Room is equipped with the
most up-to-date technology and a well-trained staff of Doctors, Registered
Nurses (RN), and ER-Techs, who have a sterling track record of saving
lives and treating the injured.
The Telestroke Machine is a state of the art device that allows ER personnel
to have direct contact with stroke specialists at the University of Utah,
in Salt Lake City. These specialists can then see, communicate with, and
diagnose, a potential stroke patient via a direct television link. This
technology allows our ER staff to determine whether a potential stroke
patient needs to be treated and/or transported to a different facility
within the "Golden Hour" – The first few hours of a stroke
when patients need to be diagnosed and receive treatment in order to ensure
the highest possible chance of recovery.
Stemi Hot Line
This services helps ER staff diagnose potential heart attack victims. With
this technology, patients can be transported to a facility that offers
a higher level of cardiovascular care within two hours. Many of these
patients are transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington,
Critical Care When it Counts
We offer a ventilator for ER patients, who need respiratory assistance
with cardiac, stroke or trauma emergencies. We utilize a number of valuable
resources that help our patients when needed.
ER personnel can utilize one of several air transport services, including:
- Eagle Air Med in Blanding
- St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado
- University of Utah Life Flight
- San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.
Our RN's are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric
Advanced Life Support (PALS). We have an in-house ACLS instructor and
in-house instructors for the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).
Our ER Nursing Manager, Georgia Black, and ER Tech Manager, Cari Spillman,
have an exceptional staff of trained, skilled RN's and ER-Techs. Together
with our staff of skilled physicians, and the latest technology, they
make our ER a top-notch medical facility for treating accident victims,
and all types of emergency needs.