Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now offering a five-bed Fast Track area for less serious illnesses and injuries. The Fast Track area is located within the ER and is available daily during our busiest times.
The goal of the Fast Track program is to treat and discharge patients with non-life-threatening conditions within 60 minutes of arrival. Based on the initial patient complaint, the charge nurse in the ER will determine if the patient should be seen in Fast Track. Some of the minor illnesses and injuries treated in Fast Track include:
- Cuts, tears, or puncture wounds
- Occupational injuries
- Sore throat
- Minor motor vehicle injuries
- Minor burns
- Insect bites and stings
The Fast Track area will have a dedicated nurse and qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), specifically allocated to oversee the rapid assessment and treatment of their patients.