Since 1st April 2014 the KfN has a separate admission area for patients with general internal emergencies. Admission is open from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. On weekends and public holidays, patients are only admitted after consultation with the on-duty doctor. Patients are referred by the rescue coordination centre (IVENA) or directly after consultation with the referring doctor.
Separate admission unit for emergency patients
Outside of normal ward operation, the admission unit is staffed with an admitting nurse as well as an admitting doctor in order to enable optimal medical care for the patients. Generally, the admission unit is staffed with an internal specialist with many years of experience in an emergency hospital.
For the admission unit, 6 beds in 2 rooms are available that can be monitored.
After clinical stabilisation, the patients are then transferred from the admission unit to the normal wards of the KFN, where treatment continues.
Indications for emergency admission
The KfN provides high-quality medical care for patients with non-acutely life-threatening internal illnesses, e.g.:
- Infections of lungs and respiratory systems unless artificial respiration is necessary
- Infections of skin and connective tissue (e.g. erysipelas)
- Infections of the urinary tract and kidneys
- Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
- Thromboses of leg veins
- Acute pain syndromes of the musculoskeletal system without necessity of an operation, e.g. paralysis
- Acute deterioration of chronic illnesses, e.g. chronic inflammatory gastric diseases or rheumatic diseases
- Irregularities with diabetes mellitus type 2
- Irregularities of blood pressure, decompensated cardiac insufficiency
- Liver diseases including decompensated cirrhosis of the liver
- Anaemia with stable circulation
- Fever with unexplained cause