Facilities and Services

Duke Emergency Medicine serves as a tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center to patients in North Carolina and Surrounding states.

We have provided care to patients since 1945 with a state-of-the-art and expanded facility. The ED is equipped to treat over 90,000 patients a year.

Patient rooms (adult and pediatric) are equipped with computers in order for physicians to enter orders, look up medical histories, and provide the highest level of care and safety.

Care Areas

Emergency medicine physician sits at a computer in the ambulance bay

The Duke Emergency Department (ED) consists of multiple specialized care areas including:

  • A dedicated Pediatric ED that includes two fully equipped critical care rooms as well as an isolation room
  • Adult care areas that provide clinical services for patients requiring general and acute care
  • Four state-of-the-art medical and and trauma resuscitation bays for critically ill patients
  • An expedited care area for lower acuity needs
  • A Psychiatric Emergency Unit
  • A specialized Clinical Evaluation Unit that allows for timely, on-site outpatient clinical observation

The Duke ED also has a 7,000 square foot ambulance bay with upgraded provisions for disaster and mass casualty incident management and decontamination showers.

Radiology Services

The Duke ED boasts robust on-site radiology services consisting of:

  • Two fully equipped X-ray rooms
  • Fluoroscopy services including a dedicated suite and two mobile units
  • Two state-of-the-art dedicated CT scanners
  • Formal and bedside ultrasound capabilities

Specialty Patient Services

Patients with specialized needs can feel comfortable in the Duke ED thanks to:

  • 24/7 integrated interpreter services
  • An on-site pharmacist specialized in emergency care
  • Case management and social work 
  • An advanced patient cardiac monitoring system with local and remote surveillance
  • Teams dedicated to providing a safe and secure clinical care environment