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    Centre Pointe Emergency to Hold Community Halloween Event

    Last updated 1 day 20 hours ago

    North Charleston, S.C./ October 22, 2014 –Centre Pointe invites the Charleston community to their “Spooktacular” Halloween event on Saturday October 25 from 10am – noon. Children can grab their favorite costume and “trick or treat” in a safe environment. Prizes will be given away including a new Playstation 4 for the best costume. When kids aren’t “trick or treating” they can enjoy balloon animals, refreshments, face painting and tour Centre Pointe Emergency, a new free standing emergency department opening on October 27. Please note- Centre Pointe Emergency will officially open to the public on October 29.

    The North Charleston Fire Department and Charleston County EMS will be offering tours of a fire truck and ambulance. Centre Pointe Emergency is located at the corner of International Blvd. and Tanger Outlet Blvd. “Spooktacular” is free and open to all ages. For more information, please visit

    style="font-size: 11px;">Trident Health is an HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as two free standing emergency departments- Centre Pointe Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2013, Trident Health provided almost $50 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed over $30 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at style="font-size: 11px;"> or call 843.797.7000.

    Symptoms of a Food Allergy

    Last updated 2 days 17 hours ago

    A food allergy can be a life-threatening condition for some people. Without immediate treatment, individuals can go into anaphylactic shock, making it imperative for loved ones to know when a possible allergic reaction has taken place. Though the warning signs can vary from person to person, many symptoms are common among people who suffer from allergies.

    Allergic reactions often produce severe gastrointestinal distress. Symptoms may range from stomach discomfort to the sudden need to vomit. Allergens can also cause the throat to close or the lips and tongue to swell. In response, some people may find it more difficult to breathe during an allergy attack. The skin can experience irritation and inflammation as well. In the event that any of these symptoms develop, allergy sufferers may require immediate emergency care.

    Does your child suffer from food allergies? To find out how you can best protect your child from experiencing an allergic reaction, call Trident Health in Charleston at (843) 277-6062. Our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral representatives are available around the clock to answer your questions.

    Meet One of Our Outstanding Imaging Technologists

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Cancer care entails a team of medical specialists working together to help patients overcome their diagnoses. This video highlights one member of this important group of people.

    Trident Health is proud to have Wes as part of our diagnostic imaging department. Imaging is an essential part of the cancer treatment process, as it can alert doctors to the presence of cancerous growths. It can also provide information regarding the effectiveness of treatments in reducing tumors. Wes understands how crucial it is for cancer patients to feel supported during their treatment journey. That is why he loves helping them fight their diseases and return to health.

    At Trident Health, our cancer care specialists provide swift and comprehensive treatment. Call our Charleston hospital today at (843) 277-6062 to learn more about our diagnostic imaging services.

    Things to Bring to Our Pediatric Emergency Room

    Last updated 14 days ago

    An injury or illness that requires emergency pediatrics care can be a frightening event. In rushing your child to the hospital, though, it can be easy to forget a few key items that could both improve your child’s care and enhance his level of comfort. So before a medical emergency strikes, take the time now to get your ER needs in order. For more information on emergency pediatric services, contact Trident Health.

    Physician Information

    When you arrive at the ER, the triage nurse will be the first to greet you and assess the needs of your child. To help the emergency room staff better understand your child’s condition, they may need to contact his primary care physician. Especially when a child has a chronic condition such as a food allergy or asthma, the primary care physician can quickly update the ER doctors and nurses on the particulars of his current care.

    Medical History Documentation

    Letting the emergency room staff know your child’s medical history can also prove critical to his treatment. Though you may know the details of your child’s health better than any other person, it can still be difficult to recall all the information that the ER might need. To make sure that the staff has all pertinent data at its disposal, you may want to take some time to write down your child’s medical history and have a sheet ready when you arrive at the hospital.

    Overnight Bag

    Emergency pediatrics typically entails the treatment of children with critical medical needs. Even in such serious cases, though, it may take several hours or more before your child receives treatment or can leave the hospital. Under some circumstances, you child’s condition may be so significant that he is admitted for overnight care. To help your child remain calm and comfortable for the duration of his hospital stay, bring a bag that contains some of his favorite toys, books, or other belongings.

    The emergency pediatrics department at Trident Health can see to it that your child receives the highest level of care in the shortest amount of time. To find out more about our ER services, call (843) 277-6062. You can also go to our website for a list of our complete healthcare options for Charleston residents.

    Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Surgery of any kind is a significant undertaking that requires careful consideration on the part of the patient and his physician. Yet in some circumstances, surgical treatment can offer the relief that other orthopedic care alternatives fail to provide. As many Trident Health patients can attest, knee replacement surgery can alleviate the discomfort and mobility problems of osteoarthritis and other conditions. Knowing if you make an eligible surgery candidate is the first step to getting the lasting relief you deserve.

    You have tried conservative treatment options

    With the first pangs of knee pain, a doctor might recommend rest, medication, and exercise. Though these remedies might provide temporary relief, people with progressive conditions might find these options inadequate to address their discomfort and stiffness. If you can no longer enjoy life because medication and exercise cannot ease your symptoms, knee replacement might be the right choice for you.

    You can no longer move with ease

    Deterioration of the knee joint can quickly impact your everyday independence and mobility. While some people may eventually eliminate more rigorous activities from their normal schedules, knee pain can become so great that even simple actions such as getting out of bed or walking around the house become painful and difficult. If your knee discomfort prevents you from carrying out simple movements, it might be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

    You still experience symptoms while at rest

    Compounding the problem for some people is that they cannot escape their symptoms no matter what they do. Movement often triggers knee pain, but even during rest, some people may feel discomfort. Inflammation of the knee joint can also create bouts of swelling and tenderness that become more chronic as time goes on. If your symptoms persist even when you sit or sleep, talk to an orthopedic doctor about knee replacement surgery. In a matter of months, you could be back on your feet and once again enjoying life without knee pain.

    Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? Take our free online knee health assessment to learn about what you can do to alleviate your symptoms. You can also call Trident Health at (843) 277-6062 to find out more about our knee replacement surgery services for Charleston residents.

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