The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine provides care for patients in the Clinic for Internal Medicine, at Merkur Clinical Hospital. The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine consist of the Emergency Department and Internal Medicine Outpatient Department. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers the highest level of emergency care possible for adults and senior people. The Emergency Department provides care for more than 4,000 patients each year, the vast majority of whom come from Zagreb and surrounding area. A high number of Emergency Department patients have acute or critical emergency needs.
Internal Medicine Outpatient Department with several Divisions: General Division, Hypertension Division, Resistant Hypertension Division, Predialysis Nephrology Care Division and Autoimmune Diseases Division provide continuous care for people with chronic diseases, nationwide.
The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine staff strives to provide patients with the highest quality emergency care and outpatient service in an efficient and timely manner. In the Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine, a team of board-certified doctors, registered nurses, and other specially trained staff are available at all times to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care as well as continuous care in outpatient setting.
Medical emergencies often require immediate medical intervention in the emergency department setting. These emergencies include:
• Breathing difficulty of any type
• Chest pain or pressure
• Acute abdominal pain
• Heavy bleeding
• Medication poisoning
• Alcohol intoxications
• Loss of consciousness
• Acute complications of transplanted organs
• Sudden severe headaches, paralysis, seizure, or stroke symptoms
The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine includes general emergency specialists and internal medicine specialists. Physicians from other medical specialties also are available for consultation if the emergency doctor requests it.
Internal Medicine Outpatient Department with several Divisions: General Division, Hypertension Division, Resistant Hypertension Division, Predialysis Nephrology Care Division and Autoimmune Diseases Division provide specialist / subspecialist consult in regard of diagnostic and treatment as well as continuous care for patients referred from their general practitioners (family physicians).
Head: Primarius Asst. Prof. Ingrid Prkačin, MD, PhD
internal medicine specialist, nephrology subspecialist
emergency medicine specialist
Phone: +385 1 22 53 470
Deputy : Dean Mileta, MD
internal medicine specialist
Phone: +385 1 22 53 232
Nurses and medical technicians are apreciated part of the team that contribute in diagnostics, treatment and empowerment process thus enabling high-quality patient care.
Neva Pušnik, nurse practitioner
Darinka Kovačević, nurse
Smilja Ivanec, nurse
Bogdanka Ludaš, nurse
Vesna Rakić, nurse
Ivanka Zoraja, nurse
Marija Jelena Ban, nurse
Marko Krstić, med.technician
Valentin Škarec, med. technician
To meet its ongoing commitment to provide cutting-edge patient care, the Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine is involved with multiple research projects including:
• Merkur Clinical Hospital Registry for Resistant Hypertension
• Predialysis Patients Empowerment
• Clinical Study: “A Two-Part, Single-Blind, Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Patiromer for the Treatment of Hyperkalemia” (Protocol RLY5016-301)
• Clinical Study: Protocol KCT 02/2012 (EudraCT:2012-005219-57)
Referring a Patient to the Emergency Department
01 22 53 232 and/or 01 22 53 233
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Physicians should ask to speak with the Emergency Department Phone Referral Nurse. The nurse will obtain information about the patient and will then contact the appropriate physician or their designee to facilitate a discussion with the referring physician to evaluate the condition of the patient and the mode of transportation.
Referring a Patient to the Outpatient Department
General Division office hours Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
Hypertension Division office hours Monday 8 a.m to 12 p.m.
Resistant Hypertension Division office hours Monday 1 p.m to 3 p.m.
Predialysis Nephrology Care Division office hours Wednesday 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Autoimmune Diseases Division office hours Thursday 8 a.m to 1 p.m.
The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine is located at the ground floor (UK english) or first floor (US english) of the Merkur Clinical Hospital and it is easy to access from Zajceva street.
It has two departments: Emergency Department and Outpatient Department.
The Emergency Department facilities are where highly specialized team treats medical emergencies – illnesses that are acute and poses an immediate risk to a persons` life or long term health.
The Outpatient Department is devoted to the care of outpatients that are referred to internal medicine specialist for consult regarding diagnostic procedures or therapy adjustments by their general practitioners (family physicians). The Outpatient department has several teams subspecialised in treating: high blood pressure (arterial hypertension), immune system diseases and predialysis chronic kidney disease.
It is essential to mention that since September 2012 Merkur Clinical Hospital has the Resistant Hypertension Registry approved by Merkur Clinical Hospital Ethics Committee. The patients diagnosed with resistant hypertension, after implementation of integrated and coordinated diagnostic and therapeutic approach within the Outpatient Department - Resistant Hypertension Division are hospitalized to have the renal sympathetic denervation - innovative treatment method for resistant hypertension management.
Physicians at the Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine have access to diagnostic equipment located at Merkur Clinical Hospital and can refer patients to other specialists or schedule urgent or elective hospitalization if that is what medical condition requires. This collaboration with other Clinical Units within the Clinic for the Internal Medicine and other Clinics makes coherent approach to high-quality patient care.
Emergency Medicine Residency and Internal Medicine Residency
The Clinical Unit of Emergency and Internal Medicine offers an Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Internal Medicine Residency Program through the School of Medicine University of Zagreb.
Continuing Medical Education
Asst. Prof. Ingrid Prkačin, M.D. is dedicated to teaching third, fourth and sixth year medical students propedeutics, internal medicine and emergency medicine, respectively. Asst. Professor Prkačin is also involved in several post-graduate courses for general practitioners (family physicians) and internal medicine specialists.
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