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About the Program

Tali and Kara with ultrasoundServices & Program

  • The Pediatric Emergency Department is designed and equipped exclusively for children
  • Children who have been involved in a serious trauma or who have been severely burned receive care through our ACS designated Level 1 Burn and Trauma Center
  • We have devoted a special room for dental procedures and Pediatric Dentists are always available
  • All our medical professionals are trained to help children who are the victims of abuse.  Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24/7 for forensic exams
  • Children who need crisis intervention for acute emotional problems receive the care they need in our secure Psychiatric Emergency Unit. It is staffed 24/7 with board certified psychiatrists

Maximizing Comfort, Insuring Quality of Care

  • The use of numbing cream before IV (intravenous) procedures
  • Child-sized equipment, such as smaller gauge needles and tubes
  • Child life specialists and nurses who are specially trained to talk to children at their level, to distract them and help them relax
  • Interpreters, fluent in all major languages, including American Sign Language, are available 24 hours a day on site or with a special phone service

Emergency medicine is like playing a team sport and the people on your team make all the difference. The faculty are excellent teachers, mentors and role-models and the department and the individuals in it are incredibly kind, supportive, personable and friendly!

Resources and Support

Support Services

  • Child Life
  • Transport Teams
  • Social Work (staffed 24/7)

Community Outreach Programs

  • Pre-Hospital Provider (EMT, Paramedic) Training
  • Injury Prevention Center (we are a member of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids)