No parent wants their child to visit the Emergency Department, but when the need arises our Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialists are there to provide the highest quality of care available for your sick or injured child.
Our physicians treat children of all ages. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we care for the most severely injured and critically ill patients in partnership with surgeons, other subspecialists, LifeFlight, and AirMed. We also provide care for children needing observation and treatment less than 24 hours through our Rapid Treatment Unit. We continue to work hard to further the knowledge and understanding of pediatric illnesses and injuries through on-going clinical research. We also participate in local, regional and national education and child advocacy programs.
Planning for an Emergency
Being prepared for an emergency involves not only planning, but also talking to your children about what to expect. Here are some tips on what to tell your kids:
- Based on their age, tell them what an emergency is in words they can comprehend.
- Tell them what types of emergency people might arrive to help (firefighters, police officers, paramedics).
- Work with your children to memorize their home address and phone number, as well as the emergency response number.