Why is a pediatric emergency department different?
Children are not tiny adults and have very specific healthcare needs. From the equipment to the physicians to the staff, our pediatric emergency departments are designed to meet the needs of children of all ages.
- We offer the assistance of a child life specialist, and special tricks and medical interventions to make emergency visits less painful. What is child life?
- We believe in patient- and family-centered care. That means whenever we are treating a child, his or her feelings, emotions and future well-being are a top priority.
- It also means family members may stay with the child at all times while in the ED and help make decisions regarding the child’s care and treatment along the way.