PEDIATRIC ILLNESS AND INJURY
You will frequently hear the phrase, “children are not just little adults” uttered in medicine. A child’s age, size, immunization history and growth all effect how they respond and react to illnesses and injuries. They also are susceptible to unique illnesses and injuries that we don’t see in adults. They respond differently to health compromise than do adults and they need a specialized age-appropriate approach to allow care with as little fear and loss of autonomy as possible.
WHEN SHOULD I SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE FOR MY CHILD?
You should seek care for:
- abnormal behavior, especially in the setting of headache, fever, injury or possible ingestion
- overdose or ingestion of medications or household products
- difficulty breathing
- loss of consciousness
- vomiting after a head injury
- obvious deformities of bones
- fever in the setting of shortness of breath, abnormal behavior, abdominal pain or headache
We’re available Sunday-Thursday, 10AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM
HOW DO WE DO PEDIATRICS CARE SO WELL?
ER Specialists’ doctors are board-certified emergency medicine physicians which means a portion of our training is dedicated specifically to pediatric emergencies.
Our nurses and staff are all highly skilled caring for kids as a result of their emergency room experience.
We have a dedicated pediatrics room which is bright and spacious, complete with Netflix® and kid-friendly entertainment. This room features and an entertaining mural all of which helps distract kids from fear and discomfort.
We have common medications available from our on-site pharmacy for a nominal cost. Very often you won’t need to stop at the drug store on your way home.
Please visit our “Ouch Happens” blog to learn more about illness and injuries in kids.
If your child is ill or injured and you can safely bring them to ER Specialists, we would love to help you. If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911.
CALL WITH PEDIATRIC ILLNESS AND INJURY QUESTIONS
Our staff is ready for you Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.