Although we strive to see each patient within minutes of their arrival, children are given the highest priority and are typically brought straight back to a comfortable and private evaluation room specifically devoted to pediatric cases . Not only will your child be expedited to a private room, but they will be seen on a priority basis by our physicians. Check-out and discharge procedures for children are also given the highest priority, so that you and your little one can return home quickly.
When children feel safe and comfortable, they have less anxiety about the visit to the doctor’s office or emergency room. We design our pediatric rooms to be just that: comfortable and safe, with updated colors and whimsical artwork designed to minimize the fright and anxiety that a child might experience in a standard adult exam room. We also maintain kid-friendly toys and stuffed animals to help calm and reassure your child during their emergency. Furthermore, by offering your child and family a clean and private area in which to be treated, we minimize risk of exposure to other illnesses that are present in the typical emergency setting.
Our professional staff have extensive experience in caring for neonates, infants, toddlers, and children of every age. We are trained in every aspect of pediatric emergency care. We view ourselves as team members with you in the care of your child, and we will extend every available resource to ensure your child has a positive experience at Elitecare 24-HR Emergency Room.
Child-friendly Testing and Procedures
Sometimes we may need to evaluate blood or urine specimens from your child to help determine whether an emergency condition exists. Our physicians and staff are trained to make these experiences less stressful and traumatic for your child. Calming reassurance, the use of playful distractions in infants and toddlers and setting realistic expectations in older children are a few ways that our staff will ease the process during your child’s evaluation and treatment.
Rapid Treatment and Pain-control
Whether aches or pains, fevers, fractures and sprains, children in pain require extra special care and attention. We focus on alleviating the discomfort of pediatric emergencies by providing:
- rapid medication and treatment to reduce fevers,
- comfortable positioning and splinting of injured extremities,
- medication to control nausea and vomiting.
Because of our special commitment to the highest level of technology and pharmaceuticals available for children, many medications can now be administered WITHOUT the use of an IV.
Pediatric Specialty Partners
Our commitment to excellence at Elitecare 24-HR Emergency Room includes a partnership with local and regional specialists to help continue to the care of your child’s medical and follow-up needs. Should your child require hospitalization, we have strong relationships with local and regional pediatric hospitals, and specialists from every field of medicine. Should you require transfer to a pediatric hospital, we will arrange every detail, from communicating with the specialty network of physicians, to ensuring safe transport by trained paramedics.