CLINICAL: The emergency department consists of 20 patient rooms and two resuscitation/trauma rooms. In addition, we have a 5 bed urgent care area nearby. We work collaboratively with pediatric medical and surgical specialists to bring the best emergency care to infants and children. The pediatric emergency department has a range of support staff that assist in providing child- and family-centered care, including child life and pediatric social workers. We also work to improve our service with newer technology in diagnosis and treatment.
LEADERSHIP: Our pediatric emergency department was the first pediatric level one trauma center in the state of Connecticut. Many faculty serve in leadership positions on hospital, regional, national and international pediatric and emergency medicine-related professional organizations. The faculty are routinely invited guests to speak at national and international conferences.
EDUCATION: Section faculty and staff teach medical, nursing, paramedic and physician associate students. We precept and mentor residents in Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. We support a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Section faculty organize and teach Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses for the hospital.
ADVOCACY: Our faculty participate on advisory boards and initiatives related to pediatrics and emergency medicine locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. We support local injury prevention programs and emergency-related high school education projects. Additionally, members of our section have provided post-disaster medical care after humanitarian crises like the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
RESEARCH: Section faculty continue to be involved in pediatric emergency medicine research projects that include topics such as febrile infants, EMS, ultrasound, quality & safety, forensic medicine, simulation, medical informatics, health care disparities, disaster preparedness and international health. We have been regular contributors to pediatric and emergency medicine journals and textbooks.
Research Topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a ever-growing field and we are proud to be involved with a growing number of research areas to further advance our field, such as:
- Bedside Ultrasound
- Child Abuse and Forensics
- Disaster Medicine
- Ethical Disparities
- Febrile Infants
- Injury Prevention
- International Medicine
- Quality Improvement
- Translational Research