Pediatric Emergency Medicine Overview
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Overview

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics' Division of Emergency & Urgent Care is the only pediatric Level I trauma center between St. Louis, Mo. and Denver, Colo. 

Our PICU recently expanded to 41 inpatient beds in 2011.

Emergency Department

  • Expansion completed in 2011
  • Thirty nine beds including six trauma rooms
  • Dedicated fast-track "green" zone staffed by nurse practitioners and general practitioners from 9 a.m. - Midnight
  • Radiology - In-house radiology until 10 p.m. weekdays. On-call teleradiology available overnight. Ultrasound available until 11 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Child Life support for discussion of painful procedures, distraction
  • Translation services (in-person, phone and videoconference)
  • Extensive subspecialistcoverage:

Transport

In-house transport teams (ground; air - helicopter and fixed wing)

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