If an emergency happens with your child, what should you do? Can your local emergency department handle your needs?
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Underlying conditions and special needs can influence where your child should receive emergency care. It’s important to speak with your pediatrician to coordinate the best place to go if an emergency arises.
Not all hospitals are required to prepare to meet the unique emergency needs of children, and no provider wants to feel ill prepared to deal with a critical child. While there are programs working with hospitals to handle those gaps in critical care needs, there is no national standard on what emergency departments should have in place to treat children. You can speak with your local hospital’s leadership to see what you can do to help bridge the gap.
Listen as Dr. Kate Remick joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to prepare for an emergency and know where you should take your child.
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