Pediatric Emergencies Happen Every Day
Everyone knows that emergencies happen every day and no one understands that better than the Albert E. and Gena Reaud Children’s Emergency Department located at Baptist Beaumont Hospital. We are equipped to treat a wide range of pediatric medical problems for patients from infancy through age sixteen years of age. We provide an environment that is non-threatening and calming to children and informative to their parents.
We provide high quality patient centered care for pediatric patients with emergent, urgent, and non-urgent medical needs. Our new pediatric emergency unit is a child -friendly unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of medical professionals are equipped to handle a wide range of medical problems including but not limited to:
- Infectious conditions such as colds, acute gastroenteritis, croup and bronchiolitis
- Chronic, recurrent illnesses such as asthma, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, AIDS or seizures
- Acute traumatic injuries
Children who require additional care can be admitted to Baptist Beaumont Hospital Children's Unit
Our Pediatric Emergency Department is managed and staffed by highly qualified and specialty trained pediatric registered nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) and board certified emergency physicians. Our healthcare professions have extensive experience in caring for children and young adults with emergency needs which may range from minor injuries to critical care.
Our medical and nursing staff works closely with our social workers who help to reduce stress and anxiety by encouraging effective coping strategies for children and their families who are dealing with stressful situations.
When children and their parents arrive at our facility, they will be welcomed into the children’s waiting area with child-size accommodations. The will follow a sea adventure down the specially designed hallway as they arrive to the five bed pediatric unit equipped with monitors that are linked to the central nursing station. This allows our team to constantly observe the child’s vital signs.