|The Albert E. and Gena Reaud Children’s Emergency Center features a warm
and inviting waiting room.
Baptist Beaumont Hospital opened its long-awaited Children’s Emergency Center in May, bringing expert pediatric services closer to home for many area residents.
Whether it is a broken bone, an accidental poisoning or another illness, the Center is fully staffed and ready to handle all types of medical emergencies with the special touch needed to care for ill and sometimes frightened children. (And their moms and dads, too!)
Expert care, close to home
Our highly qualified team of medical professionals — Emergency Registered Nurses, Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians, Social Workers — can handle a range of medical problems, including:
- 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
- other critical illnesses
If your child or young adult requires extended care, he or she can be admitted to Baptist Beaumont Hospital’s Children’s Unit so there is no need to transfer him or her to another hospital.
Parents and children arriving at the waiting area are welcomed with child-sized accommodations. They will follow a sea adventure down a whimsical hallway where five pediatric beds await, equipped with special monitors that link to the central nursing station so the team can continually observe patients’ vital signs.
Here when you need us
Baptist Beaumont Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Center, located at 3080 College St., Beaumont, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call (409) 212-6600.
Emergency preparedness checklist
|Patient beds have monitors that link directly
to the central nursing station.
Being prepared for an emergency can help you survive one. Use these three tips from the American College of Emergency Physicians to help protect your family.
- Post emergency numbers by the phone. Include the numbers for the hospital and ambulance, as well as the police, fire department, poison control center and your family doctor’s office.
- Make a list of medications and allergies. Include the names and dosages of all medications — prescription and over-the-counter — that your family members take. Note any foods or drugs that cause allergic reactions. Also include a list of your own medications and allergies in your wallet.
- Keep first-aid kits in your home and car. Stock them with plenty of bandages and gauze, plus a first-aid manual.
- Take a first-aid class. It can help you learn how to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, as well as the correct techniques for wrapping sprains, treating burns and applying splints. Most important, it can give you the confidence to remain calm and comfort others during an emergency.
When is it an emergency?
The initial minutes after an injury or medical crisis are often the most critical. Trust your instincts when deciding if you or a loved one needs immediate medical attention. Symptoms that generally indicate an emergency include:
- uncontrollable bleeding
- head injury or broken bones
- poisoning or suspected overdose
- inability to breathe or shortness of breath
- seizure or loss of consciousness
- persistent chest or abdominal pain or pressure
- numbness or paralysis of an arm or leg
- sudden slurred speech, visual changes or weakness
- major burns
- intense pain
- severe reaction to an insect bite, medication or food
Call for help
Calling 911 is one of the most important steps you can take in an emergency situation, because paramedics can begin treatment on the way to the hospital. Do not attempt to move the patient or perform a medical procedure if you are unsure how to do it. And do not try to drive to the emergency room if you or the patient requires immediate care.