Pediatric Emergency Department
Emergencies happen. Whether dealing with a fever in the middle of the night or a fall from playground equipment at school, it’s often hard for parents to determine the true severity of an illness or injury. That’s why they turn to UC Davis.
Here you’ll find the Sacramento area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department – with a separate waiting area for children and families – staffed by expert physicians and nurses specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine, who understand the subtle nuances of caring for critically ill or injured children.
As part of an academic health center, research conducted at UC Davis sets new standards for pediatric emergency care worldwide. UC Davis experts have developed new indications for imaging children after head trauma, how to best evaluate young children at risk for meningitis, and assessing the risks for cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Adding an extra layer of comfort, UC Davis’ pediatric emergency program consistently receives high marks from patients’ families. Most of them would recommend UC Davis Medical Center for emergency care, according to recent patient satisfaction data.
If it’s your child in need of emergency care, turn to the experts at UC Davis.
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