Pediatric Emergency Department

Pediatric Emergency  702-383-3734

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ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).

The Emergency Department at UMC Children’s Hospital has an astounding “door to doctor” average time of only 20 minutes. “Door to doctor” time refers to the amount of time it takes for a patient to come through our doors and be seen by any one of our specially trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians. As you know, wait times in your pediatrician’s offices can vary, and sometimes exceed 20 minutes even when you have an appointment. The fact that UMC Children’s Hospital is able to tend to your child in such a short amount of time is phenomenal. 

Our 20-bed Pediatric ED is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week by fellowship-trained and Board-Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine doctors, Advanced Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses trained and specialty certified in the care of children, capable of dealing with life-threatening emergencies at any time of the day or night. Pediatric emergency care services, including pediatric surgical specialty care, are easily available. The department features five beds specially equipped for pediatric resuscitation and critical care, including an infant warmer designed for children from birth to three months.

Symptoms that may require an emergency room visit:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizure – especially if child has not had prior seizures or known seizure disorder
  • Suspected broken bone
  • Crush injury
  • Lacerations that may need stitches
  • Fever in an infant under 90 days of age
  • Head injury with associated symptoms
  • Abdominal pain – severe
  • Burns
  • Signs of dehydration