Emergency Care of Children

Main Points

  • Emergency care of children in the United States is the best in the world. 
  • Emergency physicians and nurses care for nearly 25 million sick and injured children under age 15 each year,[i] the vast majority of whom have good outcomes[ii].
  • Emergency physicians are experts in managing childhood emergencies and receive more training in pediatric emergencies than other physicians, including pediatricians.
  • Pediatric emergency care coordinators in emergency departments are strongly linked with readiness to care for children.[iii]
  • Advance planning and a calm attitude are the keys to a good ER experience with a child.

 Emergency Care of Children Fact Sheet

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