We have to admit that we give special treatment to your kids. Our doctors strive to see your child within ten minutes of arrival in a private room. Knowing how anxious children can be during emergencies, we try our best to keep them comfortable and engaged. We have special rooms for kids, featuring updated colorful designs, toys, and other things to make your child feel at ease during your visit.
Our professional staff have extensive experience in caring for neonates, infants, toddlers, and children of every age. We are trained in every aspect of pediatric emergency care. We view ourselves as team members with you in the care of your child, and we will extend every available resource and comfort measure to ensure your child has a positive experience at Rice Emergency Room.
Child-friendly Testing and Procedures
Sometimes, the physician may need to evaluate blood or urine specimens from your child to help determine whether an emergency condition exists. We are trained to make these uncomfortable experiences less stressful and to minimize the negative effects upon your child. Calming reassurance, and the use of distractions in infants and toddlers, and setting realistic expectations in older children are aids that our staff will implement to ease the process during your child’s evaluation and treatment.
Rapid Treatment and Pain-control
Whether aches or pains, fevers, fractures and sprains, children in pain require extra special care and attention. We focus on alleviating the discomfort of pediatric emergencies by providing:
- Rapid medication and treatment to reduce fevers,
- Comfortable positioning and splinting of injured extremities,
- Medication to control nausea and vomiting.
- Many medications can now be administered without the use of an IV.
Pediatric Specialty Partners
Our commitment to excellence at Rice Emergency Room includes a partnership with local and regional specialists to help continue to the care of your child’s medical and follow-up needs. Should your child require hospitalization, we have strong relationships with local and regional pediatric hospitals, and specialists from every field of medicine. Should you require transfer to a pediatric hospital, we will arrange every detail, from communicating with the specialty network of physicians, to ensuring safe transport by trained paramedics.