ED Sedation Services:
The Emergency Department (ED) at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan manages the hospital’s sedation service. It is dedicated to providing sedation for patients undergoing imaging studies. Pediatric emergency physicians sedate more than 2,500 patients per year as part of this service. ED faculty, staff the sedation service seven days a week. One ED physician staffs the MRI suite sedations while a second staffs the CT, nuclear medicine and PET scan. This service is an integral part of providing comprehensive and superior quality service to patients.
ED Imaging Services:
A full range of radiology services are available for the evaluation of emergency patients. Two dedicated x-ray suites are located within the department. In addition, a 64-slice CT scan and the MRI suite are located adjacent to the ED. An active ultrasound and nuclear medicine service are also available. A PET and PET-CT scan exclusively dedicated to children, is the only one of its kind in the country.
Child Life Services:
Child Life in the Emergency Department strives to reduce stress and anxiety that children and families may encounter while at the hospital. This is accomplished by providing preparation for procedures – through verbal teaching and play with medical equipment, support and distraction during procedures, and providing play opportunities to promote normal growth and development.
Social Work Services:
Social work services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are two dedicated ED social workers as well as two dedicated psychiatry social workers. These services are quite valuable to the ED with staff being called upon for support in a variety of situations from trivial to extremely serious.
The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan has Spiritual Care Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A chaplain is always available in the hospital to help patients and families with their needs.
Spiritual Care Services at Children’s Hospital of Michigan serves patients, families, and staff of all faiths and cultures. Chaplains come from many different faiths and backgrounds and are educated to help people in times of crisis and concern within their own religious faith.