» Emergency Department (ED)
The Emergency Department (ED) at Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is one of only a few Level One pediatric trauma centers in the United States certified by the American College of Surgeons. The department treats more than 90,000 patients annually, making it one of the five busiest pediatric emergency services in the country. When pediatric patients need emergency transport, Children's Hospital of Michigan's PANDA One is Michigan's only dedicated pediatric and neonatal ambulance service and team.
The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program has been around since 1989, and continues to be strong in both clinical training and academics.
The Emergency Department has 51 examination rooms arranged in 9 pods with an "under the sea" theme. The trauma bay consists of three resuscitation beds. With the implementation of the 29-minute guarantee, the ED promises a physician evaluation of all patients in less than 29 minutes. This amazing challenge has been successfully met by the ED staff, physicians on staff, fellows, and residents. Working in the ED as a health care provider is one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences, and an excellent educational opportunity.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has a state-of-the-art ED. Besides the robot you may see rolling down the hall, advanced technology include an electronic patient tracking system and electronic medical records. Data such as history, physical exam and medical decision making will be using tablet PC’s. With the Hospital’s goal of being wireless; the ED is currently a wireless hub.
Most of the ED and the waiting room area were renovated and expanded in December of 2004. Currently, the Emergency Department has three state-of-the-art resuscitation bays and 51 examination rooms organized in a child-friendly pod system. Pods are groups of rooms in which doctors and nurses care for their patients. Typically, one doctor is scheduled per 2 pods.