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Pediatric Trauma Center

Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons verified, free-standing Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The verification provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

Children's Hospital of Michigan provides exceptional care, around the clock, to injured children and families from time of injury through recovery and rehabilitation. When pediatric patients need emergency transport, Children's Hospital of Michigan's provides PANDA One a dedicated pediatric and neonatal ambulance service and team.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan Trauma Center offers a advanced intensive care unit, step-down unit, burn center and full-service emergency department. The imaging department provides 24-hour emergency CT scans, angiographies and other diagnostic procedures to aid in the treatment of the injured child. Additionally, an operating room is reserved for trauma patients 24 hours a day.

The Trauma Center is a member of the State of Michigan Region 2 South State Trauma System, Regional Disaster Network and Detroit East Medical Control Authority. It also provides leadership in community based injury prevention and pediatric continuing education for healthcare professionals throughout southeast Michigan. The staff conducts, evaluates and disseminates evidence based research and outcomes regionally, nationally and internationally.

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.

Services and Innovations

The mission of the Pediatric Trauma Center at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is to provide exceptional services to injured children and their families. The staff works diligently with various departments to ensure all injured pediatric patients receive optimal care.

Trauma Center Goals include:

  • Care along the continuum of wellness from acute injury through rehabilitation
  • Community based-injury prevention
  • Educational opportunities and collaboration for professionals from pre-hospital to recovery
  • The Trauma Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is a participating member of the State of Michigan Region 2 South State Trauma System, Regional Disaster Network and Detroit East Medical Control Authority.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Pediatric Trauma Center takes pride in providing leadership in providing community based injury prevention and pediatric continuing education for healthcare professionals throughout southeast Michigan. The staff conducts, evaluates and disseminates evidence based research and outcomes regionally, nationally and internationally.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Trauma Services complies with the American College of Surgeon’s standards providing for optimal trauma care.

 

Trauma Conditions and Treatments

Common conditions treated in the Trauma Department and DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan.
  • Abrasion
  • Acute spinal cord injury
  • Animal bites
  • Blood in the eye
  • Bruising - black eye
  • Blister
  • Bruise
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Chemical burns of the eye
  • Cuts and wounds of the external ear
  • Cuts and wounds of face
  • Dental emergencies
  • Dislocations
  • Eye trauma
  • Fractures
  • Fractures of orbit
  • Foreign Bodies in ear, nose, airway
  • Head injury
  • Insects in ear
  • Laceration with stitches
  • Laceration without stitches
  • Minor cuts, scrapes and skin wounds
  • Minor injuries
  • Mouth and lips cuts and wounds
  • Nose cuts and wounds
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nursemaid's elbow
  • Orthopaedic Problems
  • Pneumothorax
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rabies
  • Skin injury in children
  • Small cuts and scrapes
  • Splinters
  • Sports injuries
  • Superficial injures to face and head
  • Thermal injuries
  • Tibial torsion
  • Trauma

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