Pediatric Emergency Medicine
We are responsible for the evaluation and management of over 80,000 patients per year seen in the Emergency Department at and Norton Children’s Medical Center.
Supervision and education of house staff, while providing high quality care, are the chief goals of the division. Didactic lectures, small group conferences, and bedside teaching in the Emergency Department provide the house staff with knowledge of the initial management and recognition of critically ill and injured patients.
Clinical workshops teach wound management, suture skills, and splinting techniques. Residents from the Department of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Community and Family Medicine participate in all levels of care including minor surgical procedures, splinting, and the resuscitation of acutely ill/injured children.
Norton Children’s Hospital Emergency Department is a large referral center for pediatric patients extending into southern Indiana and the western half of Kentucky and acts as medical control for pediatric patients transported by the Metro Louisville Emergency Medical Services personnel. The Emergency Department consists of 33 examination rooms and 12 non-urgent/fast-track rooms. Norton Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department consists of 17 examination rooms.