Genesis Health System has two locations which specialize in Pediatric Emergencies:
- Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, 801 Illini Drive, Silvis - a Level II trauma facility
- Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport - a Level II trauma facility
Pediatric Emergency Centers are Different
Operating a Pediatric Emergency Center involves establishing medical protocols for treating children; specialized equipment and supplier' and advanced pediatric training and certification of physicians, nursing and EMS staff. "We are proud to be able to provide expert pediatric care for our community. Our staff is trained to care for every age group and specializes not only in trauma care but in cardiac events and in a variety of medical conditions. The Emergency Department staff works closely with our physicians in order to give focused and detailed care for our pediatric population." - Shelley Wiborg MS,RN,CEN, TNS ED/Ambulance Nurse Manager
What to Communicate in an Emergency
If you son or daughter ever requires emergency care, the doctors, nurses and paramedics will have many questions about your child's medical history. You may know all the answers in a calm moment, but even the most organized parent may not be able to remember every part of their child's health history in a stressful situation. In many cases, this information can help a medical professional make quicker diagnoses and decisions during an emergency, when each second counts. Copies of the following information should be kept at home, in each car, in your purse or wallet, and with your day care center or baby-sitter.
Allergies - any known allergies your child has to medications, both prescription and nonprescription. Include allergic reactions to insect stings and bites and good allergies. This information may help medical personnel discover a cause for seizures or difficulty breathing.
Medications - certain medications cannot be taken together, so medical staff need to know all medications (prescription or nonprescription) your child currently takes before they administer any drug.
Pre-existing Illnesses or Conditions - these can have an impact on the tests or treatment plan.
Immunizations - be sure to include a record of all your child's immunizations, as well as information regarding any reactions your child may have had following an immunization such as seizures, high fever or severe discomfort.
Height and Weight - this information is helpful for doctors when calculating medications doses.