Medical Specialist: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric emergency physicians specialize in the treatment of children and teens with acute illnesses and injuries. After completing medical tr...

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Medical Specialist: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency physicians specialize in the treatment of children and teens with acute illnesses and injuries. After completing medical training, the physician receives at least three more years of training in a pediatric or emergency-medicine residency. This is followed by an additional two years of training as a pediatric emergency fellow.

Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialists practice in emergency departments of children’s hospitals and university medical centers, but can also be found in urgent-care centers and other community settings. They are highly qualified to treat children with:

Associated Diseases

  • Poisonings
  • Overdoses
  • Traumatic injury
  • High fever
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Seizure
  • Panic or anxiety attack
  • Meningitis
  • Injuries from falls
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heat related emergencies
  • Cold related emergencies
  • Dehydration

Reference:

American Academy of Pediatrics 2003.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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