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Emergency Medicine

Peds Ed Group imgNow on the ground floor of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, Pediatric Emergency

Medicine at Johns Hopkins has doubled its former space and tripled its faculty in building a premier emergency medicine service for children in a family-friendly environment. Features include—

• Convenient access via an expansive canopy-covered entry circle or a covered pedestrian bridge from the parking garage across the street.
• Valet parking in the expansive canopy-covered entry plaza
• A new expanded 12-bed ambulance drop-off area
• All private exam rooms in a colorful and calming atmosphere
• Separate triage rooms to reduce waiting times and enhance patient privacy
• A separate treatment room for minor emergencies, and two isolation rooms
• Dedicated pediatric trauma bays with instruments designed for children
• Expert management of multi-system illness and trauma
• Nurses educated, trained and certified in pediatric emergency nursing
• A multidisciplinary Child Protection Team devoted to recognizing and treating victims of child abuse
• Dedicated Child Life specialists, who help minimize psychological and emotional trauma
• Dedicated pediatric radiology for faster imaging
• A quieter, sound-engineered nurse-call system that eliminates overhead pages
• Private family consultation rooms for parents to receive information about their child
• Sleep chairs for parents for late-night emergencies
• An airy and naturally-lit family lounge

As the official pediatric trauma referral center for the State of Maryland, the Division of Emergency Medicine works with Maryland’s Emergency Medical Services to receive emergency trauma and other cases from Cumberland to the Eastern Shore, but also cares for children from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Management of multi-system illness and trauma is provided through the Pediatric Emergency Department and the 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which is staffed by pediatric surgeons  and pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine specialists.


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Jane Crosson and JoshuaOn Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 5-year-old Joshua Robinson went into sudden cardiac arrest in Peninsula Regional Medical Center. ED docs shocked his heart back into action and the hospital’s adult cardiologist called Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s Pediatric Transport Service. Maryland’s designated shock trauma service for children. At the Children’s Center, the pediatric shock trauma center for the state of Maryland, pediatric intensivist Jamie Schwartz took the call. Learn More About Pediatric Patient Transport Saves Lives: Joshua's Story