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Pediatric Emergency Room
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Pediatric Emergency Room

Bye-Bye Boo-Boo, Hello Life

Reston Hospital Center’s pediatric ER focuses solely on children with an environment specially designed for their care and comfort. From asthma to broken bones and tummy aches, our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and specially trained nurses are available every minute of every day to treat your child with technologies designed for kids.

Pediatric ER Care Made Better, not Adult Medicine Made Smaller

Our pediatric emergency room is conveniently located at Reston Hospital Center’s ER, separated from the main ER in an environment designed to comfort and care for children. From woodland creatures in the waiting area to an underwater adventure in the treatment rooms, your child will be soothed by the bright and colorful atmosphere.

Our pediatric ER features:

  • Five dedicated pediatric treatment rooms
  • PALS and ENPC certified nursing staff
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Separate pediatric waiting area
  • Devoted nurse’s station
  • In-room entertainment
  • Blu ray movie library
  • Post treatment treasure chest
  • Experienced, pediatric emergency physician

Safety is Our Pediatricians’ Top Priority

Our ER is also equipped with the Broselow Artemis System for safe and accurate administration of medications for children, as calculating the correct dosage can be difficult, especially in emergency situations. The Broselow Artemis System allows our pediatric team to instantly access proper dosing, improve the speed and accuracy in preparation and administration of medications, reduce medical errors and standardize pediatric dosing.

Family-Centered ER Care

While your child is a patient at our emergency room, we encourage you to be an advocate for your child’s care. Our ER staff understands how important parents are to their child’s recovery process.

While we have to prioritize care based on the severity of illness or injury, your child’s care is important to us. If you notice any changes in his/her condition while you are in the waiting room, please get the attention of the triage nurse or another member of our emergency room staff for help.

If you feel like your child’s condition is life-threatening, do not try to drive to the closest emergency room. Call 911 for immediate assistance.

One of the children who dressed up and brought her best buddy for a check up at our grand opening teddy bear clinic.

Debbie Simmons, CRA, RTRM, using our portable x-ray machine to take an "x-ray" of one of our teddy bear patients at the grand opening teddy bear clinic.

Charlene Pennington, RN, CPHRM, performing a check up at our grand opening teddy bear clinic.

One of our pediatric ER treatment rooms following our underwater adventure theme.

6 signs your child should go to the ER

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