Emergency Care Center – Pediatric Care  

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Emergency Care Center – Pediatric Care 

Patient population

 Newborn to the age of 14 years

Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 26 beds of which: 2 (Multi trauma) beds;  4 Step-down beds; 3 Fast Track beds; 2 Negative pressure isolation rooms; 3 Ventolin chairs; 12 Regular beds

Occupancy Rate

 Approximately 80 visits per day – to ECC Paeds only. Not reflective of the total Paediatric population visits.

Approximately 12 admissions a day

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Patient Escort

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Multisystem  and isolated injuries / trauma whether from falls, pedestrian vs. automobiles, passengers in motor vehicle accidents, household accidents
  • Near drowning; Exposure to hazardous materials; Drug overdose; Hypovolemic and septic shock; Dehydration; Respiratory conditions; Cardiac conditions
  • Endocrine conditions; Infectious conditions; Oncological conditions; Scorpion and snake exposure; Various genetic conditions / disorders; Childhood diseases

Procedures

  •  Trauma: Hemodynamic monitoring; Administration of advanced emergency medications; Administration of thrombolytic/Inotropic support; C-spine immobilization, vascular access; Transcutaneous pacing, cardioversion, defibrillation, internal defibrillation; Thoracotomy,  hole, chest tube insertion, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, pericardiocentesis and thoracentesis; Triage, emergency endoscopy,  hemodialysis and lumbar puncture.
  • Emergency: Administration of advanced cardiac and trauma life support to both adult and pediatric population; Care of central, arterial and port-a-cath lines.  Intraosseous access; Rapid sequence intubation.  Mechanical ventilation, assisted ventilation techniques & advanced airway management; Echocardiogram, EKG; Conscious sedation, decontamination procedure; Disaster response; Ascitic tap, catheter insertion and drainage, nasogastric insertion, and PEG tube insertion, tracheostomy – and PEG tube replacement; Initial assessment & management of newborn and/or resuscitation; PortaCath accessing

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 09:54 AM