6 October 2014

Treat the Child, Treat the Family

In an emergency room setting, pediatric patients are unique. They aren’t “small adults” and cannot be treated as such. Many factors play a role in treating these patients, including differences in a child’s age, developmental stages, and special needs. These factors make pediatric ER cases different from adult ER cases. Also, when pediatric patients enter the ER, they often have a whole care team behind them – from family members to pediatricians to additional specialists.

Sheridan ER pediatricians provide coordinated care to this entire team – this can include calling to update the regular pediatrician or making sure the family is kept informed and comfortable. In this video, Sheridan ER pediatrician Dr. Flaster shares his insights when it comes to treating children in the ER.

Learn more about Sheridan's pediatric care programs.