Why Your Child Needs Dedicated Pediatric Care
Children have special medical needs that are different from those of adults. When your child isn’t feeling well, you need to know that he or she is being well taken care of by highly trained pediatric clinicians. That’s why Sunrise Children’s Hospital is on a mission to care for the well-being of children in our community. In fact, we are the only dedicated children’s hospital in the Las Vegas area. Our focus on children’s health allows us to provide the specialized care and support services they need.
When you take your child to a children’s hospital, you can rest assured that every doctor who sees your child has received specialized pediatric training. Children’s hospitals bring together highly trained pediatricians, pediatric emergency medicine doctors, pediatric nurses, and other professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the unique health issues that affect young patients .
Pediatric Medical Equipment
You might be surprised to learn that not every healthcare facility is fully equipped with child-sized medical equipment. A children’s hospital has the right equipment for children of all ages, ranging from pediatric hospital beds to special pressure cuffs.
It’s difficult enough to watch a child cope with pain and other symptoms. Families shouldn’t have the added burden of a stressful hospital visit. When you take your child to a specialized pediatric care location, he or she will be soothed by the colorful, child-friendly décor and positive ambience.
Children often have difficulty understanding what’s happening during a diagnostic test or treatment. Their siblings may also express negative emotions about the situation. At a children’s hospital, families can work with Child Life Specialists. These professionals are specially trained in putting young patients at ease and using age-appropriate language to explain hospital procedures. Child Life Specialists can also provide support for the young patient’s siblings.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital features the largest dedicated children’s emergency care department in Las Vegas. Our pediatric specialists work closely with parents to provide family-centered care. If you would like more information about the unique care our children’s hospital provides, you can call a registered nurse at (702) 233-5437.