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Clinical Care Services

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is comprised of specially trained pediatric physicians with expertise in pediatric emergency medicine.  These specialists staff the emergency department at the Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 24 hours a day,7 days a week.   As a Level 1 Trauma Center and the State’s only Pediatric Trauma Center, the division is charged with caring for the most severely injured and sick children, as well as those with the most minor problems.  The division orchestrates the teaching program for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Department of Family Medicine.  First, second, and third year pediatric residents rotate through the

emergency department.  Educational opportunities are also afforded to family practice residents from the Somerset Hospital Training Program, physician assistant students, nursing students, medical students, and all those that choose to do electives with our division.  The division is intimately involved in research and academic pursuits in relation to pediatric emergency medicine. 


Express Care       

The division has a well-established section in Express Care Medicine in which board certified general pediatricians are available during the busiest times to treat patients with a wide range of minor problems, expediting their care, and significantly decreasing their time spent in the emergency department. These specially trained general pediatricians augment the division’s academic and educational pursuits and are intimately involved in all continuing medical education processes. 


The division also affords to pediatricians in Central Jersey an Office Preparedness Course.  This is a course which incorporates mock code scenarios in physician offices to access and help in the preparation of significant critical care problems that could take place in an office setting.  After the course, there is a feedback session in which equipment and physician knowledge is updated and referred to the practice.


Our Clinical Services Include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses and injuries that present to the emergency department from birth through 21 years of age.
  • Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Moderate Sedation including Nitrous Oxide Service
  • Enhanced radiological techniques including fluoroscopy done in the emergency department.