Norton Children’s Emergency Medicine Services
When a child needs immediate emergency or trauma care, Norton Children’s has the expertise, technology and facilities to give children the quality care they deserve. Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Louisville.
Emergency medicine and trauma conditions we treat
- Asthma exacerbations
- Back pain
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Broken bones
- Chest pain
- Fever in infants younger than 2 months old or a fever that won’t go away
- Head injuries
- Knocked out teeth
- Ingestion of a foreign object, medication or toxin
- Severe stomach pain
- Swallowed objects
- Trauma, including car accidents, bike accidents or falls
- Trouble breathing
Other emergency services
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Kentucky Poison Control Center serves all 120 counties in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The specially trained staff of nurses, physicians and pharmacists are available to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisons. Our physicians are board certified in medical toxicology, and our nurses are nationally certified specialists in poison information.
The “Just for Kids” Transport Team plays an important role in ensuring children from across Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond get the specialized care offered at Norton Children’s Hospital. Our team consists of a critical care nurse, a critical care respiratory therapist, an EMT and sometimes a physician. The team uses specially equipped mobile intensive care units, an airplane and a helicopter to provide transportation for young patients in need of sophisticated, sometimes life-sustaining, emergency care.
Why Norton Children’s for emergency care?
- “Just for Kids” Transport Team provides access to Norton Children’s Hospital through fixed-wing, helicopter and ground transportation.
- Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital.
- Norton Children’s Hospital is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Louisville. The emergency department treats approximately 60,000 children each year. The staff is trauma certified, and nurses have pediatric advanced life support certification.
- Norton Children’s Medical Center in northeastern Jefferson County on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus has a 24/7 pediatric emergency department with 16 treatment rooms, four sedation rooms typically used for diagnostic imaging, and a dedicated radiology suite. The medical center is staffed with the same emergency medicine providers as Norton Children’s Hospital.
- Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital provides children’s pediatric emergency care, along with diagnostic imaging and testing capabilities, for children.
- Kentucky Poison Control Center is of Norton Children’s Hospital provides a hotline staffed with nurses, physicians and pharmacists available to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisoning 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Certified child life therapists are available at our three locations to help children and families navigate the stress of a diagnosis or hospital stay.
- The Heal, Dog, Heel pet therapy program has dogs available for patients at Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
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