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Pediatric Emergency Department (Bloomberg 1)

A facility separate from the adult ED that handles more than 25,000 visits annually for children of all ages who need emergent medical and surgical care. More than half the patients admitted to the Children’s Center arrive through the pediatric ED. As the regional pediatric trauma center for the state, we serve not only the local community but also receive referrals from throughout Maryland and surrounding states.

Patient Population
  • All children ages newborn to 22 years of age with any illness or injury
Services Provided/Diagnoses
  • Specialty care including psychiatric care to age 18 years
  • Level I Trauma to age 22 years and Burn Center to age 15 years
  • State designated Child Abuse and Neglect Center
  • Eye Emergency center
  • Emergency Medical resource Center-Base Station: Certified physicians and nurses provide direction for pre-hospital providers throughout the state regardless of destination (24/7)
Number of Beds
  • 35 total
  • 3 triage
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:1 – 1:3
Rotation/Shifts
  • 12 hour shifts-perm eves, perm nights and rotating D/N
  • New grad RN every other weekend first 18 months, experienced RN every third weekend
  • Flexible scheduling
Skill Mix
  • 70 percent RN, 78 percent BSN-prepared
  • 13 percent Clinical Technician
Orientation
  • 16 weeks, classes and practicum
  • New-grad PEDS internship with post-orientation mentoring

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Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Laurie Rome

"In addition to the honor of working with these children and their families, there’s a huge capacity for professional and personal growth. You can create things to make the care better. I feel like my voice is heard and accepted. We take part in rounds with the physicians."

—Laurie Rome, RN
Pediatric Oncology

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