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Arkansas Children's Hospital Emergency Room

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Emergency Room is located at 1800 W. 10th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Arkansas Children’s Emergency Room is a Level I trauma center and is fully staffed by pediatricians and pediatric medicine residents certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. We are a fully-equipped facility specific to pediatrics available 24 hours a day to treat all pediatric emergencies including trauma.

FAQs

  • What is taking so long? We know it is hard to sit and wait when you have a sick child. The children who are the sickest or badly injured are seen by doctors first. If you have been waiting a while to be seen, very likely another child arrived who may be less stable. There are often ambulances and helicopters bringing critically ill patients into the ER through a different entrance that need immediate care. The majority of your time will likely be spent in the Tests/Treatments portion. Every patient will be going through the same steps as your child, so things may take a while to ensure that everyone gets the care they need.
  • Why is my child not allowed to eat or drink? Some medical conditions need urgent tests/treatments that require an empty stomach. We know it is hard for you to not provide your child food or drink but until we have a better idea of the type of condition your child has, it is safer for your child to not have anything by mouth.
  • Why am I asked the same questions by different people? Do doctors talk to each other? Yes, our doctors communicate with each other! We want to make sure we provide the very best care for your child. To do that we must have accurate and complete information. When different members of our team ask you the same questions, they discuss and clarify details to make sure they all have the same information. It may be frustrating to tell your story multiple times, but each time one of our team may learn something new that could help your child.

Outreach Education

Our staff wants to support pediatric care in the community. We not only want to be your hospital of choice for pediatric patients, but we want to support you when you have to care for the sick or injured child. Our outreach education program is designed to introduce all healthcare providers to pediatric emergency care from pre-hospital through care in the emergency room. We would love to schedule a time to visit your ambulance service, fire department or rural healthcare facility to discuss and offer pediatric care training. To schedule an appointment or find out more email us at outreacheducation@archildrens.org.