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When your child is hurt or sick, you might not always know when the situation is serious enough for a trip to the emergency room (ER). Sometimes it’s fine to go to a doctor’s office or urgent care clinic. But with extreme circumstances and potentially life-threatening conditions, you will need to take your child to the ER.
Our Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Siena hospital offers a Level III Trauma Center for teens and children with moderate injuries. Before visiting a Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican ER for a medical emergency, use our online waiting service to select your estimated arrival time. (DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD). Wait at home, not in a hospital emergency room in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV.
The following signs and symptoms indicate that you should seek immediate treatment in an ER:
Sometimes, the best thing to do is call 911. This allows emergency personnel to help your child during transport to the hospital. Examples of situations that require a call to 911 are:
It’s not always possible to avoid going to the ER. You can help prevent unnecessary ER visits by being aware of your options. Consider whether an urgent care clinic or a regular doctor’s appointment would provide suitable treatment for the condition. If your doctor’s office is closed, such as at night, speak with the doctor on call to see if it can wait until the morning.
If you’re in doubt, play it safe. Do not delay in taking your child to the ER or calling 911 for help.
The pediatric emergency care team at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals can help you understand when to take your child to the ER in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.