Pediatric Emergency Services

Pediatric Emergency Services

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How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. When was CPR first developed?
2. How does CPR help when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
3. What's the first thing a person should do before beginning CPR?
4. After calling 911, what is the next step in CPR?
5. The faster that CPR begins, the better the chances of a victim's recovery. What is the critical time for CPR to begin?
6. How does an automatic external defibrillator (AED) help a person who is in cardiac arrest?
7. Who can use an AED?
8. When should you stop doing CPR on a victim?

Whether it's a fall from the monkey bars or a blazing fever in the middle of the night, emergency medicine is always available at Broward Health Coral Springs.

Nurse looking after boy in hospital

Our ER for Kids is equipped for children's emergencies with highly specialized pediatricians and pediatric nurses 24 hours a day. Broward Health Coral Springs is dedicated to children offering:

Kids will be kids

"We fell off the stairs and got a boo boo. They gave us stitches on our chins and made the bleed all better."
- Emma and Sophie Adams

Our ER for Kids provides expedient, quality care for children up to 18 years of age. The unit provides a private setting for children and their families, shielding them from the fast pace and drama of the emergency department.

About our Staff

The Broward Health Coral Springs ER for Kids is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses, and a team of multidisciplinary specialists. They are prepared to care for your family's emergencies no matter when they occur.

The unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, staffed with a pediatrician and pediatric nurses. A full complement of medical and surgical consultative services is available.

For more information or a referral to a pediatric specialist, call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

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