Chris Evert Children's Hospital
Pediatric Trauma, Emergency and Minor Care Services

Pediatric Trauma, Emergency and Minor Care Services

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Take the Nervous System Quiz

The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions, and our movements. The brain, nerves, and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

1. The human nervous system is capable of a wide range of functions. What is the basic unit of the nervous system?
2. The neuron cell is made up of which of the following parts?
3. Neurons come in which different type(s)?
4. How do neurons communicate with one another?
5. What is a common neurotransmitter?
6. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that provides for communication between muscles and nerves. When there is a problem with the interaction between acetylcholine and the acetylcholine receptor sites on the muscles, which condition(s) can occur?
7. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter. Which disease or disorder results when the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine die?
8. Certain metabolic diseases can affect the nervous system. For example, people with diabetes can develop a nervous system problem called diabetic neuropathy. What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?
9. Cerebral palsy affects neurons in which part of the body?
10. Which of the following is a genetic disease that causes neurons in the brain to waste away and die?

Level 1 Trauma Center

Chris Evert Children's Hospital is one of only two Level 1 trauma centers in Broward County that specialize in pediatric care. The trauma center is part of our dedicated 12-bed pediatric emergency unit that is staffed by surgeons, pediatric emergency nurses, respiratory therapists, x-ray technicians and anesthesiologists who work around the clock to treat the most critically ill or injured patients.

The trauma center has a helipad to receive patients by MEDEVAC who are seriously injured in remote areas. We have the newest innovative technology, including CT scanners inside the trauma bay to allow easier access and quicker results, 24 hours a day. Its practical location also keeps children in the comfort of the pediatric area. Our multidisciplinary trauma team works together to successfully stabilize, rehabilitate and transfer patients into their home environment.

24-hour Emergency Department

The pediatric specialists at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital emergency department are available 24 hours a day to care for children with medical problems that cannot wait to be seen by their regular doctor. We know that it can be stressful to have a sick child and we do everything we can to help families and their children during their emergency department visit.

Care and Treatment

Minor Care Services has been created as part of the Pediatric Emergency Department to treat medical problems such as sore throats, fever, cold symptoms, sprains, minor cuts, insect bites and other non-life threatening illnesses. Our goal is that a child be treated for minor illnesses and injuries, in a thorough, safe and efficient manner, in one hour or less.

Specially Trained Team

We are staffed by a special medical team which includes a board certified pediatric emergency physician, registered nurse and other technicians.

For more information about Chris Evert Children's Hospital, or if you need a doctor, call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400. Click here for directions to Chris Evert Children's Hospital