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When your child’s life and health are at risk, confidence in his or her healthcare team means everything. Riley at IU Health is home to Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Our doctors specialize in caring for infants and children up to 18 years old when seconds count, and our nurses and other professionals are trained and experienced in working with children and families during health-related emergencies of all kinds.
Because we are part of Indiana University Health, our emergency medicine team has access to the latest medical and information technology, including 24-hour access to pediatric radiology, all pediatric subspecialties and all the resources of our nationally ranked academic medical center. Our team members work closely with physician specialists and health professionals throughout the hospital to ensure coordinated, effective care for every patient.
We participate in the Indiana Network for Patient Care, so we can access medical records for most hospitals across Indiana. If your child has been to any participating hospital, our team can quickly access critical information about his or her medical history, drug allergies and specific needs. We will also update your child’s primary care doctor and other healthcare providers on any care he or she receives at our hospital as well as any follow-up care needed.
As part of Riley at IU Health, we offer care that is centered on the needs and comfort of each patient and his or her family. We offer free valet parking for emergency care, and our rapid triage and assessment process ensures your child gets the care he or she needs as quickly as possible. Family members or guardians are supported during the course of stay and are encouraged to remain with their child for most medical procedures.
Our Child Life specialists work with children and families to help ease stress and anxiety during a hospital stay. They are available 24 hours a day, providing an outlet for children to express themselves through play and activities. Our staff members are compassionate and committed to providing everything you and your child may need to make a potentially scary experience as positive and comforting as possible.
Our emergency medicine doctors have committed their professional lives to meeting the needs of children and families. They are board certified or board eligible and have completed special training in pediatric emergency medicine.
The Emergency Medicine at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
Dr. Brett Hartman, director of Riley’s burn unit, says his team does incredible work every day, but it’s the children who are the real stars for their resilience.Continue reading
Emergency department nurse Tiffany Olmstead travels the country, working at other children’s hospitals, but she always comes back to Riley. “ER nurses have a high burnout rate, so I think it helps keep me fresh.”Continue reading
Our emergency medicine team knows the importance of keeping primary care physicians and other healthcare providers informed and up-to-date on any care their patients receive at our hospital, as well as any follow-up care that might be needed. We are also committed to building and applying new knowledge through clinical research.
The Division of Emergency Medicine Pediatrics within the Indiana University School of Medicine produces leaders in pediatric emergency medicine and provides vital experience in child protection, pediatric critical care and resuscitation. The division produces skilled, competent clinicians as well as committed community advocates. We train residents in our pediatrics, emergency medicine and combined Med/Peds and EM/Peds programs, as well as those in other specialties, to care for children and families with healthcare needs of all kinds.