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KOSI 101.1 and HealthONE want you to be “in the know”
on how to keep you and your loved ones healthy.
When your child needs immediate care, you have quick access to a Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) Emergency Department.  Our pediatricians are always available with the right-sized, expert care in a setting that covers kids from head to toe. 
 
RMHC's pediatric Emergency Room (ER) physicians and staff are available throughout the Denver metro area including 24/7, full-service emergency care at RMHC at Presbyterian/St. Luke's.  So, when the scratches and sickness can't be mended at home, a child-friendly, home away from home is closer than you think.
 
When to Visit the ER:
It’s one of the most important questions parents can face: is this bad enough for the emergency room? You ask yourself, “am I neglecting my child by not visiting the ER, or am I overreacting?”

Every year, one in five children require emergency medical care. For families in Denver, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) has two 24/7 emergency departments — RMHC at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center — that offer around-the-clock access to board-certified pediatric emergency doctors and pediatricians, caring for children and adolescents.

When should a parent make a trip to the ER? Dr. Chris Darr, chief of emergency pediatrics at RMHC at P/SL, recommends immediate emergency care for children who:
  • Have any bleeding that does not stop after applying pressure for a few minutes
  • Have a large or deep cut or one that affects the head, chest or abdomen
  • Have a large burn, especially one that involves the hands, feet, groin, chest or face
  • Have a severe pain that is persistent or worsening
  • Develop sudden neck stiffness, along with a rash and a fever
  • Show any confusion, headache, numbness or dizziness after a hitting their head
  • Have swallowed, or you suspect they have swallowed, common household toxins, including fertilizer, cleaners or insecticides
  • Have gotten into or taken medication that was either not prescribed to the child or the child appears to have taken an excessive amount; this includes over-the-counter remedies and herbal or "natural” products
 
For more information about when to take your child to the ER click here.
 
RMHC's pediatric Emergency Room (ER) physicians and staff are available throughout the Denver metro area including 24/7, full-service emergency care at RMHC at Presbyterian/St. Luke's. So, when the scratches and sickness can't be mended at home, a child-friendly, home away from home is closer than you think.
 
The Aurora Medical Center
 
North Suburban Medical Center
 
Sky Ridge Medical Center
 
Swedish Medical Center
 
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s
 


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