Division Highlights - Emergency Medicine

The mission of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and American Family Children’s Hospital is to advance pediatric emergency care through high-quality patient and family-centered care, innovative research, advocacy and education.

We train future leaders in pediatric emergency medicine, serve as an educational resource for healthcare providers and the community and promote children’s health and safety through advocacy and public awareness.

Through innovative research on injury prevention, EMS education, acute pain management and patient simulation, we advance the discipline of pediatric emergency care throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

2015 Highlights

  • Vanessa Tamas, MD, became a UW School of Medicine and Public Health Centennial Scholar in 2015. She aims to develop and implement pediatric emergency protocols throughout the region and to establish a quality assurance program.
  • As part of the first phase of the Berbee Walsh emergency department expansion, a new pediatric emergency care area with a brand new five-bed unit opened in October 2015. Four more patient care rooms are due to open in the summer of 2016.
  • In April 2015, division faculty held a half-day pediatric emergency medicine simulation course at Aurora Health Care. The course provided hands-on simulation training on common pediatric and neonatal emergencies for emergency department and inpatient physicians, nurses and staff.
  • In February 2015, division faculty developed and offered a nine-hour pediatric emergency care simulation course for regional primary/urgent care physicians and nurses. The course was supported by Wisconsin Emergency Medicine for Children (EMSC) and held at the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program.



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