For Health Professionals

Children’s Minnesota supports health professionals throughout the Upper Midwest who provide emergency and trauma care to children in several ways.

Children’s Physician Access Hotline

If you’re health professional, Children’s 1,700 experts are just one call away. Children’s Physician Access is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A representative will stay on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Transportation by ambulance, helicopter or airplane

Through Children’s Physician Access, you can organize transport to Children’s for a critically ill child is provided to Children’s – Minneapolis and Children’s – St. Paul from any distance in the Upper Midwest. Neonatal and pediatric transport teams, which operate via ambulance, helicopter or airplane, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Transfer for patients requiring ECMO services

ECMO services are provided for both neonatal and pediatric patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiac insufficiency that is unresponsive to mechanical ventilation and medical therapy. Staff are available 24 hours a day for professional consultation, patient transport or provision of ECMO. (Note: ECMO is available only at Children’s –Minneapolis.)

Victims of child abuse and neglect

Children’s collaborates with Midwest Children’s Resource Center on examinations, assessments, interventions and follow-up care for children who are sexually, physically or emotionally abused or who are neglected.

Medical education

Children’s offers a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training program for board-certified pediatricians who want to become board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine. For more information, call our graduate medical education office at 612-813-6206.

Simulation training and continuing education are important components of providing the best emergency care to kids across the region. By providing practice and the latest information about responding to emergencies, healthcare organizations and health professionals can feel more confident about managing a critical event. Learn more about education opportunities.

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Pediatric Emergency Reference Guide

This one-page reference guide includes medication dosages* recommended for initial emergency care of patients over one month of age.

*Dosages do not preclude the use of alternative dosages based on provider clinical assessment.

CHILDREN’S PHYSICIAN ACCESS

612-343-2121 or 1-866-755-2121

24/7 referral, consult, admission, and transport assistance.

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