Emergency scene - a team wheels a patient on a gurney down the hall.

Pediatric Trauma Services

2069.2 miles away
509-474-3131
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pediatric Trauma Services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If your child suffers a traumatic injury in a car accident, bike wreck, fall or something else, you want the very best care, as quickly as possible.

Providence Pediatric Trauma Services at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital is the region’s only pediatric Level II trauma center. This means we offer highly specialized emergency care for children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If surgery is necessary, our trauma team, which includes trauma surgeon, ER physician, neurosurgeon and other specialists, standing by and ready within minutes of notification.

In the days and weeks that follow the traumatic injury, we closely monitor your child for complications and identify special needs, such as therapy or additional surgery.

We understand the physical and emotional needs of children. Our equipment is sized just right to assess and treat little ones quickly, and we’re specially trained to reassure them and calm their fears.

At Providence Pediatric Trauma Services, we treat children who have suffered a traumatic injury caused by certain events such as motor vehicle crashes, bicycle wrecks, falls, fire, gunfire, sports and recreation accidents, non-accidental trauma and other external causes.

We are specially equipped to treat:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Airway obstruction
  • Asphyxia (hangings)
  • Arrhythmias
  • Bone fractures - all types
  • Brain injury
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Burns (stabilized then transferred appropriately and as needed to a burn center)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chest injuries
  • Child abuse – non-accidental trauma
  • Choking
  • Concussion
  • Drowning
  • Electric shock
  • Fall injuries of all types and kinds
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Head injuries
  • Hemorrhage – internal bleeding
  • Hypothermia
  • Lacerations
  • Pain
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Poisoning
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stab wounds

We provide a wide range of services to diagnose and treat your child’s injury. These services include:

  • Ultrasound for all areas of the body
  • CT scans
  • Diagnostic tests to detect internal bleeding
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Lab tests
  • MRI
  • Conventional treatments, such as medication, respiratory treatments, casts, splints and more
  • Surgery
  • X-ray

At Providence Pediatric Trauma Services, your child’s care team may include:

  • Chaplains
  • Child life
  • Critical care intensivists
  • Dietitians
  • Emergency physicians
  • Lab technicians
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists
  • Surgical specialists (maxillofacial, urological, ENT, interventional radiologists, vascular etc.)
  • Trauma coordinators
  • Trauma surgeons
  • Trauma physician assistants
  • X-ray technicians