Pediatric Emergency Services

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Pediatric Emergency Services

Centra provides extensive pediatric services, which often begin inside the emergency department at Lynchburg General Hospital. Medical providers and nurses are certified in Emergency Nurse Pediatric Care and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

To care for and treat children quickly, Centra offers an eight-bed pediatrics unit (the Peds Pod) in the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Department (ED). To make the unit child friendly, the rooms include brightly-painted walls and large murals of Virginia wildlife. Paw prints mark the way from the ED registration area to the Peds Pod.

During an ED Peds Pod visit, doctors and nurses determine if a child is well enough to return home or needs monitoring in the Pediatric Center. 

Pain is the leading cause of visits to the Emergency Department. We are striving to make our Emergency Department as pain free as possible in a safe and effective manner. We encourage you to discuss your concerns with your child's doctor or nurses regarding any pain related issues.