Training in the management of the acutely ill or injured child occurs through an integrated didactic and clinical program. The HFH DEM has five faculty trained in both pediatrics and EM. These faculty provide didactic teaching through a comprehensive curriculum taught during EM Grand Rounds. They also teach pediatric resuscitation skills in the simulation center through a mock code program.
The clinical portion of pediatric EM training provides the equivalent of 7 months of full time pediatric clinical experiences. Four months of dedicated rotations are spent on Peds EM (at our affiliate, Children's Hospital of Michigan), Inpatient Peds Ward, PICU and a dedicated Peds Elective. Three months of Peds EM are integrated into the EM rotations during the EM-2 and EM-3 years, providing a continuous experience of 1 Peds EM shift every week. The rotations are further explained in the EM Block Schedule table.
Additionally the EM-2s and EM-3s in the critical care area respond to and manage all the pediatric resuscitations coming through the ED.
Pediatric EM is taught at our affiliate, Children's Hospital of Michigan, at the main campus ED (10,000 peds visits/year) providing an urban environment, and at the Henry Ford Fairlane ED (16,000 peds visits/year) providing a community environment.