Clinical Education

The Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is the only emergency department in the region that focuses on the emergent and urgent care of children and adolescents. Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care referral center with Level 1 pediatric trauma designation.

The PED is staffed 24 hours a day, by over 20 Board-Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians and pediatric emergency nurses, and receives over 50,000 visits per year.

Fellows experience graduated goals and objectives as clinical milestones are reached. New fellows begin with a foundation of skills including airway management, wound repair, procedural sedation, and pediatric trauma. Junior fellows progress to precepting residents and overseeing trainees while learning administrative duties of the emergency physician.  Senior fellows integrate these skills while running the emergency department as the senior physician on overnight shifts.

Beyond the PED, fellows rotate at Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital Emergency Departments, which have a combined annual volume of 150,000 visits. Fellows enjoy clinical rotations and electives that supplement their emergency medicine education, including anesthesiology, trauma, child protection, emergency medical services, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatric critical care, plastic surgery, simulation and ultrasound. 

The child life and nursing team presented the physicians with artwork by their patients turned into tiles for an installation in the ED.The child life and nursing team presented the physicians with artwork by their patients turned into tiles for an installation in the ED.