Pediatric Emergencies Increase
20% Increase In Visits to Laniado's Pediatric Emergency Department in 2014
This growth comes as no surprise to Dr Elke Bella Kosinovsky, who is the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department; She sees it as the natural result of hard work and Laniado’s unique clinical approach. "In the past two years, Laniado Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department has been significantly upgraded and was accredited by the Ministry of Health’s Scientific Council to train medical residents,” says Dr. Kosinovsky. "As a result, we have taken in many residents. This is in addition to the academic activities that we conduct as an affiliate hospital of the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine – taking in interns and students. The academic activities enable us to absorb good doctors who provide excellent medical service."
“The Emergency Department is also taking part in multi-center research in collaboration with the Beterem Safe Kids Israel organization to examine children’s traffic or home accidents in order to investigate the need for new safety guidelines.”
What treatments does the Pediatric Emergency Department provide?
"Our emergency room is defined as ‘painless.’ Clinical studies conducted worldwide have shown that pain is a condition that produces stress. Stress negatively impacts the body’s natural healing ability as well as the influence of the clinical treatment. Therefore, we offer pain prevention treatment including offering a local anesthetic before the injection of fluids. In addition, we make every effort to avoid hospitalization if possible, and provide treatments such as one-time intravenous antibiotics, administering fluids and changing bandages. "
Dramatic increase in visits to the Emergency Department
"For me, it's not a matter of natural growth. Other factors were responsible. We make sure that the waiting time is very short – half an hour at most, and even that only in rare cases. The treatments that we provide and our "painless emergency room" are well-known throughout the Sharon region of Israel. This approach significantly eases the hospitalization for patients. Furthermore, our medical team is known for being welcoming and humane, and helpful to the families during this time of anxiety when a child is in the hospital. An increase of over 20% is the result a lot of work and the implementation of high standards.