Pediatric emergency room in Brandon, Florida

Taking a trip to the ER can be an overwhelming experiencing for children and parents. Brandon Regional Hospital's 24/7 pediatric ER team is committed to easing concerns. Our pediatric emergency room is designed exclusively for young patients and provides advanced pediatric emergency care for kids of all ages.

If your child is having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Specially designed pediatric ER

Our pediatric ER is uniquely designed to help our smallest patients feel comfortable. The pediatric ER features include:

  • Dedicated pediatric ER entrance (separate from the main ER entrance for adults)
  • 16 private rooms
  • Physicians and staff who are experts in pediatric emergency care
  • Child-friendly procedures and pain management system

No Cry Zone

Our goal is to make your child’s ER experience as painless and comfortable as possible. That’s why we implemented the No Cry Zone concept in our hospital. It helps reduce anxiety and pain for all of the kids who come to our pediatric ER.

Some of the features of the No Cry Zone include:

  • Pain management using a variety of medications to ease your child’s pain and anxiety related to injury
  • Painless IVs using needle-free technology to deliver local anesthesia
  • Certified child life specialist who uses tablets, bubbles and games to distract and comfort kids during procedures

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

If your child needs to be admitted for inpatient care, we have a dedicated pediatric unit. Our 8-bed PICU is part of our comprehensive pediatric services. Our compassionate staff provides care to help your child heal while also helping them feel comfortable in the hospital environment.

When to seek pediatric emergency care

Children cannot always communicate when something is wrong, so it is necessary to recognize symptoms when they are not feeling well. These are some of the most common symptoms in children that require immediate emergency help:

  • Extreme irritability
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Decreased intake of fluids
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Flu-like symptoms, including fever and coughing
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Severe or persistent vomiting