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Programs and research
Improving emergency care through research
UW Health Kids physicians and researchers are continually working to improve emergency care for you and your family. One of the ways we do this is through research.
UW Health ranks among the Top 12 medical systems in the country for National Institutes of Health funding for emergency medicine research.
Our research areas include antibiotic resistance, emergency radiology and prehospital medicine.
Conditions and treatments
High-quality diagnosis and care
The UW Health Kids emergency medical team evaluates and treats a wide range of conditions.
Allergic reactions and infections
Chest pain or racing heart beat
Head injuries and concussions
Medical device failures
Psychiatric emergencies such as anxiety, depression or suicidal ideation
Persistent high fever
Poisonings or overdoses
Severe complications of chronic illnesses, such as asthma or diabetes
Treatment by pediatric specialists
Your child receives initial treatment from our UW Health Kids emergency medicine team. If needed, one of our 150 pediatric specialists also might help your child.
Bone repair (casting, splinting/setting)
Bracing for a sprain or strain
Fluids to help with dehydration
Imaging (X-rays or scans) to help determine problems
Medicines for infection, pain or fever
Observation to determine the condition
Oxygen or support for difficulty breathing
Splinting for a sprain or to stabilize a fracture before surgery
Your child’s care team will decide if your child should return home after treatment or stay in the hospital for further care.
Child Life specialists also help young patients and their families cope with the fear and anxiety associated with an injury or emergency situation.
University Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) official address is 600 Highland Ave., Madison WI 53792. However, the quickest way to get to the Emergency Department entrance is to drive north on University Bay Drive where it intersects with Campus Drive. You will see “Emergency” signs directing you to the parking area.
Meet our team
UW Health Kids emergency medicine experts care for your child
Our UW Health Kids team includes doctors who are board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine. Our nurses and members of our care team also have specialized training to care for kids. We know how to address the developmental, emotional and physical needs of children in an emergency situation.