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Trauma Services

Ready When Needed, 24/7

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In an emergency, call 911
Emergency Department 612-365-9110

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Fairview Nurse Advisors Line 612-672-1065


Stabilize. Treat. Heal.
You and your child can rely on our coordinated team of surgeons, nurses, social workers, child-family life specialists, therapists and support staff. All have the specialized pediatric trauma care training needed to provide expert care for infants and children of all ages.

To serve you no matter what’s happened, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital offers more than 50 pediatric specialties. You and your child are our only priority, so whether your child needs immediate trauma care or transfer into inpatient specialty care, we are ready when you need us, 24/7.

The Trauma Services team at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital helps stabilize, treat, and heal traumatic injuries including:
  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Injuries
  • Bloody nose
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Falls
  • Concussion or suspected concussion
  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries and accidents
  • Near drowning
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Domestic violence, abuse or neglect
  • Athletic injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Foreign bodies
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Heat and cold injuries and exposure (except major burns)
  • Lacerations, bites, stings, and minor injuries
  • Head, neck, face and dental injuries
  • Suspected child abuse
  • Trauma or injuries that result from motor-vehicle crashes, child abuse, disasters, falls, stabs and gunshot wounds

We’re ready for you.
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Patient Stories

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Meet Chandler

From A to Z, I was impressed

“I took my son, Chandler, to the emergency department at your children’s hospital on Labor Day. Poor Chandler had a freak accident at the park Sept. 5. For 24 hours, I thought the poor guy had just pulled a muscle. But, as his pain continued, I knew something else must be wrong. I never would have imagined he broke his femur.

I went to the children’s hospital knowing orthopedics is a specialty. I knew there was a children’s wing, but I did not understand it’s more than a wing—it’s a passion.

From the moment I arrived in the emergency department to the minute I drove away after discharge, my family was made a priority. It is nice to see health care workers who still have passion for their jobs and their patients. I can tell you firsthand that many hospitals have lost this touch. From A to Z, I was impressed: The staff was great, the facility was clean, the food was good and was easy to access with an impatient toddler.

I can’t say “thank you” enough for all the wonderful help. We express our gratitude to all who touched our hearts and made a serious situation much easier to handle.

I was in emergency medical services for 13 years—including 10 as a paramedic—and, all these years, I’ve never thought of University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital when parents ask for suggestions. But, that was a big mistake. Now, I am so excited to spread the word and start to direct parents to the new children’s hospital, with its dedicated pediatric emergency department."

– Nate Berg
 
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