Tokyo ER Tama (Pediatrics)
The Tokyo ER Tama (Pediatrics) is a 24-hour emergency care service for children that differs from the regular examination system.
Please note the following points to ensure effective use of the service. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
The services provided under collaboration between the general pediatric department and the Emergency Room can be used for initial treatment of almost all illnesses in children requiring emergency care. If highly specialized care is required, patients may require a follow-up visit or be referred to a different medical institution.
We will attempt to determine the degree of urgency (“Triage”) in order to prioritize patients in more critical condition. As a result, the order of treatment may change. Every effort will be made to minimize your waiting time, but two hours or longer may be necessary depending on symptoms, degree of urgency, and degree of congestion of the emergency patients.
A nurse will first inquire about symptoms and take measurements such as temperature and pulse. Based on these criteria, the nurse will determine whether the child should be seen by a doctor immediately (the degree of urgency).
This process is called triage (a method for determining degree of urgency) and is used to decide the order of treatment. Triage will also be performed on children brought to the ER by ambulance. Those assigned lower degrees of urgency will be required to wait in the waiting room.
We believe that performing triage on children coming to the ER is important. Prompt and appropriate treatment for children who are in urgent need saves lives.
Treatment for influenza (the flu)
We do not generally perform fast testing for influenza (the flu).