Qualified paediatricians and paediatric surgeons (FMH) can additionally specialise in paediatric emergency medicine. Doctors with this specialisation possess special knowledge and skills in the emergency care of children and adolescents. They carry out initial assessments and provide appropriate emergency care in the event of injuries or illnesses.
Paediatric emergency doctors typically assist in situations such as:
- Congenital malformations
- Acute illnesses
- Accidents and traumatic injuries
- Tumour diseases in children
- Serious complications during treatment
Doctors who specialise in paediatric emergency medicine are qualified to lead emergency teams. They can request the assistance of other medical specialists and order special examinations.