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At Nemours ER, paramedics take care of kids' boo-boos

At Nemours ER, paramedics take care of kids' boo-boos

There's a special team at the emergency department of Nemours Children's Hospital that has one main responsibility: taking care of children's boo-boos. The Boo-Boo Care Team for the past year has been treating kids' wounds: cuts, bites, stings, ingrown nails and other small injuries that bring children to the emergency room. What makes the team unique is that it is made up of paramedics. The presence of paramedics in the ER isn't new. Hospitals, including Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, hire paramedics as technicians to administer IVs, triage patients, draw blood or transport patients. But Nemours and a few other hospitals across the nation are...

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