Pediatric Trauma . . . . . . Our Major Focus
Its Beginning . . . Recognizing the serious need for education and training in the areas of pediatric trauma and injury prevention, the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation established the Pediatric Trauma Program in 1994.
Our Mission . . . "To develop local projects, which will reduce the number of children in our district who are killed or injured by trauma."
Why PTP? • Unintentional injury remains the #1 killer of children age 14 and under in the U.S. • Unintentional injury kills more kids every year than any other cause – including disease, homicide and suicide!
Why PTP? • These injuries cost society $157 billion1 annually! • 90% of these injuries could be prevented! 1 Includes direct medical costs, future earnings lost and lost quality of life
How Do We Address These Needs? • Partner Hospitals • The Foundation’s partnership with six children’s hospitals connects the Kiwanis family to the issue of Pediatric Trauma • Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of our partner hospitals, we identify projects the Kiwanis family can undertake to address the issue of Pediatric Trauma
Partner Hospitals Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (1994) Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (1994) Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (1994)
Partner Hospitals Children’s Hospital Central California (2000) Kapi´olani Medical Center for Women and Children (2003) Renown Regional Medical Center (2004) Formerly Washoe Medical Center
Working Together . . . • Providing First Responder Training • APLS, PEPP, PALS, ENPC and BTLS Photo Courtesy of Kapi´olani Medical Center
Working Together . . . Purchasing Pediatric Medical Equipment
Working Together . . . Expanding Community Outreach Programs
Kiwanis Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program “The Kiwanis Doctor”
The Kiwanis Doctor Program A partnership between the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Our Kiwanis Doctors Dr. Andrea Thorp Dr. Tim Young
What is PediatricEmergency Medicine? • Developed in 1992 • 1,446 PEM physicians (as of 2008) • One qualified PEM physician for every 22,000 children visiting the ER!
PEM Physicians . . . • Specialize in the care of acutely ill or injured children and teens • Treat a wide range of medical emergencies that require immediate attention and are often life threatening • Meet the unique medical needs of children, including giving medications and using equipment in specific ways • Diagnose problems in distressed, uncooperative children
Why is This Important? • One third of the approximately 99 million ER visits each year is for a child • Many not receiving appropriate or timely care due to the staff’s lack of pediatric training and experience
Why is This Important? • Immediate access to quality pediatric emergency medical care is critical! • “The Golden Hour” • Babies and children are not “little people” - Their needs are vastly different than an adult’s need
How Does Kiwanis Fit In? The Foundation provides funding to train a physician in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; nearly $100,000 a year!
Then What? • Our Kiwanis Doctor travels throughout the CNH District training other doctors, nurses and first responders • Focus on outlying areas within the District; Yuba City, El Centro, Barstow
The Result The long-term impact of this training will save countless children whose lives might otherwise be lost.
News is Spreading! As a result of our Foundation’s commitment to fund the first fellow, the hospital was able to fund an additional fellow . . .from Japan! He is the first doctor in Japan with PEM training!
Pediatric Trauma . . . . . . Fundraising
How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? • Grants to our Partner Hospitals • Providing funding to train doctors and nurses in advanced pediatric courses • Purchasing much-needed pediatric medical equipment • Supporting existing and new community outreach programs • The “Kiwanis Doctor” program • Saving the lives of children by training doctors, nurses and first responders about the latest in pediatric treatment
How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? • Grants to our Kiwanis and SLP clubs • Matching funds available for new projects that benefit children; • Bike Rodeos • Child Safety Fairs • Child Safety Seat Inspection Events • Water Safety Awareness Events
How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? • PTP Safety Items • Available for purchase by the Kiwanis Family at a subsidized cost • Bike Gear: Helmets, Helmet Stickers, Protective Gear, Reflective Stickers and Goodie Bags • Child Safety Seat Stickers • Child Fingerprint/ID Kits • English/Spanish Safety Books: I’m Safe on My Bike and Keeping Safe From Injury • Electric Outlet Covers • PTP Care Bears
Pediatric Trauma . . . . . . Service Project Ideas
PTP Project Ideas More resources available on our website! www.cnhfoundation.org
Hospital Doll Program • Distribute dolls to children’s hospitals or provide teddy bears to first responders to comfort children Photo courtesy of Lynn Seeden
Bicycle Safety RodeosNearly 690 children are injured daily due to bicycle-related crashes! • Don’t forget to ask you sponsoring Kiwanis club to help! • “How-To” guide available from the Foundation Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Merced
Bicycle Helmet ProgramsWearing a bicycle helmet can reduce serious head injury by 85%! Purchase helmets and Protective Gear through the Foundation at a discount! • Distribute through Special Programs . . . • Community Events • Law Enforcement • Hospitals • Day Care Centers Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Woodside Terrace, AM
How to Distribute Helmets If distributing helmets at a community event, remember the following . . . • Never distribute helmets directly to the child; partner with another agency/organization trained to properly size helmets • Don’t just give away the helmet; have the child earn the helmet by participating in a safety class, bicycle rodeo, etc.
Child Safety Seats90% - 95% of child safety seats are used or installed incorrectly! • Educate the community on Child Safety Seat Laws • Recycle (not re-use!) sub-standard safety seats • Work with your local Police Dept./CHP to sponsor a Child Safety Seat Inspection event
Water SafetyA child can drown in as little as ONE INCH of water! • Educate your community on water and drowning hazards. • Sponsor an “April Pool Day” event • The Foundation can provide you with a list of water safety games
Home SafetyEach year, an average of 2,096 children ages 14 and underdie as a result of a home injury! Educate parents about common dangers found around the home
Crib SafetyEach year, cribs and playpens are responsible for half of all nursery product-related deaths among children ages 5 and under! • Educate parents and thrift stores on the dangers of older cribs • Put together a “Recycling” program with your city
Poison PreventionMore than 90% of all poison exposure happens in the home! • Educate parents and children about hidden hazards in the home • Keep it serious, but make it fun!
Choking HazardsChildren sustain approximately 18,000 suffocationinjuries each year! • Children can choke on small objects • Educate the community about age appropriate toys • Distribute choke tubes to measure toys and parts • Toilet paper rolls work well too!
Where Do We Begin? • Do your homework • More important that “what” is “how” • Contact local agencies for data • Consider timing
Contact Information Jennifer Chaves, Pediatric Trauma Program Coordinator (510) 562-2885 Email: email@example.com Sarah Usher, Administrative Assistant (619) 749-7290, x116 • Toll Free: (877) 597-1770, x116 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 550 Fesler Street, Suite G-3, El Cajon, CA 92020-1959