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Regional Pediatric Trauma Center Promotes Summer Safety for Kids
No matter how carefully supervised they may be, somehow kids find ways to get into trouble, especially during the summer months. The Regional Pediatric Trauma Center of Children's Hospital of New York (CHONY) was created to treat young accident victims, and also to provide accident prevention education for parents and children. They try to stress prevention whenever possible, and offer education programs for parents and children who are referred there. When accidents do happen, they want people to know that there is a trauma center in the metropolitan area specifically designed to deliver age-appropriate care to children.
Not all accidents can be foreseen or prevented. There are ways to make accidents less dangerous, such as wearing a bike helmet and elbow- and knee-pads for sports like roller-blading and skateboarding. The center gives a brand-new helmet to young bikers and skaters who come in with injuries.
The center's strength comes from the pediatric specialists—faculty include pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons and specialists in ENT, liver disease, rehabilitation physical therapy, and other areas. Staff members are on hand to conduct safety seminars and presentations for adults and children as part of the center's injury prevention mission.