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1 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Pediatric Trauma...... Our Major Focus

2 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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.

3 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Our Mission... "To develop local projects, which will reduce the number of children in our district who are killed or injured by trauma."

4 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Why Pediatric Trauma?

5 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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!

6 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Why PTP? These injuries cost society $157 billion 1 annually! 90% of these injuries could be prevented! 1 Includes direct medical costs, future earnings lost and lost quality of life

7 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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

8 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Partner Hospitals Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (1994) Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (1994) Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (1994)

9 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Children’s Hospital Central California (2000) Kapi´olani Medical Center for Women and Children (2003) Renown Regional Medical Center (2004) Formerly Washoe Medical Center Partner Hospitals

10 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Working Together... Photo Courtesy of Kapi´olani Medical Center Providing First Responder Training APLS, PEPP, PALS, ENPC and BTLS

11 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Working Together... Purchasing Pediatric Medical Equipment

12 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Working Together... Expanding Community Outreach Programs

13 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Kiwanis Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program “The Kiwanis Doctor”

14 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation The Kiwanis Doctor Program A partnership between the Kiwanis Cal- Nev-Ha Foundation and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

15 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Our Kiwanis Doctors Dr. Andrea ThorpDr. Tim Young

16 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation What is Pediatric Emergency Medicine? Developed in 1992 1,446 PEM physicians (as of 2008) One qualified PEM physician for every 22,000 children visiting the ER!

17 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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

18 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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

19 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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

20 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation The Foundation provides funding to train a physician in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; nearly $100,000 a year! How Does Kiwanis Fit In?

21 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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

22 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation The Result The long-term impact of this training will save countless children whose lives might otherwise be lost.

23 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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!

24 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Pediatric Trauma...... Fundraising

25 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 2006-2007 Fundraising Campaign

26 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? 1.Grants to our Partner Hospitals a.Providing funding to train doctors and nurses in advanced pediatric courses b.Purchasing much-needed pediatric medical equipment c.Supporting existing and new community outreach programs d.The “Kiwanis Doctor” program i.Saving the lives of children by training doctors, nurses and first responders about the latest in pediatric treatment

27 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? 2.Grants to our Kiwanis and SLP clubs a.Matching funds available for new projects that benefit children; i.Bike Rodeos ii.Child Safety Fairs iii.Child Safety Seat Inspection Events iv.Water Safety Awareness Events

28 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation How Are Your Fundraising $$$ Spent? 3.PTP Safety Items a.Available for purchase by the Kiwanis Family at a subsidized cost i.Bike Gear: Helmets, Helmet Stickers, Protective Gear, Reflective Stickers and Goodie Bags ii.Child Safety Seat Stickers iii.Child Fingerprint/ID Kits iv.English/Spanish Safety Books: I’m Safe on My Bike and Keeping Safe From Injury v.Electric Outlet Covers vi.PTP Care Bears

29 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Pediatric Trauma...... Service Project Ideas

30 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation PTP Project Ideas Bicycle SafetyPedestrian Safety Child Safety SeatsCrib Safety Choking HazardsHome Safety Water SafetyScalds, Fires and Burns Shaken Baby SyndromeParenting Education Poison PreventionGun Safety Playground SafetySports & Recreation Safety More resources available on our website!

31 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Hospital Doll Program Photo courtesy of Lynn Seeden Distribute dolls to children’s hospitals or provide teddy bears to first responders to comfort children

32 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Bicycle Safety Rodeos Nearly 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

33 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Bicycle Helmet Programs Wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce serious head injury by 85%! Purchase helmets and Protective Gear through the Foundation at a discount! Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Woodside Terrace, AM Distribute through Special Programs... Community Events Law Enforcement Hospitals Day Care Centers

34 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 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.

35 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Child Safety Seats 90% - 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

36 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Water Safety A 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

37 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Home Safety Each year, an average of 2,096 children ages 14 and under die as a result of a home injury! Educate parents about common dangers found around the home

38 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Crib Safety Each 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

39 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Poison Prevention More 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!

40 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Choking Hazards Children sustain approximately 18,000 suffocation injuries 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!

41 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Where Do We Begin? Do your homework More important that “what” is “how” Contact local agencies for data Consider timing

42 Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Contact Information Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation 550 Fesler Street, Suite G-3, El Cajon, CA 92020-1959 Jennifer Chaves, Pediatric Trauma Program Coordinator (510) 562-2885 Email: Sarah Usher, Administrative Assistant (619) 749-7290, x116 Toll Free: (877) 597-1770, x116 Email:

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