Inside Track Dec 2013

During this special season of giving we'd like to thank our generous donors and supporters who continue to invest in our mission to save the lives of injured children. We are inspired by your commitment and look forward to working together in 2014.

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Childress Institute 

The NASCAR Foundation Partners with CIPT for Education      
In an effort to improve care and treatment for injured children, The NASCAR Foundation and CIPT recently partnered to provide a free continuing education course for health care providers at Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fl., Nov. 11-12. 

With the help of funds from The NASCAR Foundation, the Childress Institute facilitated the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course for physicians, physician extenders, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals. This program provides the vital tools needed to recognize a child's need for critical care, especially when a pediatric specialist is not available.

Click here for more details on how The NASCAR Foundation is funding education for the people that provide care to injured children when they need it the most.  


CIPT Areas of Focus

Dr. Andrea Doud is the 2013-2015 CIPT Scholar. On behalf of CIPT, Dr. Doud will work with the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics to further define pediatric trauma patients, identify the injuries needing immediate treatment at a designated trauma center, and design a project to incorporate these injuries into an algorithm to expedite this process.

CIPT support helped secure two keynote speakers for the 2013 Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference on Nov. 4-5. Dr. Patrick Broderick from Danbury Hospital in Newtown, Conn., and Maria McMahon from Boston Children's Hospital discussed how two pivotal national events in 2013 affected the treatment for pediatric trauma patients.

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addition to hosting a pediatric trauma course at Homestead Hospital, The NASCAR Foundation and CIPT also produced a co-branded fleece blanket that will be distributed to injured children in hospitals throughout the U.S.

e hope to raise awareness about the need to ensure high-quality care no matter how or where a child is injured, as well as provide comfort and support for the children and their families during their hospital stay.

Preslee's Story   
This summer, Lara received the call that every mother dreads. Someone from a hospital far away woke her at 6 a.m. to deliver the news that her six-year-old daughter, Preslee, had been seriously injured in a car accident while visiting family near Winston-Salem, N.C. She was taken to the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital for treatment.   

Click here to read Preslee's Story and hear how highly-skilled and prepared pediatric trauma health care providers can save a child's life.  


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Twitter chat 

CIPT hosted a Twitter chat on Oct. 15 featuring researchers and leading experts to discuss head injuries in youth sports.

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Donor Spotlight

AdvoCare's support of CIPT during the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide season resulted in a donation of $35,000! 

Congratulations to Austin Dillon and the No. 3 team on winning the Nationwide championship! Thanks for all your support this season

Thanks for supporting our events this year!

T. Wayne Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament

- Over 200 participants 

- Raised $50,000  

Gfeller Doughnut Run 
Congrats on a record year!