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
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.
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
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
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.
addition to hosting a pediatric trauma course at
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
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
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.