patients will decrease resuscitation errors and enhance the pediatric
provider's knowledge and skills.
-- Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Memorial Hospital: R Baby
Foundation will support a collaborative effort between the Goryeb
Children's Hospital and the Institute for Family Centered Care that
will elevate involvement of patients and families to levels seen only
at the nation's leading hospitals. Designed to optimize communication
which in turn will reduce errors and improve patient satisfaction, the
initiative will begin in the pediatric intensive care unit and the
Gagnon Pediatric Emergency Department.
Initially these programs are estimated to impact hundreds of thousands of babies each year -- with millions affected over time. R Baby's granting cycle will continue to be January and June.
FACTS ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE:
The following are alarming facts on the lack of adequate pediatric care
in the U.S.
-- Children make up 27% of all Emergency Department (ED) visits, but only
6% of EDs in the U.S. have the necessary supplies for pediatric
-- Many drugs and medical devices have not been adequately tested on or
dosed properly for children -- including babies.
-- Although pediatric skills deteriorate quickly without practice,
continuing education in pediatric care is not required or is extremely
limited for many pre-hospital emergency medical technicians (EMTs).
Source: "The Future of Emergency Care," 2006 Institute of Medicine
ABOUT R BABY FOUNDATION
R Baby Foundation was established in 2006 by Phyllis and Andrew
Rabinowitz, who lost their daughter Rebecca Ava Rabinowitz when she was
nine days old as a result of a viral infection that was not diagnosed or
treated. The aim of
|SOURCE R Baby Foundation|
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