NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
18°
H 18° L -2°
Clear | 9MPH

Identifying Children’s Injuries: Study to Determine Best Practices

Nov. 4, 2013

The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital. This information is used to ensure injured children are transported to the most appropriate hospital and the health care providers and equipment needed to treat them are prepared prior to their arrival. This could save valuable minutes in their care which can lead to better outcomes.

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at MCW and Deputy Director of the IRC, is the primary investigator for the study, which will be conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and at children’s hospitals in Rochester, N.Y., and Dallas, Texas.

The goal of the study is to ensure that severely injured children receive the most appropriate care based on their injuries, which should improve outcomes while minimizing costs.

“The current system of categorizing injuries was created for adult patients, and we know that children sustain different types of injuries and respond differently to their injuries. What we learn from this study will help determine best practices for rapidly identifying pediatric patients with severe traumatic injuries in the prehospital setting,” said Dr. Lerner.

Children transported via ambulance with an injury to the three hospitals involved in the study will be included in the study. Researchers will categorize the type of injury sustained, and then correlate their signs and symptoms with their treatment needs. Based on that data, Dr. Lerner’s team will establish parameters that dictate the need to bring a child to a trauma center, and, in more serious injuries, the need to activate a trauma team to meet a child in the emergency department upon arrival.

This project is supported by the National Institutes of Health under award number 1R01HD075786-01.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Wauwatosa's Folley and Reagan advance to state wrestling semis 2/26

» Wauwatosa East teacher Barb Bruesewitz named ProStart Teacher of the Year 2/26

» Pancake breakfast Sunday will raise money for scholarships 2/25

» Read the winning essays in Tosa's All-City Read contest 2/24

» Victim in fatal Wauwatosa house fire was 3-year-old girl Updated:  2/23

» MMSD commission OKs $6.4 million flood control project 2/23

» Medical examiner identifies 3-year-old who died in Wauwatosa house fire 2/22

» Menomonee flood plan would free part of stream from culvert 2/20

» Five idling cars stolen in one week in Wauwatosa 2/20

» Two men attempted to defraud two Apple stores with fake iPhones 2/20

» National German Exam qualifies some students for study abroad 2/20

» Personal finance students at Wauwatosa West guess value of items in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" 2/19

» Wauwatosa woman charged for armed robbery in Brookfield 2/19

» Men arrested for fighting at The Cheesecake Factory 2/19

» Tosa Skatepark brick sale ending Feb. 28 2/19

» Residents face off over proposed parking structure at Wisconsin Lutheran College 2/17

» Wauwatosa Alderman Wilke ousted from county supervisor race in primary 2/17

» Wauwatosa East High School students won Scholastic Art Awards 2/17

» Two Wauwatosa students won Scholastic Writing Awards 2/17

» Explore 'The Space Race' at the Wauwatosa planetarium's upcoming program 2/17

» Protesters march on Scott Walker's Wauwatosa home to decry state budget cuts Updated:  2/16

» Primary election Tuesday in Wauwatosa includes race for county supervisor 2/16

» Protest planned near Scott Walker's home over education cuts 2/16

» 10 Wauwatosa West seniors named National Merit Finalists 2/13

» Author Clark Kidder speaking at Wauwatosa library Sunday 2/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.


Local Business Directory

CONNECT