Trauma Services

  • The Collaborative in Action

    Our partnering hospitals made a commitment to provide the highest possible level of pediatric trauma care in their respective communities and have aligned alongside Cincinnati Children’s with the intent to continuously improve upon the quality and safety of care provided to their injured pediatric patients.

    Collaborative partners have successfully implemented a range of improvement initiatives including:

    • image/radiation reduction
    • cervical spine clearance
    • non-accidental trauma evaluation process
    • safe transport checklists for children
    • trauma team notification system to include pediatric critical care physician
    • pediatric trauma outreach/follow up, and solid organ management

    Cincinnati Children’s has assisted with the verification process at two PTTC hospitals: 

    • St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, IN
    • Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN

    Both hospitals were successfully verified as Level II Pediatric Trauma Centers, and both had the PTTC listed as a key strength of their program

    Cincinnati Children’s is currently partnering with Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, designing a customized program, and moving towards ACS verification.

    Our partnering facilities come to Cincinnati Children’s to train with our hands-on high fidelity Human Patient Simulator in order to enhance their efficiency, communication, and confidence during pediatric trauma resuscitation.  Utilizing real trauma case based scenarios from their respective facilities, a multidisciplinary team comprised of trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, staff nurses, respiratory therapists and other ancillary personnel actively work through each scenario as they would in real-life resuscitation.  Upon completion, a formal debriefing is held where positive, constructive performance improvement feedback is provided and input is encouraged from all team members involved.

 
  • Simulation trauma scenario in action.

    Trauma Services staff at Cincinnati Children's simulate an emergency situation.

  • Request an Appointment

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    Call 877-881-8479 or complete the secure form to request an appointment with a specialist.
  • About the Program

    Learn more about the program's many benefits, including overall improved access to pediatric trauma care for your region and a reduced need to transfer injured children.

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