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 three PTTC hospitals: 

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

All had the PTTC listed as a key strength of their program.

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.