Brenner Children’s Hospital gets grant for emergency care

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Brenner Children's Hospital (Credit: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A $900,000 federal grant will help 13 hospitals in the Triad and Northwest North Carolina better evaluate the care of children in emergency departments.

The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is leading an effort that also involves Forsyth Medical Center and Cone Health in Greensboro.

The goal is developing guidelines that identify key resources and levels of expertise in emergency departments that treat children. Also participating in the study are eight hospitals in Delaware.

“Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children beyond the age of 1,” said Dr. Wayne Meredith, executive director of the Childress Institute.

“The majority of the care provided to injured children occurs outside of pediatric trauma centers or pediatric hospital emergency departments. Numerous studies have identified deficiencies in equipment, training and treatment approaches in non-pediatric hospitals.”

This article was written by Richard Craver and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.

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