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Children's to teach ER techniques to doctors from seven states, 52 health systems

March 09, 2016

WISCONSIN DELLS - On Friday, March 11, trauma doctors from across the state and region will learn best practices on how to treat kids in the emergency room from the experts at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It will be the first time the hospital has offered such a training. It will be attended by more than 80 doctors and nurses from seven states representing 52 different health systems.

Hands-on demonstrations will include teaching attendees how to:
• fix lacerations using pig’s feet
• fix scalp lacerations using a hair tying method on cosmetology school-type heads
• extract objects kids stick in their ears and noses using various techniques, including the “angel kiss”

Attendees will also go through real-life scenarios with high-tech simulation infant and child dolls, learning how to react to cardiac arrest and abdominal trauma. Children’s staff will be behind the scenes adjusting the “patient’s” vital signs based on the treatments attendees administer.

Children’s Hospital treats 60,000 kids in the ER every year, which is more than any other hospital in the state. In fact, it treats more than the next five hospitals combined. That means that the majority of the 380,000 kids that end up in the ER in Wisconsin will be treated in ERs that are not accustomed to seeing many kids.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2014, Children’s invested more than $102 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.

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