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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162924
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bumps in the Road - Traveling Safely with Special Needs
Abstract:
Bumps in the Road - Traveling Safely with Special Needs
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2006
Author:Taber, Paul M., RN
P.I. Institution Name:Miami Children's Hospital
Contact Address:3100 SW 62 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33155, USA
Contact Telephone:(786) 624-4639
Co-Authors:Vicki Angulo-Vazquez, MSN, ARNP
Injury Prevention Topic: One south Florida pediatric trauma center collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to form part of the Florida Special Needs Occupant Protection Program. This program was created in cooperation with a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to promote injury prevention and advocate for the safety and protection of all children with special needs and their families while riding in motor vehicles. Implementation: Any child who cannot be secured in a standard child passenger safety restraint may be identified as a child with special needs and may be referred to the program for an evaluation. Components of the evaluation include medical conditions such as brain injury, prosthetics, casts, developmental level, posture, sitting balance, head control, muscle tone, height, weight, and any other pertinent information. Any child found to have special needs is eligible for the program regardless of income, race, sex, disability, age, religion, or national origin. Once the safety restraint needs are identified, instruction will be given regarding best transportation practices and a safety restraint will be provided if appropriate. Outcomes: Since its inception in 2001, an increasing number of referrals have been generated as nurses become more aware of children with special needs. To date over 150 children have been evaluated and recommendations have been made for their safe travel. Participating agencies report to the Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention, the number of referrals, number of evaluations conducted and type and number of restraints borrowed. Recommendations: The emergency nurse plays an integral role in providing this aspect of family centered care, promoting injury prevention. This program can be implemented in any hospital providing care to sick and injured children to ensure safe travel and promote injury prevention. Subsequently, as the program grows throughout the State of Florida, more and more children with special needs will ride properly restrained, safely in a motor vehicle and their families will be educated about transportation safety.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBumps in the Road - Traveling Safely with Special Needsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162924-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bumps in the Road - Traveling Safely with Special Needs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Taber, Paul M., RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Miami Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3100 SW 62 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33155, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(786) 624-4639</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">paul.taber@mch.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Vicki Angulo-Vazquez, MSN, ARNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Injury Prevention Topic: One south Florida pediatric trauma center collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to form part of the Florida Special Needs Occupant Protection Program. This program was created in cooperation with a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to promote injury prevention and advocate for the safety and protection of all children with special needs and their families while riding in motor vehicles. Implementation: Any child who cannot be secured in a standard child passenger safety restraint may be identified as a child with special needs and may be referred to the program for an evaluation. Components of the evaluation include medical conditions such as brain injury, prosthetics, casts, developmental level, posture, sitting balance, head control, muscle tone, height, weight, and any other pertinent information. Any child found to have special needs is eligible for the program regardless of income, race, sex, disability, age, religion, or national origin. Once the safety restraint needs are identified, instruction will be given regarding best transportation practices and a safety restraint will be provided if appropriate. Outcomes: Since its inception in 2001, an increasing number of referrals have been generated as nurses become more aware of children with special needs. To date over 150 children have been evaluated and recommendations have been made for their safe travel. Participating agencies report to the Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention, the number of referrals, number of evaluations conducted and type and number of restraints borrowed. Recommendations: The emergency nurse plays an integral role in providing this aspect of family centered care, promoting injury prevention. This program can be implemented in any hospital providing care to sick and injured children to ensure safe travel and promote injury prevention. Subsequently, as the program grows throughout the State of Florida, more and more children with special needs will ride properly restrained, safely in a motor vehicle and their families will be educated about transportation safety.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:36:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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