Training for emergencies saves lives. CDF provides grants to hospitals to purchase pediatric simulators – high-tech portable manikins – to meet the training needs and certification requirements of emergency health professionals. Training simulators allow students, guided by an instructor, to be presented with a complex medical situation which will involve rapid assessment and treatment. Pediatric simulators are an invaluable resource for EMTs, firefighters and other first-responders as well to help train for child emergencies.
2016 to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
CDF provided funds to purchase a SimCart Mobile - a high-quality simulation workstation on wheels. This will enable Phelps to bring simulators off-site to conduct training sessions outside the Center. CDF's grant also paid for mechanical upgrades to existing simulators.
2016 to Putnam Hospital Center
CDF donated funds to purchase two advanced life support training simulators - for young children and for newborns. Diagnosis and speed taken to perform vital functions is monitored through software.
2016 to St. John's Riverside Hospital
CDF enabled the purchase of a child clinical skills training manikin, an infant CPR training manikin and related hardware and software for two newly-created Pediatric Emergency Training Rooms. The manikins will be used by hospital staff, community residents and students from the Hospital's Cochran School of Nursing.
2015 to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
CDF donated a Sim NewB, a newborn simulation manikin designed to meet the training requirements of neonatal emergency and resuscitation courses. The Sim NewB possesses vital signs, breathes and cries like a newborn.
2014 to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
CDF funded the purchase of a pediatric simulation manikin, Sim Junior. Sim Junior is a realistic six year old interactive simulator used in training for life-threatening emergencies.
2013 to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
CDF's grant gave two Pediatric intraosseous infusion (I/O) device training kits. I/O devices provide emergency professionals with vascular access to the central circulation within seconds thereby quickly and safely resuscitating critically ill or injured children.
2007 to Vassar Brothers Medical Center
CDF's grant enabled 40 Emergency Room nurses to attend a two-day Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification Course.
2006 to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
CDF provided a grant to purchase a SimBaby mannequin which is used extensively in Pediatric Advanced Life Support education.
2002 to Westchester Medical Center
CDF sponsored a Prehospital Pediatric Seminar at Westchester Community College for health professionals in topics related to pediatric emergencies.