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CornerStone Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall 2018
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A Multidisciplinary Oncology Team Proves Key to Saving a Life
Special Honors for Hospital President & CEO, Board Member
NYU Winthrop Researcher Receives Grant to Pursue Promising Research in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease
Advanced GERD Procedure Restores Quality of Life to MTA Officer
Best Pediatric Continuum of Care, NYU Winthrop & Langone
Advancing Pediatric & Fetal Heart Diagnoses
Superior Pediatric Diabetes Care Inspires the Next Generation of Educators
Hospital Earns High Marks from U.S. News & World Report
Service, Always with a Smile: Hospital Launches New Concierge Service
Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit: Pastoral Care Program Celebrates Special Milestone
Gatsby-Inspired Event Raises Vital Funds for Cancer Center for Kids
33rd Annual Golf Tournament
Milestone Celebration Honors the Resilience of Many
Colorectal Cancer: Young Generations at Risk
Distinction for Program that Treats HCM – Leading Cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes & Increased Pregnancy Risks
Travel Health-Safety Tips from NYU Winthrop Hospital -- Advice on high altitudes, mosquitoes, rabies, food & drink, traveling with Rx and more
Golfing “Fore” the Kids – Annual Event Raises Close to $60,000 for CCFK
A Special Visit from Mets Star Michael Conforto
Multi-Language Center Keeps Mothers and Babies Healthy
Depression Screening for High-Risk Tweens and Teens
Hospital Hosts Free Narcan™ Training Aimed at Saving Lives Amid Long Island’s Opioid Crisis
“Teddy Bear Clinic” Teaches LI Kindergarteners about Injury Prevention

“Teddy Bear Clinic” Teaches LI Kindergarteners about Injury Prevention

Injured teddy bears were lined up at local elementary schools recently, with students in kindergarten through second grade taking on the roles of doctors and nurses to treat the injuries. Slings were made, cuts tended to, and teddy bear pulses checked. It was all part of free “Teddy Bear Clinics” orchestrated by NYU Winthrop’s Trauma Center to teach young members of the community about injury prevention, treatment, and to educate them on the medical profession. Freeport, Hicksville, North Merrick and Searington elementary schools all partook in the clinics. Children were asked to bring in their favorite teddy bear or other stuffed animal, with the Hospital providing equipment for the students to dress up as doctors and nurses. NYU Winthrop trauma nurses assisted students in treating the injured bears, aided by Adelphi University nursing students.

'Teddy Bear Clinic' at Lee Avenue Elementary School in Hicksville, NY | NYU Winthrop HospitalA recent “Teddy Bear Clinic” at Lee Avenue Elementary School in Hicksville. Teddy Bear Clinics are expected to resume in the spring.

“We teach children how to take safety into their own hands such as by wearing bike helmets, seat belts, and stopping at stop signs,” said Ellen Berghorn, RN, who heads NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Injury Prevention Program. “The majority of trauma injuries are preventable if children and their parents take basic precautions, stay alert and follow public safety rules. We also teach students that the medical world is really not so scary, and the children’s hands-on experience treating injured bears helps bring that to light.”

Among the lessons taught:

  • Whose job is it to keep our bodies safe? (Ourselves!)
  • What’s the first thing we do when we get in the car? (Buckle up!)
  • Where’s the safest place for kids to sit in the car? (In the back!)
  • How do we protect our brains? (Wear a helmet!)
  • What’s the number to call in an emergency? (911)

The NYU Winthrop teams also explained their roles as nurses and helped the children learn about different medical instruments. NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Program is dedicated to reducing the number of preventable injuries through research, training and public education. For safety tips go to www.winthrop.org/trauma-injury-prevention-and-outreach.