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  • Rady Children’s and San Diego County Team Up to Educate Parents About Dog Bites
    About Dog Bites Newsroom Rady Children s and San Diego County Team Up to Educate Parents About Dog Bites About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Rady Children s and San Diego County Team Up to Educate Parents About Dog Bites WHAT As we approach the summer months Rady Children s and the County of San Diego s Department of Animal Services are joining forces to get the message out about dog bites during National Dog Bite Prevention Month In the last several years we have seen an increase in the number of dog bite cases said Kay Thompson R N Sam S and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center We see about five dog bites a week at Rady Children s In 2011 we saw a total of 264 dog bites Thompson who is also a dog trainer says in 80 of those cases the bite came from a dog the victim was familiar with On Wednesday May 2 at 11 a m Thompson and Lt Dan DeSousa with the Department of Animal Services will demonstrate the dos and don ts of interacting with a dog and

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-and-san-diego-county-team-up-to-educate-parents-about-dog-bites/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Profile of SIDS Risks Shifts after Launch of Back-to-Sleep Campaign
    Campaign About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Profile of SIDS Risks Shifts after Launch of Back to Sleep Campaign San Diego March 26 2012 After the launch of the Back to Sleep campaign in 1994 the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome declined by more than 50 percent and then plateaued In a study in the April 2012 Pediatrics researchers examine whether the predominant risk factors involved in SIDS deaths have changed in the Back to Sleep era The study Risk Factor Changes for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome After Initiation of Back to Sleep Campaign published online March 26 examined SIDS deaths in San Diego from 1991 to 2008 In that time period the percentage of infants who died of SIDS after being placed to sleep in the prone on their stomachs position decreased from 85 4 percent to 30 1 percent The proportion of other risk factors for SIDS changed relative to each other since the initiation of the Back to Sleep campaign but virtually all SIDS infants had at least one risk factor The percentage of SIDS infants bed sharing at the time of death increased from 19 2 percent to 37 9 percent especially among infants younger than 2 months and the percentage found in an adult bed increased from 23 4 percent to 45 4 percent Ninety nine percent of SIDS infants had at least one intrinsic risk factor such as male gender or prenatal exposure to cigarettes or one extrinsic risk factor such as prone sleep position or soft bedding 75 percent had at least one of each type of risk factor The majority 57 percent had at least two extrinsic and one intrinsic risk factor Prone sleep remains the most

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/profile-of-sids-risks-shifts-after-launch-of-back-to-sleep-campaign/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Tips To Prevent And Treat Exposure to Poison
    We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Tips To Prevent And Treat Exposure to Poison San Diego CA Each year approximately 2 4 million people more than half of them children under age 6 swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and The American Academy of Pediatrics have some important tips to prevent and treat exposures to poison You can start off by safe proofing your home Most poisoning cases occur while parents are home but not paying attention The most dangerous poisons are medicines cleaning products antifreeze windshield wiper fluid pesticides furniture polish gasoline kerosene and lamp oil Helpful Tips for Parents Store medicine cleaners paints varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in locked cabinets or containers out of sight and reach of children Install a safety latch that locks when you close the door on child accessible cabinets containing harmful products Purchase and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps Discard unused medication Never refer to medicine as candy or another appealing name Check the label each time you give a child medicine to ensure proper dosage Never place poisonous products in food or drink containers Keep coal wood or kerosene stoves in safe working order Maintain working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Treatment If your child is unconscious not breathing having convulsions or seizures due to poison contact or ingestion call 911 or your local emergency number immediately If your child has come in contact with poison and has mild or no symptoms call your California Poison Control Center at 1 800 222 1222 Different types and methods of poisoning require different immediate treatment Swallowed poison Remove the item from the child and have the child spit out

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/tips-to-prevent-and-treat-exposure-to-poison/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Support National Pancake Day on February 28 to Benefit Rady Children’s
    Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Support National Pancake Day on February 28 to Benefit Rady Children s Newsroom Support National Pancake Day on February 28 to Benefit Rady Children s About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Support National Pancake Day on February 28 to Benefit Rady Children s WHAT Be a part of pancake pandemonium as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on February 28 from 7 a m to 10 p m at all 23 IHOP restaurants in San Diego County Families can enjoy a short stack of IHOP s famous buttermilk pancakes and help sick kids by making a donation to IHOP s national charity partner Children s Miracle Network The money raised locally in San Diego will benefit Rady Children s Hospital San Diego In 2011 National Pancake Day raised 48 500 for Rady Children s and more than 20 500 stacks of pancakes were served throughout San Diego County

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/support-national-pancake-day-on-february-28-to-benefit-rady-childrens/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s to Collaborate with Qualcomm Life on Wireless Health Technology
    Incorporated to improve the effectiveness of pediatric health care through advances in wireless technology Rady Children s will help leverage medical devices for remote patient care wirelessly integrated by Qualcomm Life s 2net Platform The 2net Platform is a cloud based system that enables end to end wireless connectivity of medical devices while allowing medical device users and their physicians or caregivers to easily access biometric data Developing effective wireless health technology is critical to improving the access parents and clinicians have to their child s health information said Albert Oriol Chief Information Officer at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Qualcomm Life s initiative will help parents and children stay connected outside the walls of the hospital allowing our clinicians to more efficiently and effectively manage care and ultimately reduce costs We re thrilled to be working with Rady Children s Hospital which has demonstrated a clear commitment to innovation and excellence in patient care said Rick Valencia Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Life This initiative could provide transformative benefits for the Hospital s patients and their families through improved delivery of health care services and information and offers wireless health providers integrated in our 2net Ecosystem a network of entities that would serve as launch platforms for their 2net devices and future marketing trials at a premier pediatric hospital The collaboration was first announced on Dec 7 at the 3rd annual mHealth Summit in Washington D C Qualcomm Life s 2net Platform is being exhibited at the 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas from February 20 24 Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated 2net is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners About Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Rady Children s Hospital San Diego

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-to-collaborate-with-qualcomm-life-on-wireless-health-technology/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Helen Bernardy Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes
    Research Get Involved Events Publications Helen Bernardy Center Ranked Among Nation s Best Nursing Homes San Diego February 7 2012 For the fourth consecutive year The Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego has been named to the Honor Roll in U S News World Report s annual Best Nursing Homes released today The 2012 U S News Honor Roll highlights 39 nursing homes with perfect performance ratings over the past year With 15 500 facilities nationwide the honor places the Bernardy Center among the nation s elite Only one home in 400 is able to meet Honor Roll standards by getting the highest possible rating in every category for all four quarters of 2011 said Avery Comarow U S News Health Rankings Editor We are thrilled to once again be ranked among the nation s best said Pamela Dixon Director of the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children at Rady Children s This honor reflects the unwavering commitment of our interdisciplinary team of caregivers to provide effective individualized care to each of our residents Registered nurses licensed vocational nurses licensed respiratory therapists and certified nursing assistants provide 24 hour nursing care to all residents at the Bernardy Center Attending physicians monitor all residents regularly at which time the resident s treatment plan and any specialist recommendations are reviewed U S News s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home U S News s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes defined as

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/helen-bernardy-center-ranked-among-nations-best-nursing-homes/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Former Heart Patient Attempts to Break World Record During Heart Month
    Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Former Heart Patient Attempts to Break World Record During Heart Month Newsroom Former Heart Patient Attempts to Break World Record During Heart Month About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Former Heart Patient Attempts to Break World Record During Heart Month WHAT Former heart patients Max Hammerstrom and Jake Cook who both underwent open heart surgeries and at early age are hoping to raise awareness about congenital heart defects during American Heart Month On Saturday February 4th from 10 a m to noon the boys will set up a lemonade stand and register runners and walkers for their 5th annual Max and Jake s Big Race later in the month Max will also attempt to break the world record for the most t shirts worn at one time which stands at 247 according to the Guinness Book of World Records Max and Jake s Big Race is on February 28th Proceeds

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/former-heart-patient-attempts-to-break-world-record-during-heart-month/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Heart Institute to Host Annual Heart Party for Current and Former Patients
    Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Heart Institute to Host Annual Heart Party for Current and Former Patients Newsroom Heart Institute to Host Annual Heart Party for Current and Former Patients About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Heart Institute to Host Annual Heart Party for Current and Former Patients WHAT The Heart Institute at Rady Children s Hospital ranked among the nation s best pediatric heart programs in the country by U S News World Report will once again hold the annual Heart Party On February 11th from 11 a m to 2 p m current and former patients who have undergone open heart surgeries or suffer from heart conditions will share their courageous and inspiring stories The Heart Institute is the largest pediatric cardiology program in San Diego Imperial and Orange counties and the second busiest in California In 2011 doctors performed more than 500 heart operations Rady Children s cardiology program provides comprehensive cardiac services and state of the art specialized care for infants children adolescents and

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/heart-institute-to-host-annual-heart-party-for-current-and-former-patients/ (2015-03-26)
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