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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Fire and smoke-related injuries on the rise this winter

Dec. 30, 2016—VUMC urges caution with home-heating devices and provides tips on burn prevention Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. Physicians and safety experts with the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt...

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Vanderbilt emergency medicine physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 29, 2016—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring 100,000 revelers to downtown Nashville for this year’s “Music City Midnight” festivities, and there will be hundreds of thousands more at private parties and celebrations throughout the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Allstate Foundation grant strengthens teen-driver safety initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 30, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will expand its teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone – Turn off Your Phone” with the help of a $60,000 award from the Allstate Foundation. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of...

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Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s happens Saturday, Dec. 3

Nov. 29, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in choosing age-appropriate holiday toys for young children

Nov. 21, 2016—With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. In 2015, there were 25 toy recalls, and a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows an estimated 183,800 toy-related injuries and 11 deaths that year....

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Nov. 18, 2016—Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. According to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Emergency Departments nationwide have seen an estimated 12,000 injuries involving...

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VUMC’s Rett Syndrome Clinic lands national recognition

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Rett Syndrome Clinic has been named a Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Center of Excellence by Rettsyndrome.org.

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Grubbs named to Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame

Nov. 10, 2016—Former Vanderbilt flight nurse Tom Grubbs, R.N., EMT, was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 5 for his extraordinary career with Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

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All for the children

Nov. 10, 2016—Rascal Flatts visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Monday. The country music artists and long-time supporters of Children’s Hospital played an acoustic set and held a meet-and-greet in Seacrest Studios and also made room visits to patients unable to attend the event.

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VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s...

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Camarata named to NIDCD review committee

Oct. 27, 2016—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been invited to serve a four-year term on the Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC) of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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