Check the new advance nursing magazine write up on the Cradle to the Grave program. this program has been the brain child of the chief trauma surgeon, amy goldberg, at a local hospital and along side her staff and the hard work of a very motivated individual, Scott Charles.
Scott takes high school students through a very graphic and detailed walk through of another young child's life. the story goes from his very early beginnings, to when he was taken away by gun violence here on the streets of philadelphia. they go through lectures, a bit of story telling, and walk through the actual trauma bay of one of the busiest Level I facilities in the US. in the bay, a reenactment of this young child's fight for life and death is presented to the high school kids, all in hopes of leaving an imprint on what the street life has to offer.
philly continues to be in the top 10 cities for gun related deaths. the cradle to the grave program has been up and running for many years, more than the 3 that i've been at this hospital. and hundreds of students walking through that trauma bay...all but one child had kept clear of the trauma bay since.
i personally would like to thank those efforts put forth by all the team of the cradle to the grave program. this needs to be recognized further and implemented in facilities all over the world. please, pass the word.