Trauma

Fast Facts

More children die of injuries than of all other causes combined.

Effective care of injured children requires a comprehensive and inclusive approach that recognizes childhood injuries as a major public health problem, identifies effective strategies for prevention, improves systems of emergency medical care for children, and provides the highest quality of pediatric trauma care. Injured children require special resources dedicated to their care.

What Sets Children’s Apart?

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is a level II pediatric trauma center as designated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). We are the only hospital in the region dedicated solely to pediatric care with ACS verification. As a level II trauma center, we:

  • Use treatment guidelines that are developed using evidence-based research
  • Serve as a regional resource for pediatric trauma care and education
  • Create treatment plans individualized for each patient
  • Have a dedicated team of physicians and nurses who have completed advanced pediatric trauma care training
  • Value family-centered care
  • Offer injury prevention programs

As an ACS verified level II trauma center, our mission is to improve the regional medical care of pediatric patients. We are committed to providing pediatric education to referring hospitals, physicians offices, healthcare professionals, EMS providers, and community partners. Topics can be customized to fit your individual needs.

“As with any disease involving children, the care of a child is best done at a hospital specializing in the needs of children. Trauma is no different.”

Shahab Abdessalam, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Stop the Bleed

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury. Emergency responders aren’t always the first at the scene of accidents. It’s everyday people like you who are. And with the right knowledge and skills, you can save lives.

Learn how to Stop the Bleed

Attend a free class, brought to you by the Children’s Hospital Trauma Team. The Stop the Bleed program is about one hour in length. This program is available to businesses, schools, churches, organizations and the general public who want to learn to control bleeding.

  • What stops bleeding? In a STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out:
    • How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound
    • How to pack a wound to control bleeding
    • How to correctly apply a tourniquet.

Trauma Continuing Education


Continue your development as a trauma care provider. Watch presentations and earn CEU credits online.

Watch Videos & Earn CEUs


Please email trauma@childrensomaha.org or call 402-955-3737 for questions or to schedule an education event.

Contact

Jessica Lee, MSN, MBA, RN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Trauma Services
Office 402.955.7262 • Fax 402.955.4120
jeslee@ChildrensOmaha.org

Kylie Scallon, BAN, RN, CPN, CPEN, TCRN
Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator
Trauma Services
Office 402.955.3600 • Fax 402.955.6583
kscallon@ChildrensOmaha.org

Nikki Southworth BSN, RN, CPEN
Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Office 402.955.3737 • Fax 402.955.6583
nsouthworth@ChildrensOmaha.org

Travis Hedlund, MPH, CHES, CPSTI
Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator
Trauma Services
Office 402.955.6815 • Fax 402.955.6583
thedlund@ChildrensOmaha.org

Kristi Kennedy
Trauma Registrar
Office 402.955.3793• Fax: 402.955-5125
krkennedy@childrensomaha.org

Amy Borg
Child Passenger Safety Specialist
402.955.3298
aborg@childrensomaha.org

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