Media invitation - The Montreal Children's Hospital launches a brand new trauma website to help newborns, children and teens be active and play safe - www.thechildren.com/trauma



    MONTREAL, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The trauma specialists at The Montreal
Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre invite you to the
launch of www.thechildren.com/trauma, in the presence of Christopher Higgins
of the Montreal Canadiens, spokesperson of the program.

    
    WHEN:     February 17, 2009 at 10:00
    WHERE:    The Montreal Children's Hospital
              2300 Tupper Street
              Amphitheatre (D-182)
    

    The Trauma specialists at the Montreal Children's Hospital see it every
day, Quebec children seriously injured snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing or
playing hockey. Motor vehicle collisions often result in lifelong
consequences. They also see far too many children injured by falling down
stairs or off changing tables, scalding hot water, or ingesting noxious
chemicals.
    "The Montreal Children's Hospital is a Trauma Centre. Every year, we
treat over 15,000 children who have suffered traumatic injuries. We work hard
on two fronts: providing tertiary level trauma care and promoting injury
prevention. Thanks to this website, we will have a much more efficient and
effective way of reaching children, teens, parents, coaches, teachers and many
of our partners in the Quebec and Canadian trauma network," says Debbie
Friedman, director of the MCH Trauma Programs, which includes a specific
Injury Prevention Program. "This is especially useful for geographical areas
that are not easy to reach-possibly on a global scale. Community partners can
then use our expertise to develop different programs."
    www.thechildren.com/trauma provides parents and teens with information on
injury prevention and trauma care. It also features an interactive house and
quiz which highlights ways of avoiding typical injuries in and around the home
sustained by infants and toddlers. Sections are also devoted to health
professionals seeking information on the management of different types of
trauma and research activities.




For further information:

For further information: Lisa Dutton, Manager, Public Relations and
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, (514) 412-4307,
www.thechildren.com

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