Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute (KPTI) partners with graduate students at Tufts University School of Medicine Public Health and Professional Degree programs during their Applied Learning Experience. This experience provides the students with an opportunity to conduct research on pediatric injury. Our goal is to identify injury prevention measures that can be utilized by our program in order to more effectively help parents/caregivers keep their children safe from traumatic injury.
Northeastern University student Aashka Shah ’19 displayed a poster of her recent research study, Impact of Socioeconomic Status/Race on Preventable Fall Injuries in Pediatric Patients. Aashka conducted this study through in-person interviews with parents of Floating Hospital for Children pediatric patients. Aashka was selected to present her poster at the Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) ‘19 at Northeastern University.
Pictured from left are Leslie Rideout, FNP, PhD Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Anne Keliher, MMHS, KPTI Project Specialist, and Aashka Shah, BS.
During the winter and spring of 2017, graduate student Yasmina Samaha conducted a survey with parents/caregivers about the use of safety interventions for their children. This KPTI quality improvement initiative was completed to determine how best the KPTI program can support and help parents/caregivers keep children safe from injury. The pen and paper survey was conducted with parents/caregivers in the waiting rooms of the Pediatric Surgery, Endocrinology and Gastrointestinal clinics.
Read the summarized survey results by Ms. Samaha. We are very grateful for Ms. Samaha’s fine work and for the opportunity to partner with Tufts University School of Medicine to evaluate and improve our programs.