As every parent knows, kids get hurt. What can we do to prevent and manage these injuries? Dr. Lee Resnick and Dr. Stephen Keith, both from WellStreet Urgent Care, Dr. Grant Baldwin, CDC, and Megan Popielarczyk from Safe Kids Georgia discuss Prevention and Management of Pediatric Injuries… all brought to you by HealthGate. Guest host today is Deloris Hartley.
Today’s show discusses the most common unintentional pediatric injuries related to sports, in-home , and automobile accidents. Specific injuries will include bone fractures and dislocations, burns, and concussions and other head trauma. Efforts to reduce the frequency and likelihood of injuries through prevention will be discussed, along with when to take an injured child to a pediatrician, urgent care center, or hospital emergency department.
Lee Resnick , M.D./WellStreet Urgent Care
As WellStreet’s Chief Medical and Operations Officer, Dr. Lee Resnick leads the national effort to bring academic rigor and clinical excellence to urgent care medicine. He is the founder and National Program Director for the only clinical fellowships in urgent care medicine and serves as Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He is the founder and President of the Institute of Urgent Care Medicine, specializing in the development of continuing education programs designed specifically for urgent care medicine. He was a founding board member and past president of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), where he was honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Resnick is a founding board member of both the Urgent Care College of Physicians (UCCOP) and the Urgent Care Foundation.
Stephen Keith, M.D./WellStreet Urgent Care
Currently serving since 2012 as Site Director for WellStreet Urgent Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Stephen Keith previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology from 2009 to 2012. From 2006 until 2009, Dr. Keith served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Inc., From 2003 until 2006, Dr. Keith was a Managing Director of Glocap Advisors, an investment bank based in New York, and a Senior Consultant with the Biologics Consulting Group. During 2002‐2003, Dr. Keith was a General Partner with Emerging Technology Partners, an early‐stage life sciences venture capital firm in Maryland. Just prior to joining Emerging Technology Partners, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Antex Biologics Inc. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Keith served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales, at North American Vaccine, Inc. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Keith held various positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including Senior Director, Health Care Delivery Policy in Corporate Public Affairs, Senior Customer Manager in the U.S. Human Health Division, and Senior Director, Health Strategies, in the Merck‐Medco Managed Care Division. Dr. Keith serves on the Board of Directors of Cytomedix, Inca life science company marketing wound care products. He also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of The David Winston A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, National Medical Fellowships, and Community Health Charities. Dr. Keith completed his undergraduate work at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1973, and he received the M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1977. Dr. Keith completed a three‐year residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Health Sciences in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA, during which time he received a Masters in Science in Public Health from UCLA. From 1982 to 1987, Dr. Keith served on the faculty of the Charles Drew Medical School and the UCLA School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Keith served as a Health Policy Advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, under Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Dr. Keith is a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Grant Baldwin, M.D./Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
After earning a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2003, Dr. Baldwin joined the CDC Injury Center in November 2006 as acting Deputy Director. Since 2008, he serves as Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Concurrently, Dr. Baldwin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
Megan Popielarczyk, MPH, BSN, RN/Safe Kids Georgia
As a public health fellow with Safe Kids Georgia. Megan Popielarczyk works with Safe Kids network of 30 coalitions throughout the state of Georgia to prevent unintentional injuries to children. Safe Kids Georgia’s lead agency is Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Megan is a Registered Nurse and a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.