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The Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program

Description of Services

The Section of Trauma in the Department of Pediatric Surgery coordinates services for injured children at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, which operates the region’s only Level I (highest level) Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center.

The goal of the Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program is to provide optimal care between the time of injury and discharge. Subspecialists in all pediatric surgical and medical disciplines are readily available to provide definitive care.

To be accredited as a Level I Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center, a program must include a multidisciplinary trauma response team and a trauma education program that meets or exceeds standards of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation and the American College of Surgeons. The Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program is directed by the Department of Pediatric Surgery and supported by:

Save the Date!

Educational programs emphasizing pediatric trauma issues are offered at Children’s and throughout the community: 

Friday, October 2, 2015
UPMC Trauma Nursing Symposium: Exploring the Spectrum of Trauma
Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry, Pa.

March 4 and 5, 2016 - Stay tuned for more information
16th Annual John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium
The Union League, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Last Update
July 17, 2015