Children's Hospital prepared for Milwaukee's gun violence
Milwaukee - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin sees an average of 200 children daily in its emergency room. In the past six weeks, three children in the City of Milwaukee have been injured by a firearm. On average, the hospital treats nearly 80 children who are the victims of firearms each year.
In the past 10 years, the hospital has improved it's emegency department to allow parents inside the trauma room. Children's Hospital became one of the first hospitals in the country to make the change. During the worst scernario, a medical team inside a trauma room includes a pediatric surgeon, critical care doctor, pharmacist, and social worker to assist parents. Children's Hospital also has a special program called Project: Ujima to help children who have been the victims of a firearm.
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