Accidents are the leading cause of children’s deaths in Greece.
“Pediatric Trauma Care” is a non profit Organisation whose mission is to help reduce the number and severity of children’s accidents in Greece.
There are many types of accidents: road accidents, falls, poisoning, burns, drowning, asphyxiation,electrocution, etc. Each year approximately 300.000 children are injured in accidents, of which about 400 die and 1,600 suffer permanent disabilities.
In order to reduce this unbelievably high number “Pedtrauma” has organized and developed the following sectors:
Education of children on Trauma Prevention and the handing out of leaflets to this effect; Training and further education of doctors, nurses and paramedics through Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminars; Creation of Trauma Centers in the main Children’s Hospitals throughout Greece; and the Purchase of essential Medical Equipment needed by these Hospitals.