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Advice from an Emergency Room Pediatrician Basic First Aid and Beyond

-- Asphalt Green Battery Park City partners with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital to host FREE event --

Title:      Advice from an Emergency Room Pediatrician – Basic First Aid and Beyond

When:   Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Where:  Asphalt Green Battery Park City
 212 North End Avenue (at Murray Street)

Cost:     FREE, but registration is required here

Did you ever wish you could sit with a pediatrician and ask questions about first aid before your child had an emergency?  Do you have questions about how to prevent accidents?  Would you like to know more about what you should do in the event your child does get injured?

Keeping our kids healthy is one of our most important (and overwhelming!) responsibilities as parents.  Having more information about what we can do to prevent and/or react to emergencies is crucial.

Please join us at Asphalt Green Battery Park City to meet David Listman, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department.  David and his colleague Katie Keown, MD, will talk about pediatric emergency care, will answer your questions and will also give you information about the Pediatric Emergency Room at NY-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Among the topics we will cover are:

  • CPR basics and why to learn more
  • Allergic reactions and epi-pens
  • Stings and bug bites
  • Head bumps- what the doctors know and why we avoid CT scans
  • Cuts, lacerations and when do you need stitches or a plastic surgeon
  • Burns and sunburns
  • Fever- treatment and misconceptions
  • How to make the most of your visit to the Emergency Department

Dr. David Listman is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College.  His interests include injury prevention, wound care, asthma care and Emergency Department administration.  He has published articles and chapters about various Pediatric Emergency topics including paintball injuries in children.

Dr. Listman received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed both his Pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Yale- New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven, CT.  He is Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is a certified instructor for the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course as well as the American College of Surgeons Advance Trauma Life Support course.  Dr. Listman is the father of four teenage and young adult children.

Dr. Katie Keown is a Pediatric Hospitalist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She divides her clinical time between the Pediatric Emergency Department, the Newborn Nursery, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her interests include General Pediatrics, Child Advocacy, and Global Health. She has organized hospital-wide and community improvement projects in positive parenting techniques and interpersonal violence and post-partum depression screening. She has also enjoyed visiting schools in Lower Manhattan to educate families about various health topics.

Dr. Keown received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia, and she completed her residency in General Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She is a Board-certified General Pediatrician, and is a certified instructor in Helping Babies Breathe, a basic life support course for developing countries.

About Asphalt Green

Asphalt Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. Community service is at the core of our origin and at the heart of our mission.  A city-wide agency, Asphalt Green has two first class campuses: a beautiful 5½-acre Upper East Side campus and a 52,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Battery Park City. Through its FIT KIDS FIT CITY fundraising campaign, Asphalt Green will help 30,000 public school children be fit this year through free programs in schoolyards, gymnasiums, and pools across New York City. http://www.asphaltgreen.org ;

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