Inspire Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 9

with handling patient volume, not just for our pediatric population, but our adult patients as well.” Kapi`olani is Hawai‘i’s only full-service specialty hospital for women and children, and the only medical center in the Pacific to be designated a Level III pediatric trauma center by the state of Hawai‘i. Kapi`olani’s Emergency Department receives more than 125 visits every day. People of all ages seek treatment for everything from respiratory issues and broken bones to rare infections and pediatric trauma. “We have local kids that play a lot of sports so we’ll see quite a few of those cases, whether that’s falling off a skateboard, fractures or concussions,” Dr. Eakin said. “We see a diverse range of injuries and illness, including a large number of respiratory-related issues. We see a high volume of asthma, fever and sport injury cases.” From left to right: Dr. Sid Lee, Dr. Mark Prather, Dr. Lawrence Satkowiak and Dr. Paul Eakin. When children are the patients, the comfort of family is especially important. The expansion will include private rooms so families can stay close from the moment they walk through hospital doors. Family-centered care is a key focus at Kapi`olani, considering the critical role of loved ones during an emergency and for a person’s overall wellbeing. “We are very thankful that our community comes to us for care and has been so generous in supporting our mission,” Dr. Lee said. “It’s essential that we have community support so we can continue providing the best emergency care for not just the Pacific region, but anyone from anywhere who finds themselves at Kapi`olani.” Kapi `olani future Emergency Department will include: A rendering of the future Nurses Station. • There will be larger patient treatment rooms. Every patient room will be private. • This expansion will support Kapi`olani’s mission of delivering family-centered care by providing more space for families to stay close to their loved ones. • More square footage will optimize the room function and enhance the emergency team’s efficiency. • The Emergency Department will also feature new trauma rooms, new triage rooms, a new and separate pediatric and adult waiting area and state-of-the-art equipment. A rendering of the future Waiting Area. INSIDE THE NUMBERS These were the most common reasons pediatric patients went to Kapi`olani's Emergency Department in 2016. 5,037 2,253 1,652 FEVER ASTHMA/RESPIRATORY RELATED ISSUES FALLS 1,632 1,137 CONCUSSION/OTHER HEAD INJURIES VOMITING 556 ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT/ RELATED ISSUES 537 397 306 EAR INFECTIONS HEADACHES RASH 9