According to Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, approximately 85% of children who undergo operations for congenital heart disease are expected to reach adulthood. However, in many developing countries the parents of children who have had heart surgery do not receive enough information on how to provide follow-up care, contributing to high rates of life-threatening postoperative infections. Partnering with hospitals and medical volunteer teams in seven countries, Children’s HeartLink promotes sustainable healthcare and cardiac services for children with heart disease by donating medical supplies, funding patient care, and sponsoring educational programs.
The organization’s Parent Education and Discharge Instructions (PEDI) project trains nurses to educate parents on follow-up-care procedures after pediatric open-heart surgery, including situational training on the recovery process and educational booklets on at-home care. By improving postoperative instruction, Children's Heartlink hopes to reduce infection rates and other complications, and prevent return hospitalizations. Children’s HeartLink has already launched the PEDI project at one Indian hospital and plans to expand to two other hospitals in India, including Innova Heart Hospital in Hyderabad, as well as to share its materials with other hospitals online.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help train nurses to teach parents about follow up care for children who have been discharged from the hospital after open-heart surgery. If G-Team members raise $500, Children’s HeartLink's PEDI project can train a 10-nurse team at the Innova Heart Hospital in Hyderabad, India. Each additional $50 raised will fund training for another nurse.
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