Virginia Beach, VA (PressExposure) May 12, 2011 -- The Raven Maria Blanco Foundation, Inc. (RMBF) has once again taken a step in pediatric patient protection by helping parents demand a higher level of preparedness in dental offices. The "Pediatric Dental Care Checklist" is an acronym packed with pertinent questions and concerns when selecting a dental care professional team. The list, while simple, is powerful in its direct connect with the core requirements of pediatric patient emergency readiness and response. RMBF is honored to empower parents in protecting their children and is confident that the recently released checklist is essential to achieving this aim.
Nicole Cunha, Executive Director of RMBF and relative of Raven Blanco, made the following statement regarding the publishing of this and other checklists: "We are just beginning. Parents and children deserve the best in equipment and education and RMBF is dedicated to making sure this is available to all. Our efforts have been met with enthusiasm from the dental and patient populations. The checklists are a tool. Our questions will be asked and answers will be given. Patients will change the standards and expectations by simply stepping out and speaking up." RMBF is excited about the depth, practicality, and simplicity of the investigative tool, reminding parents of their right to know the care their children will receive. It is better to ask too many questions than to live with the one question of, "Why didn't I ask?" for a lifetime.
RMBF is a 501 (c) (3) charity driven to providing preventative instruction and advocacy based on medical emergency preparedness and has adopted The Six Links of Survival, developed by the Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness, as a convenient mechanism for dental offices to ensure that all areas of appropriate preparation are adequately covered. The comprehensive checklist can be viewed and downloaded through the organization's website. RMBF welcomes feedback and questions regarding the use, intent, and effectiveness of the tool and encourages caretakers to take pediatric sedation seriously. RMBF's site provides an in-depth understanding of the problems within the dental community and the partnerships and steps seeking to bring solutions.
For more information on the organization, its current campaigns, and the issue plaguing the pediatric population, as well as to download the checklist, please visit RMBFInc.org. RMBF extends a welcoming hand and the promise of protection moving forward. RMBF invites parents, patients, companies, dental professionals, health care providers, and all to join the momentum of medical emergency preparedness.