Virginia Beach, VA (PressExposure) May 11, 2011 -- The Raven Maria Blanco Foundation, Inc. (RMBF) announces the recent release of its "Pediatric Sedation Checklist," which provides parents with essential questions to ask before allowing their child to undergo any procedure involving sedation. Parents must be intelligent and informed when selecting a dental team as evidenced by the growing number of pediatric deaths due to pediatric emergencies in dental settings. Routine care, especially when working with the pediatric population, is anything but routine. RMBF is arming parents with the questions necessary to make these critical decisions, making sure preparation and education are unavoidable aspects of treating these young lives with the greatest expertise and equipment available.
RMBF's Executive Director, Nicole Cunha comments, "We are excited about our checklists release because parents are now empowered to make the best decisions for their children. These are the questions to ask and the answers to demand. When parents start taking preparation seriously, the profession is sure to follow." 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.
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.
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.