Jerry Barbosa, M.D. Honored by Children's Dream Fund
Congratulations to pediatric hematologist-oncologist Jerry Barbosa, M.D. on receiving the 2011 Dreammaker Award. The award is presented by the Children's Dream Fund to honor an individual who has touched the lives of sick children in their community through the professional accomplishments and personal giving. Ben Dachepalli, Chairman of the Children's Dream Fund Board, presented the award, noting that "Dr. Barbosa's caring and compassionate approach to the needs of his young patients and their families has led to a strong partnership between Dr. 'B' and the Children's Dream Fund. By recognizing him as our 2011 award winner, and the first ever Dreammaker, we have certainly set the standard high for future recipients."

The Envelope, Please...
All Children's Scrub A Dub Dub hand hygiene video earned five Telly Awards this month. This hip-hop video was a joint effort of our Creative Services and Infection Prevention departments to remind patients, families, visitors and staff about proper hand hygiene. The video won silver awards (the highest level) for People's Choice and Low Budget (under $700), and bronze awards for Children's Audience, Health and Wellness and Training. The 31st Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from 50 states and 5 continents.

Pediatric Grand Rounds on Summer Hiatus
Please remember that Pediatric Grand Rounds is on summer hiatus and will resume Friday, September 9. Previous Grand Rounds can be viewed online by visiting our archive listing on our site.

As part of its ongoing commitment to using the imaging modality that provides the lowest possible amount of ionizing radiation, the ACH Pediatric Radiology program is implementing a new type of CT imaging which reduces radiation dose by up to 80% as compared to conventional scanning methods.

iDose will enhance the capabilities of our newest, technically advanced CT scanner. All Children's Hospital has been a long time participant in the "Image Gently" campaign, a national initiative to reduce radiation dose. This latest enhancement to our scanner is an opportunity for us to utilize the most recent technology available for the benefit of our patients.

All Children's Pediatric Radiology Program is dedicated to minimizing children's radiation exposure while providing state-of-the-art imaging services and will always:

Image when there is a clear medical benefit
Image only the indicated area
Use the lowest possible amount of radiation (based on the patient's weight) for adequate imaging

Even with the availability of pediatric MRI, CT scans remain the most valuable imaging technique for certain diagnoses and disease processes. The iDose technology will reduce our patients' radiation exposure when CT is the most appropriate imaging modality.
All Kids All Sports is the Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine program at All Children's Hospital. It is the only sports medicine program in the Tampa Bay area focused solely on the care of young athletes. Services include:

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all athletic injuries in children, adolescents and young adults
Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow
Extensive experience in the treatment of all fractures sustained during athletic activity
Age-appropriate and injury-specific rehabilitation protocols designed to help timely resumption of sports participation
Sports rehab services available in St. Petersburg and at All Children's outreach centers
24-hour, seven-days-a-week emergency room coverage by fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons

With five pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP, provides focused expertise to maximize recovery in young athletes who sustain injuries. Sports medicine surgeon Drew E. Warnick, M.D., is fellowship-trained in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Dr. Warnick is the surgical director of the All Kids All Sports program.

Our multidisciplinary program has a variety of specialists dedicated to advancing the treatment, education, research and prevention of sports injuries in young adults. Pediatric emergency medicine, radiology, neurosurgery, hematology-oncology, cardiology, sports rehabilitation and other services are available to patients based on individual needs.

Sports Rehabilitation

The sports rehabilitation component of All Kids All Sports is a physical and occupational therapy program specifically designed for children and adolescents with athletic injuries. All Children's therapists blend their skills in sports medicine and their unique knowledge of pediatric growth and development to provide comprehensive care for acute and chronic injuries in the young athlete. The focus of therapy is to target and rehabilitate muscle groups and movements specific to each sport so that athletes may return to sport safely.

Sports rehabilitation after an injury has multiple objectives. Early therapy focuses on manual soft tissue and joint mobilization exercises to decrease the initial pain and inflammation of an injury. Later therapy is targeted at regaining full range of motion and strength without compromising healing. Once an injury has healed, therapy targets the skills needed to reduce the risk of re-injury.

Youth-friendly facilities feature equipment that is designed for older children and teens rather than adults, and All Children's therapists have expertise in engaging and motivating these patients.

Our sports rehabilitation approach to therapy includes:

A one-on-one sports injury assessment by a pediatric therapist focusing on the athlete's maturity level, skill level and performance goals
Post-surgical treatment that follows injury-specific protocols
Individualized treatment to return the athlete back to his/her sport in healthy condition, prepared with the knowledge and skill to avoid re-injury
Personalized therapeutic exercise programs designed to increase physical performance by improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, coordination and endurance
Effective treatment through specialized equipment that is designed for young athletes
Education that will help the athlete and parent to participate in a home exercise program

New sports therapy gyms with equipment for these protocols and staff with pediatric sports rehab expertise are located at:

All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg
All Children's Specialty Care of Brandon
All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota

Patients who require less acute therapy can be referred to an All Children's Specialty Care or Therapy Center sites nearer to their home.

How to Refer a Patient

Referrals for pediatric orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine:

Call 727-898-BONE or 813-879-BONE

625 6th Avenue South, Suite 450, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 720, Tampa, FL 33607
All Children’s Specialty Care of Brandon
All Children’s Specialty Care of Sarasota

Referrals for pediatric sports rehabilitation:

To refer a patient for sports rehabilitation, fax a prescription for physical or occupational therapy to
727-767-4436. The prescription should include the child’s name, DOB, diagnosis, precautions and contraindications, along with the referring physician’s name, office phone number, and signature. After the prescription has been faxed, the family should call
727-767-7272 to schedule the most convenient appointment to complete the evaluation and create a comprehensive treatment plan.