Fairfax, Mo -Kevin and Markie Sundermann were so excited to welcome their new son, Sage James David Sundermann, into the world at Community Hospital-Fairfax. Along with a new member of their family, the Sundermanns took something extra home from the hospital.
Sage Sundermann was the first baby born at CH-F to participate in Project EMC. Project EMC stands for Emergency Medical Contact and is a new initiative inspired by emergency room providers, admitting personnel and nurses at CH-F. It includes attaching a sticker to each newborn’s car seat that contains important health information and emergency contact phone numbers. The stickers were developed in response to staff experiences in the emergency room where children become separated from their families and are too young to communicate with emergency personnel.
“Family is very important to us as healthcare providers at CH-F. If we care for your child in the Emergency Room, we want to involve caregivers as soon as possible. The Project EMC sticker may help us reach you in the event you are separated from your child” explains Ashlee Driskell, RN and Charge Nurse at CH-F.
Project EMC is not limited to babies. All parents and caregivers should be encouraged to consider how emergency personnel might contact them in the event of an emergency involving their child. Attaching contact information to backpacks, lunchboxes and bikes is important to consider.
Community Hospital-Fairfax is pleased to provide families with Project EMC stickers. For more information or to pick up a sticker for your child, please contact (660) 686-2317.