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The Makaha Sons
For over 40 years, The Mākaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and the World. Today, the Mākaha Sons is considered to be one of Hawai‘i’s premiere Hawaiian musical groups. They continue to produce a vibrant sound which is full and rich; blending harmonies that only they can create. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and delightful stage presence is filled with comical antics that have won the hearts of thousand of fans worldwide.
Proceeds benefit Enhanced Pediatric Service Training
From a child’s perspective, one of the scariest and most common procedures a hospitalized child will experience is the placement of an IV. The pain associated with needle sticks along with the dread of an ER nurse approaching with a sharp catheter often leads to extreme anxiety in children and in turn, makes parents anxious. And often this stress, screaming and squirming can result in failed attempts at placement.
The optimal care for kids involves a team of specialists dedicated to their unique needs. It means looking at the hospital experience from the point of view of a child and tailoring what we do to. Children are not just little adults.
On November 4th, Kona Pediatrics, the hospitalist group that provides pediatric services at KCH, led by Dr. Toyin Ajose, will be hosting a team of Child Life and Pediatric IV access specialists from Childrens Hospitals on the mainland. This weeklong project will provide training to the nurses and staff at KCH to help them better care for the keiki in our community. We will be introducing new pain control techniques, IV placement protocols as well as fun, age appropriate materials and activities to make the hospital experience more child friendly.
These efforts will increase the success rate of obtaining pediatric IVs, and more importantly, decrease the anxiety of children and their parents. Your support of this innovative training program is greatly appreciated.