Q & A with Charles Wooley RNIII (Paramedic OutreACH Program Coordinator)

Charles Wooley is the Paramedic OutreACH Coordinator for the Emergency Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He will be teaching the Pediatric Stroke OutreACH Education Program, and he was gracious enough to answer some questions for us about OutreACH and Bellaflies’ donation to the program. 

What is the OutreACH Education Program?  Outreach Education is a based on two things Support and Recognition. At Arkansas Children’s Hospital we feel a massive responsibility to our patients. We want to support our patients from the scene all the way through their stay. This means that we support first responders, school nurses, EMS, and adult hospitals or who ever is treating our patients. One of the ways we offer this support is by teaching recognition. We teach pattern recognition. This is a highlight of all the major childhood emergencies. We use Videos and Lecture as well as hands on Simulation. We measure comfort level before and after the class and we have seen positive results! 

As a paramedic, what do you think is the single most important thing about the OutreACH Education program? The most important part from a Paramedic point of view is recognition. This is what we focus on! We strive to point out signs and symptoms that will direct providers to an early diagnosis. This will lead to early treatment and possibly save lives. 

What role do you see Bellaflies fulfilling? Bellaflies has opened my eyes to pediatric strokes. This revelation combined with the story of Bella has spurred myself into action. We are teaching stroke recognition all over the state. We are also telling a story about a kid that we missed all the warning signs. This is treatment changing information.

 Do you think that pediatric strokes would have been taught about as much without the donation?  I know that Pediatric stroke would not have been taught as much. This all changed when I learned about Bella and her story.

How impactful do you foresee the pediatric stroke lesson?  Pediatric strokes are in the top 10 reasons kids die. This has to be one of the most under taught subjects. I foresee a huge increase in awareness at least here in our state. I am confident in saying the providers we reach will rule out stroke when treating altered children.

To support this life saving education please register for Strides for Strokes 2017! 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Pediatric Stroke OutreACH Education Program. SFS is extremely family friendly, and if you cannot attend the event you can register as a virtual runner and we will ship the T-shirt to you!

REGISTER FOR SFS 2017 HERE

LEARN MORE ABOUT SFS 2017 HERE

 

SFS 2017 Honoree Adora Wood, Neonatal Stroke Survivor

 

 

We are proud to honor Adora Wood at SFS 2017! Thank you so much Jami for writing Adora’s stroke story for us, and helping us spread pediatric stroke awareness!

Our friends at Peekaboo Magazine published Adora’s story and continue to be partners with us in fighting pediatric strokes! Thank you for all of the awareness you provide by featuring our honorees!

Read Adora’s Story 

Thank you for supporting Strides for Strokes 2016!!

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 6.00.49 PMWe are ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to announce that Strides for Strokes 2016 has been our most successful year to date!! We are able to donate $9,000 to pediatric stroke research and education!!! The donations were still rolling in yesterday, so we wanted to make sure that everything was counted. THANK YOU to everyone who signed up, showed up, and committed to Making a Positive with us near and far!!!

Mark you calendars Strides for Strokes 2017 will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2017!!!

***We have a couple SFS 2016 T-shirts available in Youth S (2), Youth M (2), & Youth L(2), and Adult S (2) & Adult M (1). If you would like one please contact Janelle@bellaflies.org***

Bellaflies Auction Items

Here is a list of our Strides for Strokes 2016 Auction items! The list continues to grow. We will have debit/credit card readers at the event, but cash is preferred for speed and ease of transaction.

 

Auction Items

Cardinals Tickets-2 reserved seats

Spa Botanica- 60 minute Swedish Massage

Hog Yardzee

RTIC Tumbler with Hog Decal

Does Eat Place

Bariola’s PIzza- Free pizza

Fast Lanes Family Fun Pack

Academy- $50 gift card(s)

Lewis & Clark- Climbing Party

Tulsa Zoo- Tickets for 6 people

Junk Brands- gift basket

Rodan + Fields-gift basket

Maude Boutique-$100 gift card

31 Company- Utility Tote

Painting with a Twist- gift card

High Rise VIP Passes

District Salon

Sola Salon

Jump! Zone- 10 Kid Party Pack

Golden Coral- Meal Tickets

Jack Links- gift basket

Happy Baby- gift basket

Valere Rene Travel Trio

Valere Rene Bag

Street Dogs Food Truck

Casey’s Gas Station- $100

Pennington’s Cutting Boards

Piggy Paint- gift basket

Custom Baby Boy Quilt

Custom Baby Girl Quilt

Freckle’s and Sunshine- gift basket

Disney Bows

Dance Bows

Holiday Bows

AND MUCH MORE!!!