Sentara nurse receives national award for EMS for children

Catherine Fox, RN, an emergency department nurse and educational consultant at Sentara Leigh Hospital has received the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Recognition Award for her work in pediatric health.

The annual award is given to 10 people from across the country. Fox received this award for her work in educating emergency personnel about the specific needs of pediatric patients. She is recognized for her work to raise awareness of the "choking game" among teens that has led to the death of more than 80 children since 1995.

"Through education and community partnerships, she has raised awareness among medical providers and parents of the signs and behaviors of a deadly activity, enabling them to intervene and prevent tragedy," said State Health Commissioner Karen Remley in honoring Fox.

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