The first and only pediatric trauma center in Lubbock and the region
Covenant Chidren's operates the region's only pediatric trauma
center (level II). We see over 450 pediatric trauma encounters per year.
We have a number of specialists -such as pediatric trauma surgeons, pediatric
orthopedic surgeons, pediatric neurosurgery physicians, etc. -on-call
to respond immediately to any trauma needs.
Pediatric trauma patients arrive through our
dedicated pediatric emergency department, the first and only in Lubbock.
We proudly participate in the Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement Program
(TQIP). The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT)
has been dedicated to improving the quality of care for injured patients
for more than 80 years. Since 2016, the Trauma Quality Improvement Program
(TQIP) has continued this focus on improving quality care by providing
validated, risk-adjusted benchmarking for Pediatric trauma centers. The
risk-adjusted data, combined with training and collaboration with other
TQIP participants, allows TQIP participants to track outcomes and improve
In 2019, we also amde significant investment in our pediatric surgical
program via beginning to participate in the American College of Surgeons
Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS Pediatric NSQIP®). Through our Pediatric NSQIP participation we collect highly reliable
clinical data that we allows us to compare our surgical outcomes with
the outcomes of other participants in the program.
Leading the Region
Covenant Children's is proud to offer numerous training and education
opporutnities for providers and facilities in our region. For example,
we provide Trauma Nurisng Core Course (TNCC), ENPC (Emergency Nursing
Pediatric Course), Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP), Basic Life Support
(BLS), and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses.
We also partner with regional facilities by providing Pedi ED Readiness
Assessments, based on national standards, whereby we help evaluate facilities
readiness to care for pediatric emergencies. This includes ensuring the
facility has appropriate equipment, supplies, policies and procedures,
training, etc. Research shows that hospitals that score higher on readiness
assessment tools have significantly (~4x) lower mortality than hospitals
scoring at the lowest quartile.