Have you ever wished you could sit with a pediatrician and ask questions about first aid before your child has an emergency? Do you have questions about how to prevent accidents? Would you like to know more about what you should do in the event your child does get injured?

In collaboration with New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, please join us to meet David Listman, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital on January 13 at Asphalt Green's Battery Park City campus. David and his colleague Katie Keown, MD, will talk about pediatric emergency care, will answer your questions and will also give you information about the Pediatric Emergency Room at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Keeping our kids healthy is one of our most important (and overwhelming!) responsibilities as parents. Having more information about what we can do to prevent and/or react to emergencies is crucial. Among the topics we will cover are:

  • CPR basics and why to learn more
  • Allergic reactions and epi-pens
  • Stings and bug bites
  • Head bumps: what the doctors know and why we avoid CT scans
  • Cuts, lacerations and when do you need stitches or a plastic surgeon
  • Burns and sunburns
  • Fever: treatment and misconceptions
  • How to make the most of your visit to the Emergency Department


Event Info:

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Location: Asphalt Green, Battery Park City, 212 North End Avenue (at Murray Street)

Cost: Free! Please RSVP by calling 212.298.2900 x2993 or email bpcevents@asphaltgreen.org. 



About the Doctors

Dr. David Listman is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. His interests include injury prevention, wound care, asthma care and Emergency Department administration. He has published articles and chapters about various Pediatric Emergency topics including paintball injuries in children.

Dr. Katie Keown is a Pediatric Hospitalist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She divides her clinical time between the Pediatric Emergency Department, the Newborn Nursery, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her interests include General Pediatrics, Child Advocacy, and Global Health. She has organized hospital-wide and community improvement projects in positive parenting techniques and interpersonal violence and post-partum depression screening. She has also enjoyed visiting schools in Lower Manhattan to educate families about various health topics.