* NEW * Caring for Children with Congenital Zika Virus: Building Community Support
This 58-minute webinar is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It describes the Zika virus and shares strategies for preparedness used at one U.S. children's hospital. Speakers discuss key questions children's hospitals may have while thinking about preparing to see infants with congenital Zika virus disease, and share experiences from other hospitals that have been through the preparedness process.
WEBINAR: PREPARING THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN A DISASTER.
Webinar: National Pediatric Readiness Project: Preparing the Emergency Department to Provide Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in A Disaster.
From 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) on Monday, September 21, the EMSC Program hosted the webinar National Pediatric Readiness Project: Preparing the Emergency Department to Provide Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in A Disaster.
A recently published clinical report to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) noted that disasters affect the lives of millions of children every year and that children, as a group, are at an increased risk for psychosocial trauma and behavioral difficulties after a disaster. In 2013, the AAP, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the EMSC Program collaborated jointly on a quality improvement initiative, the National Pediatric Readiness Project. The project initiated an assessment of more than 5,000 U.S. emergency departments (ED) and more than 4,100 facilities responded (83%). Results illustrated that less than half of all U.S. hospitals reported having written disaster plans addressing issues specific to the care of children.
In response to the Pediatric Readiness Assessment, a multidisciplinary workgroup was convened to create the Checklist of Essential Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Policies. Behavioral health was included as one of the 10 essential domains. This webinar discussed short- and long-term effects of disaster on the psychological functioning, emotional adjustment, health, and developmental trajectory of children; identified key elements in the behavioral health domain essential to the provision of psychosocial support to children and families in the aftermath of disaster; and described practical ways to incorporate behavior health policies and practices into disaster plans and embed them into everyday practice. Those planning to watch this archived webinar may find it helpful to review the Checklist. Users can download one of two versions of the Checklist: an electronic interactive pdf and a static, printable pdf.
The content for this webinar was appropriate for ED directors, ED physicians and nurses, disaster management specialists, community disaster planners, health care planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, trauma program coordinators and managers, state EMSC Program managers, EMS providers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.
At the request of those who attended the live webinar, the EMSC NRC is making available adownloadable pdf version of the PowerPoint slides used by speakers during the webinar.
WEBINAR: PEDIATRIC READINESS DATA: AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE IN YOUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Webinar: Pediatric Readiness Data: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care in Your Emergency Department
From 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Eastern) on December 17, 2014, the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program hosted the webinar Pediatric Readiness Data: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care in Your Emergency Department.
This program defined quality improvement, highlighted key components of the quality improvement process, and discussed how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discussed the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care, a key quality improvement framework, and potential for quality improvement projects using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH, illustrated the real life application of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care.
This educational event was planned with hospital emergency department (ED) Pediatric Readiness respondents in mind. Content was appropriate for all ED leaders, including ED medical directors, managers, education specialists, quality improvement coordinators, as well as hospital leadership, quality improvement department staff, EMSC program managers, and state departments of health/hospital regulatory staff.
More than 300 individuals participated in the live webinar. Content from this event has been converted into an on-demand online learning module with accompanying continuing education credits. Click on the link above to access the training.
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMRC) Resources
NEBRASKA CENTER FOR PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION PEDIATRIC RESOURCES POSTED
The Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education has posted information on their website highlighting pediatric preparedness resources (below). The information covers a wide variety of topics and could be very beneficial to pediatric practices. The Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education is a collaboration between Creighton University School of Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center. If interested in receiving newsletters, please sign up at http://www.preped.org/. If there are any questions, contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-335-8287.
3-21-16 Pediatric Preparedness Resources.pdf
PEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH IN DISASTERS
NATIONAL PEDIATRIC DISASTER COALITION
Pediatric Response Issues in a Disaster (Power POint)
CHILDCARE AWARE NEWS ROOM: HEALTH AND SAFETY
AAP CHILDREN & DISASTERS POWERPOINTS
* NEW * WEBINAR RECORDING: Say What? The Ins and Outs of Communicating in a Disaster
Please click the PDF file below for more information on this recorded webinar.