December's Pediatric Champion Office Hours Reminder
December’s Pediatric Champion Office Hours are cancelled due to the Holidays. Have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season. Office Hours will resume on January 30, 2024.
Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439)
September 25-26, 2024
The Region 8 Healthcare Coalition is pleased to offer Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness. The course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a table-top exercise. It prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.
For more information and to register for this course visit MI-TRAIN, course number 1055362.
MI-TRAIN Registration Instructions
Strategies to Include Maternal and Child Health in Emergency Planning
This blog post from the Association of State and territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) discusses inclusion of maternal and child health (MCH) in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response in states and territories. Those interviewed described experiences in different jurisdictions and emergency responses. It is worth noting that there were common factors across various types of jurisdictions including the need for sustainable funding to support collaboration, intentional inclusion of MCH programs and staff in emergency response, improved data quality and surveillance systems, and open communication with partners and the public.
To Read the Full Article
Hear the strategies for addressing pediatric surge from national experts in this ASPR TRACIE recording for the "Roundtable on Lessons Learned from the Pediatric Tripledemic: Systems, Staff, Space, and Supplies" held on October 17, 2023.
The title page of the PowerPoint presentation includes a link to the webinar recording. You will be asked to enter your name and email address prior to accessing the recording.
View PowerPoint Presentation
To listen to the webinar
October 31st, 2023
Dr. Eryn Hart will be presenting, and this session will address a review of OB emergencies. This will include the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, review the importance of recognizing peripartum cardiomyopathy and discuss the H’s and T’s most likely to cause maternal arrest. This will involve both a didactic component and filmed simulation.
EMS credits are available for this session.
Course number: 23-ICE-08365 Registration closes at 2:00 pm on 10/31
Connect to the October 31 session on Teams, Here
Hospital ED Pediatric Champions Office Hours Flyer
November 8, 2023
WRAP-EM WEBINAR: Kids in Crisis – Mental Health & Emergency Departments
Time: 8:00 a.m. start and 5:00 p.m. end, with 1 hour lunch (noon-1:00 p.m.)
The Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management (WRAP-EM) is conducting an initiative to address the ongoing crisis of youth mental health surge within hospital emergency departments (ED). This initiative is focused on providing support to hospital EDs (and associated partners) in their mitigation and management of the significant mental health surge from pediatric populations. These would include, but are not limited to, topics of mental health boarders who have a broad category of issues leading to mental health crises, including acute trauma, suicidal ideation and attempts, neurological or developmental disorders, significant disruptive and aggressive behaviors, and the kids with “nowhere else to go".
The second webinar in the series is a solution-focused webinar featuring subject matter experts across the country to address specific challenges, provide tools and resources, and answer questions from attendees. This will take a broad perspective, to include the continuum of care leading up to referral to the hospital ED, the ED experience, and ED disposition - in addition to addressing this challenge via insights and tools from policy, strategic/systems, and clinical lenses.
Audiences: Hospitals and healthcare, ED and Primary Care. Primary care pediatricians and family practice physicians, 988 lines and administrating organizations (likely state orgs in this list), local/state mental health departments, mental health coalitions and associations, healthcare coalitions (HCCs), local/state public health departments, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Child Protective Services, Department of Social and Human Services.
Registration Link for Webinar
November 9, 2023
This virtual symposium offers a wide variety of timely topics that staff in Emergency Departments face today. Please see the two (2) attachments; the first contains the agenda and registration information. The second contains instructions to create an account for nursing and physician CEs through Children’s Hospital of Minnesota.
Intended audience: Emergency Department Staff, PECCs.
Registration here for PECC Symposium
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