ED Affiliation Conference - Pediatric Readiness in Your Emergency Department
Nationally 93% of pediatric patients present to general emergency departments before being sent to pediatric specific facilities. While a large number of the pediatric population presents, only about 10-15% of the total patient volume is pediatric. This leaves gaps and decreased exposure to pediatric illness and injury. All events related to pediatric emergency care require attention and education to continue to expose healthcare practitioners to current and best practices.
Members of the interprofessional healthcare team will have a deeper understanding of how to care for pediatric patients in their emergency departments. They will be able to take the knowledge from this conference back to their respective departments and advocate for change and improvement.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify 2 pediatric considerations for procedural sedation
- Define management of adverse events for procedural sedation
- Describe 2 key differences between anxiolysis and sedation
- Recall 3 key indicators for suspected child abuse
- Identify child abuse reporting best practices
- Give examples of 2 key pieces of equipment used in neonatal resuscitation
- Identify strategies for developing reunification plans during a disaster scenario
- Differentiate between the 4 pediatric color tags system for disaster triage
- Define 2 approaches for inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ patient
- Identify 2 unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ patient
- Describe 3 measures to take to prepare the pediatric patient for transport
- Recall 2 items that fall under the EMS/pre-hospital scope of practice
- Define medical management of traumatic brain injury in the pediatric patient
- Recall the PECARN workflow
- Identify outpatient resources for pediatric mental health patients
- Describe 3 ways to keep a pediatric patient safe while awaiting mental health placement in an emergency department
Registration and Networking
Diane Hupp, Dr. Janofsky, Molly Gibson, RN
Identifying Child Abuse
Dr. Combs & Dr. Antonucci
Managing Pediatric Patients During Disasters
Dr. Hewett Brumberg & Rachel Young, RN
Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health
Pre-Hospital Pediatric Management
Dr. Owusu Ansah
2:30pm – 4pm
Dr. Janofsky & Molly Gibson, RN
Dr. Hewett Brumberg
Dr. Owusu Ansah
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.25 Attendance
All cancellations must be sent via email; Baronea2@upmc.edu. Conference registration canceled on or before September 30, 2023, is fully refundable. Registrants canceling on or after October 1, 2023, will NOT receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual; the invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant's membership status.
In person registration statement: In-person attendance is limited 75. Once full in person registration is reached you will still have the option to register for virtual attendance. There is no limit to number of registrants for virtual attendance.