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Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look

All Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look presentations have been moved to our online learning website EMLRC Online

A severely ill or critically injured child is a rarity and therefore they can, at times, present a challenge to EMS particularly when suffering from an illness or injury that is not commonly seen. Pediatric patients requiring emergency care have unique needs, often requiring specialized equipment and training of personnel. It is imperative that all prehospital providers obtain up-to-the-minute education and training to rapidly assess and treat a severely ill or critically injured child. In efforts to increase education and training in this area, the Florida College of Emergency Physicians in conjunction with the Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center created Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look. Originally funded by an educational grant from the Florida Department of Health, FCEP & EMLRC’s Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look reviews topic areas that are not commonly seen by the prehospital provider. Topics reviewed include newborn resuscitation, cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies, and trauma and non-accidental trauma.

Newborn Resuscitation

Topic: Newborn Resuscitation

The first session of FCEP & EMRLC’s Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look program targets the critical components and skills necessary for successful newborn resuscitation. The program will utilize a combination of didactic lectures, hands-on skill stations, and interactive high-fidelity simulation scenarios to introduce participants to the concepts and techniques involved in newborn resuscitations.

 

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Emergencies

Topic: Cardiovascular & Respiratory Emergencies

The second session of FCEP & EMLRC’s Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look program targets the critical components and skills necessary for successful assessment and management of cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies in the pediatric patient. The program will utilize a combination of didactic lectures and interactive high-fidelity simulation scenarios to introduce participants to the concepts and techniques involved in managing the aforementioned emergencies. Lectures will include a review of pediatric airway management; respiratory distress; and cardiac dysrhythmias involving a pediatric patient. The simulation sessions will focus on management of respiratory distress and cardiac dysrhythmias utilizing several high-fidelity simulators. Finally, a question and answer session at the end of the program will provide participants a forum to interact with leading pediatric emergency medicine specialists, and an opportunity to ask questions related to cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies in the pediatric patient.

Trauma and Non-Accidental Trauma

Topic: Trauma and Non-Accidental Trauma

The third and final session of FCEP & EMLRC’s Unfamiliar Pediatrics – A Closer Look program delves into the intricacies of trauma and non-accidental trauma in the pediatric patient with an emphasis on the fact that children aren’t simply small adults. The program will utilize a combination of didactic lectures and interactive high-fidelity simulation scenarios to review the concepts and techniques involved with assessment, recognition, and management of traumatic injuries in children.

Photos from the "Unfamiliar Pediatrics - A Closer Look" series!

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