Wednesday November 13th AM
In this didactic presentation, we will learn how to approach children of all ages in a way that fosters trust and facilitates evaluation of any medical needs.
In this didactic presentation, we will learn basic pathophysiology of common pediatric respiratory illnesses that result in respiratory distress. We will also learn to apply the pediatric assessment triangle for quick evaluation as well as more comprehensive clinical evaluation methods. We will learn diagnosis driven emergency management using case-based scenarios.
Pediatric Airway Lab
During this hands-on skills session, we will learn the unique features of the pediatric airway and learn basic airway management, supraglottic airway device insertion, endotracheal intubation, use of video laryngoscopy and difficult airway management.
Wednesday November 13th PM
Special Needs Pediatric Patients
In this didactic session, we will learn how to provide effective and safe emergency medical care for children with special health care needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder and children who are dependent on technology. We will also learn how caregivers and parents can be of a resource for pre-hospital care, and we will discuss safe transport methods.
Pediatric Trauma Hot Topics
This session will provide a current overview of relevant trauma-related literature, as it pertains to pre-hospital care for injured children. With injury being the leading cause of death in children, this topic is of utmost importance for all prehospital providers.
Pediatric Procedural Skills Lab
During this hands-on skills session, we will learn about and practice intraosseous needle placement, intramuscular epinephrine administration, effective CPR, quality bag vale mask ventilation and safe transport of pediatric patients