PEDIATRIC SYMPOSIUM

October 23, 2024

Delve into crucial topics, share insights, and network with fellow professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise in pediatric care!

Registration Fee: $100

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About this event

Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care

Join us for an exclusive Pediatric Symposium, a prelude to the much-anticipated EMS & FIRE PRO Expo! This dedicated event is tailored to address the unique challenges and advancements in pediatric emergency care, ensuring that first responders are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques to provide the best care possible for pediatric patients.

What to expect

Expert Speakers:

Learn from renowned experts in pediatric emergency medicine who will share their insights, experiences, and best practices in caring for pediatric patients.

Interactive Workshops:

Engage in hands-on workshops designed to enhance your skills and confidence in managing pediatric emergencies, including pediatric airway management, trauma assessment, and more.

Cutting-Edge Research:

Stay abreast of the latest research and advancements in pediatric emergency care, with presentations on topics such as pediatric resuscitation, sepsis management, and critical care interventions.

Networking Opportunities:

Connect with fellow EMS professionals, pediatricians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who share a passion for pediatric emergency care. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and build valuable connections that can last a lifetime.

Continuing Education Credits:

Earn valuable continuing education credits for attending symposium sessions, ensuring that you stay current and compliant with certification requirements.

Why Attend:

Pediatric emergencies present unique challenges that require specialized knowledge and skills. By attending the Pediatric Symposium, you’ll gain invaluable insights and practical skills that can make a real difference in the lives of pediatric patients. Whether you’re a seasoned pediatric emergency provider or new to pediatric care, this symposium offers something for everyone.

Featured Sessions

No Small Problems: Are You Ready to Provide Pediatric Care?

Children have unique needs which require specialized care, especially during an emergency. Nationally, pediatric calls account for approximately 10% of all prehospital calls. Given the low frequency of pediatric call volume, EMS providers report decreased confidence and familiarity in providing age-appropriate care to pediatric patients…

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Megan Petrucelli

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

EMS SimBox: Bringing High Quality Pediatric Simulation to Every EMS Agency

Although calls for critically ill and injured pediatric patients are rare, the care these patients receive by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is critical to their outcomes. Currently, there is variation in the pediatric training and continued medical education requirements for prehospital providers…

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Sofia Athanasopoulou

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

The A,B,C’s: The Building Blocks of Advanced Pediatric Resuscitation

This lecture will discuss the evidence based advanced resuscitation techniques as they relate to the care of critically ill pediatric patients. While focused on the advanced techniques, it would be cavalier to not mention some of the basic techniques, as many of the advanced techniques are based on excellent basic resuscitation skills…

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Zoe Casey

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Pediatric Toxicological Emergencies

Toxicological emergencies are a common pediatric ailment that cause significant morbidity and mortality each year. This topic is more relevant than ever as pediatric mental health emergencies have surged post pandemic resulting in an increased number of intentional ingestions as well as legislative…

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Daniel Malley & Peter Devekos

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest in the Prehospital Setting; How We Can Finally Move the Needle and Improve Outcomes

Advances in prehospital care have led to marked improvement in outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) for adults. However, outcomes for children have failed to improve. In this presentation, we review the current state of Pediatric OHCA (p-OHCA) management and outcomes…

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Matthew Harris

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Pre-Hospital Pediatric Trauma – A Zen Approach

The objective of this presentation is to give the pre-hospital provider some pediatric specific knowledge and tools to enable them to provide appropriate and definitive care. The approach of the presentation is to build on the knowledge and skills they already have and build their confidence in delivering care to the pediatric trauma patient…

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Lola Whalen

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Enhancing Preparedness of Prehospital Providers in Pediatric Mass Casualty and Disaster Response: Utilizing Low-Fidelity Simulation for Effective Care Delivery

Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents pose unique challenges for prehospital providers, especially regarding pediatric patient care. A systematic and well-coordinated approach is required to mitigate the chaos and complexity of these situations…

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Carla Pruden & Jennifer A. Tabak

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Registration

Don’t Miss Out:

Space is limited, so secure your spot today! Register now to reserve your place at this essential event in pediatric emergency care. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and make a positive impact in pediatric emergency medicine.

Pediatric speakers

Megan Petrucelli

Sofia Athanasopoulou

Zoe Casey

Daniel Malley

Peter Davekos

Rich Grady

Matthew Harris

Lola Whalen

Carla Pruden

Jennifer A. Tabak

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