June 2018
Monthly Newsletter




ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL PEDIATRIC HERO AWARD BREAKFAST ON EMSC DAY
The 7th Annual Pediatric Heroes Awards Breakfast was held May 23, 2018 on National EMSC Day.  Recipients were honored for their contribution and dedication to keeping kids safe in Indiana.   Please congratulate: Angela Bates, Emmy Bowland, Eric Fields, Preston Harness, Michelle Haywood, Keith Jeffries, Sarah Nierman, Linda Hodge-McKinney, Josee Miller, Sonya Sampson, Tim Smith, Terry Stigdon, and St.Vincent Critical Care Transport Team.  
 
To view pictures from the event, please view iEMSC Twitter @IndianaEMSC

PERFORMANCE MEASURE EMSC 06 & 07 ASSESSMENT 
PORTAL CLOSES JUNE 30th.  iEMSC begun surveying Indiana hospital Emergency Departments on April 9th. This assessment should take less than 10 minutes, and the survey is based on written interfacility transfer guidelines and  agreementsQuestions may be directed to iEMSC Program Manager, Margo Knefelkamp, via email margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org

INDIANA PEDIATRIC FACILITY RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Indiana hospital emergency departments may apply to be recognized as  Pediatric Ready  or  Pediatric Advanced .  Interested  hospitals, please contact Program Manager, Margo Knefelkamp via email margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org .  Application packets will be sent to hospitals post official document release.

iEMSC SEEKING EMS AGENCIES WITH PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE COORDINATOR
EMS Agencies who have identified a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Please contact   margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org to participate in 3 focus sessions to discuss; responsibilities of the PECC, barriers to PECC implementation, pediatric-focused quality improvement, developing and implementing pediatric guidelines/protocols, and best practices in conducting pediatric skill assessment.  

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY 
Do you have an educational event in the near future? Please contact iEMSC, to notify of your upcoming pediatric training opportunities.

 
This newsletter focuses on the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) role and will highlight different tools and resources to help support this important position. Please take a moment to view this quarter's newsletter and to forward it along to your colleagues.  If you would like to start receiving this newsletter please email  margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org


PEDIATRIC ADVOCATE CORNER
SPECIAL INTEREST
JUNE is NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
 
The Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Trauma and Injury developed a 2017 Preventing Injuries in Indiana: Resource  Guide, to provide data and information, to assist in the development of injury prevention tools and resources.   This resource guide describes some of the issues related to injury and the strategies to address by providing access, analysis, data, and evidence-based resources.  

Inside you will find statewide direction and focus for child injury prevention efforts:

1. Safe Sleep
2. Child Abuse and Maltreatment
3. Child Passenger Safety
4. Bullying
5. Distracted Driving
6. Suicide Prevention
7. Traumatic Brain Injury
8. Trauma
9. Alcohol and Injury

The Resource Guide may be found here .  

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EDUCATION AND  PEDIATRIC RELATED EVENTS

Upcoming Courses:
  • Indiana School Nurse Emergency Care Course.  Indiana EMSC and the Indiana Department of Education are pleased to announce the Indiana School Nurse Emergency Care course. This course is a hybrid course with an online portion to be completed prior to attending a one-day in-person training.  Online training modules include topics such as:
  • The School Nurse Role in Emergency Care
  • Legal Issues in Nursing
  • Assessment and Triage
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies
  • EENT and Dental Emergencies
  • Emergencies Involving Mental or Behavioral Health
  • School Emergency Response and Crisis Management
In person training TBD.
  • 2018 MESH GRAND ROUND SERIES: What happened in Vegas?  Lessons from the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting. When: June 21st, 2018. 8am-9am.  Continental Breakfast at 7:30am.  Location: Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital.  Presented by: Todd S. Nicolson, MA Senior Public Health Preparedness Planner.  For more information and to register please visit MESH Coalition.  
  • Save the Date. Trauma Conference: 2018 William J. Millikan Vital Signs Conference.  Presented by St.Vincent Evansville Trauma Services and St.Vincent StatFlight.  When: August 23 and 24th Location: Double Tree by Hilton Evansville, IN.  2 day conference targeting pre-hospital through rehabilitation. 
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Scholarship Program: The Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Scholarship Program, sponsored through the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention, is dedicated to preventing injuries and trauma throughout Indiana. Through the Maternal Child and Health Services (TITLE 5) grant, recipients can be reimbursed up to $250 for participating in a training course to become a CPST. The CPST Scholarship Program funds must be used towards any fees related to the training class, including: the cost of the class; travel; lodging; parking services; or any equipment needed in order to attend the class. For more information about this program, please contact Paravdeep Nijjar, Injury Prevention Program Coordinator for ISDH. Click here for more information.
  • FREE TRAINING - The Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health Online Pediatrics in Disasters Course
    Although a quarter of the world's population is under the age of five, 50 percent of the victims of man-made and natural disasters are children. Children are vulnerable in disasters for physiological, psychological and developmental reasons. Too often medical staff is ill-prepared for pediatric triage and emergency stabilization in terms of knowledge and experience, as well as equipment and supplies. The Pediatrics in Disaster training program trains health care providers to prioritize life-saving care for children in disasters. Because of the vulnerability of children and adolescents, pediatricians and other health professionals must ensure that local, regional and national disaster preparedness planning meets the specific needs of children and adolescents.  Click here to register.
Contact Information:

Program Director:
Elizabeth Weinstein, M.D.

Program Manager:
Margo Knefelkamp, M.B.A.

3930 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org
(317) 630-7742