May 2018
Monthly Newsletter




ANNOUNCEMENTS

PERFORMANCE MEASURE EMSC 06 & 07 ASSESSMENT UNDERWAY
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.

7th ANNUAL PEDIATRIC HERO AWARD BREAKFAST
Please join us in celebrating the amazing work that fellow Hoosiers do to enhance and save the lives of children throughout Indiana.  Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018.  Time: 9:00 am Breakfast, 9:15 Welcome, and 9:30 Program begins.  Location:  Indiana Region of the American Red Cross Training Room, 1510 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202.  Keynote Speaker: Terry Stigdon, Director-Indiana Department of Child Services.  RSVP via email to Program Manager, Margo Knefelkamp margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org

EMS AGENCY PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE COORDINATOR
iEMSC is seeking EMS Agencies who have identified a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator 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.  Please contact    margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org



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
NATIONAL EMS WEEK 2018 is MAY 20-26th.  EMS FOR CHILDREN DAY IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd.

National EMS Week is an annual celebration honoring the dedication and commitment of EMS providers.  Wednesday of EMS Week, May 23rd, is EMSC Day. The purpose of the annual EMSC Day celebration is to raise awareness about the need to improve and expand specialized care for children in the prehospital and acute care settings.  

iEMSC would like to take this opportunity to thank all Emergency Medial Services Providers.  iEMSC knows you work hard and provide extraordinary care to ill or injured children throughout Indiana.  iEMSC continues to support the work you do and continues to be a pediatric resource for you along the way.  

For more information about EMS Week, watch for updates to  ACEP's EMS Week web page
SPECIAL INTEREST
MAY is MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
 
Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which may cause distress and problems getting through the day.  

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. children are diagnosed with a mental disorder.   Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.  

If you have concerns about a child, you can use the treatment locator mentalhealth.gov to find information about services and resources in your community.  

Information Provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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 Preston Harness, 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