November 2017
Monthly Newsletter



ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDIANA SCHOOL NURSE EMERGENCY CARE COURSE
In person training was held November 2, 2017,38 Indiana School nurses attended the one day in-person training post completing the online portion of the course.  Online training modules included topics: T he 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.

iEMSC and the Indiana Department of Education are pleased to host the Indiana School Nurse Emergency Care course and continue to offer the in person training twice a year.   This course is a hy brid course with an online portion to be completed prior to attending a one-day in-person training.
 
To view a short video, click here

DO YOU KNOW YOUR PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE COORDINATOR?
These individuals can be a physician or a nurse who focus on ensuring children are effectively cared for in the emergency department.  If you wish to become involved or have additional questions, please contact   margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org

2018 EMSC HEREO AWARD ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!
You may nominate someone that goes above and beyond for children,  or has done something extraordinary for a child.  iEMSC is accepting nominations all year long for the amazing work that happens on behalf  of children all over the State of Indiana. You can nominate your healthcare hero by completing  this   nomination form   and then emailing it to  margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org

PEDIATRIC READINESS ASSESSMENT 
To complete the assessment, this should be done in coordination with your ED Nurse
 Manager or ED Director, go to www.pedsready.org, select your state, county, and 
hospital's name.  All hospitals with an emergency department that is open 24/7 
may complete the assessment. 

KIDDIE FIRE EXTINGUISHER RECALL
Check your fire extinguisher, it may have been recalled.  The recall includes 134 models and 
some date back to 1973.  Kiddie is offering free replacements.  For more information and to 
determine if your extinguisher is on the  recall list, click here.


October 2017 Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Newsletter

Do you have content or a specific question to ask?  This newsletter focuses on the pediatric emergency care coordinator 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
PEDIATRIC DISASTER TRIAGE: DOING THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PATIENTS IN THE LEAST TIME
On Sunday November 6th, four tornados had been confirmed in Indiana according to the National Weather Service.  Indiana weather is unpredictable and this course will assist providers with surge, during a disaster.

This free disaster triage course offered by the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center  will discuss how to recognize a disaster, the rationale for pediatric disaster triage, and common triage strategies applicable to disaster response. Application of the information through the use of several case studies and embedded quizzes will illustrate the concepts discussed in the training.

Information provided by: EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center 
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACKING YOUR DIGITAL "GO BAG"

The Disaster Information Management Research Center has developed several disaster and emergency apps to assist providers.  

To learn more about the apps for your smart phone, please view the 2-page information sheet 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 to be held Spring 2018.
  • National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference.  November 28-30th, 2017.  Location: Sheraton Dan Diego Hotel & Marina. 1380 Harbor Island Dr. San Diego, California 92101. For more information and to register, click here.
  • MESH 2017 Grand Rounds Series.  Syria-Sarin and Other Substances: How Prepared Are We?  Speaker: John S. Urbanetti, MD. National/international expert on medical implications of & response to nerve agents, chemicals, other weapons of mass destruction. Tuesday December 5, 2017.  7:30 am Free Continental Breakfast.  Presentation 8-9am.  Location: Eskenazi Health Center-Pecar, 6940 N. Michigan Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46208. To register, click here.  
  • 5th Annual EMS Medical Directors' Conference. Friday April 27, 2018, 8am-5pm.  Ritz Charles 12156 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032.  For more information contact indianatrauma@isdh.in.gov
  • 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 are 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