Volume 2 | February 2020
Your monthly news & updates
February Observances:
February 2-8  Burn Awareness Week
February 4 World Cancer Day
February 7 National Wear Red Day
February 7-11 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
February 9-15 Health Care HR Week
February 14 National Donor Day
February 23-29 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Heart Month
Kids ENT Health Month
Children's Dental Health Awareness Month
Tip of the Month

This month, we are focusing on Dental and Oral Trauma. Emergency departments are often relied upon to evaluate and treat simple and complex dental and oral injuries especially after office hours.
CTEMSC Team Update

I would like to introduce Michael Goldman. Michael is an attending at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, has been actively involved in CTEMSC, as well as serving as a Co-Lead Trainer on the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative. I have asked Michael to serve as the EMSC Hospital Based Care Co-Medical Director; and am happy to announce that he is very interested and excited about this opportunity.

I have been asked to serve in a national leadership role with EIIC.  While the position would not start until July 1, I would like to have some overlap with Michael during this transition period. It is my intention to continue to serve as a core team member although not in an official capacity.

- Marc Auerbach, MD
Upcoming Events
February 6th 7-8pm
EMS ECHO Session
Zoom Conferencing
If interested in joining us for the session, please contact Victoria

February 8th 10am-5pm
February 9th 10am-4pm
Connecticut Kids Fair
CT Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford
Tickets available at the door, cash only

February 11th 6:30-9:30pm
Community Narcan Training
Trumbull EMS, 250 Middlebrooks Avenue
Training to prevent the potentially fatal effects of an opioid overdose. If you would like to register, click on the link

February 13th 1-2pm
PEM ECHO Session
Zoom Conferencing
If interested in joining us for the session, please contact Dr. Tiyyagura
February 18th
CCMC Evening Lecture Series
Topic: Suicide & Cutting
If interested in joining for the session, please contact the CME office

February 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Prehospital Trauma Management
Trumbull EMS, 250 Middlebrooks Avenue
Speaker: Shea C. Gregg, MD FACS: Chair, CT State Trauma Committee Chief, Section of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care
Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital

Intended Audience: ALS & BLS First Responders
Cost: Free
Registration: Call 203-452-5146 (preregistration is encouraged, walk ins are welcome)

New England EMS Forum
March 9, 2020
Westin in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $40 including food and CME/CEU/OEMS
Targeted content will meet the needs:
  • ED nursing, physician leadership/educators
  • EMS leadership/educators
  • EMS/ED Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators/Pediatric Champions
  • Pediatric providers with a passion/interest in improving pediatric readiness can register
Pediatric Readiness Surveys
New Policy and Technical Report from AAP...Hot off the Press!
~ Pediatric Disaster Readiness starts with Day to Day Readiness ~
EMS Agencies
January-March 2020
Emergency Departments
June-September 2020
W atch your email today for our 2020 Pediatric EMS Survey!! Please participate and help us continue our programming!!!
Schedule a PEPP course at your agency

Taking a Pediatric Education for the Prehospital Professional course is a great way to stay current on pediatric cares and skills and can also be applied to the new NREMT credit requirements in CT. The course is available in both BLS and ALS formats. 
Modules can be completed on line or in class, with both levels requiring a 4 hour in person session. Contact Victoria for further information.
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