L042523 HECC Virtual Pediatric Symposium - What About the Kids? Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

April 25, 2023

Disasters Will Happen, and Children WILL be involved.   

Are you ready to care for them? 

Expert advice on planning for kids and families. 

Target Audience

Pre-Hospital and Hospital-based Providers including Physicians, Nurses, EMS Providers, Law Enforcement, and Social Workers

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss special considerations for CYSHCN in a disaster
  • Outline various presentations of CYSHCN and specific requirements for care, housing and family support
  • Identify steps to prepare to care for CYSHCN for the next natural disaster
  • Improve participants knowledge and understanding when interacting with CYSHCN in a disaster
  • Communicate with CYSHCN families in a disaster
  • Review the emergency information form (EIF)
  • Identify the differences between adult and pediatric mass casualty considerations
  • Discuss strategies for partnering with school districts, local emergency management, public safety and health, clinics and hospital
  • Review reunification techniques for children and families
  • Outline necessary supplies and personnel needed in various disasters
  • Verbalize where and what is included in local disaster plans including triage
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 Attendance
    • 2.50 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2023 - 6:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/25/2023 - 9:00pm CDT

6:30 –6:35 p.m. Introduction, EMSC and the HECC Partnership

6:35–7:35 p.m. Objectives 1 - 4

7:35 –8:05 p.m. Objectives 5 - 6

8:05 –9:05 p.m. Objectives 7 –11 with panel discussion

9:05–9:15 p.m. Q&A session with experts

PRESENTERSValerie Jarrett,BS; Jim Pearson, Jon Siedschlaw, Harold Timmerman, Matt Van Voorhis, and Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN


It is our intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.                                                                                                               

Planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing selling re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Children’s Minnesota and Heartland EMS for Children Coalition (HECC). Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 2.5 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of accredited educational activities.

This program offers 2.5 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 Attendance
    • 2.50 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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