L110923 Midwest EMSC Virtual Pediatric Champions Symposium - ED

November 9, 2023

Midwest EMSC is hosting the second annual Pediatric Champion/PECC Symposium. This session is focused on ED and Hospital Pediatric Champions/PECCs. 

Target Audience

Physicians and Nurses working with pediatric patients in an emergency department. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss up-to-date evidence based pediatric emergency education 
  • Provide strategies on effective pediatric emergency care 
  • Outline pediatric resources available 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 ANCC
  • 4.00 Attendance
    • 4.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/09/2023 - 4:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/09/2023 - 8:30pm CST

4:00 – 4:05 pm – Welcome and overview of Midwest EMSC 

4:05 – 5:05 pm – Anticipating the Unthinkable - Pediatric Disaster Readiness: Carly Posey 

1. Explain communication in crisis.
2. Improve ability to communicate in a crisis
3. Explore strategies for recovery and discuss a recovery plan.
4. Describe reunification steps and strategies.
5. Identify importance of building relationships.

5:05 – 5:10 pm – Transition and intro to next speaker 

5:10 – 6:10 pm – Mental and Behavioral Health Presentations in the ED – What to Do: Dr. Moh Saidinejad

1. Review the changing epidemiology of pediatric mental and behavioral health emergencies. 
2. Discuss the increasing challenges facing the ED in screening and assessing pediatric mental and behavioral health.
3. Share resources and strategies developed by the EMS for Children

6:10 – 6:15 pm – Transition and intro to next speaker 

6:15 – 7:15 pm – Pediatric Poisoning: Kirk Hughe

1. Identify current Minnesota legal parameters of THC products
2. List clinical effects seen anecdotally from pediatric exposures to cannabis products
3. Compare and contrast kinetics of cannabis products by route used (i.e. oral vs inhaled)

7:15 – 7:20 pm – Transition and intro to next speaker 

7:20 – 8:20 pm – Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Dr. Anne Runkle

1. Differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure using the pediatric assessment triangle.
2. Discuss best practices for pediatric respiratory interventions including suctioning, administering nebulized medications, and delivering oxygen via high-flow nasal cannula
3. Discuss best practices for stabilizing the critically ill pediatric patient in respiratory failure prior to transfer.
4. Locate publicly available ED pathways for common respiratory illnesses including bronchiolitis, croup, and pneumonia.

8:20 – 8:30 pm – Q&A for all speakers and brief wrap up 



Moh Saidinejad, MD, MS, MBA
Carly Posey
Kirk Hughes, RN, EMT, CSPI
Anne Runkle, MD, ATLS, NRP, ACLS, BS


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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Children’s Minnesota. 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 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 4 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 4 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

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