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2020: Pediatric Emergency Preparedness Seminar Series

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Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Webinar Series



ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COST: There is no fee for the seminar series.  Regional Training Center (RTC) Grant funds are available to cover the cost of CME for appropriate Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC) attendees that work in the Western, Central New York, Capital District and Metropolitan Area Regions of NYS (excluding NYC).
We ask that you only request CME if your NYS Licensed Profession or NYS BEMS requires continuing medical education for license/certification renewal. This may include physicians, mid-level providers, EMTs and paramedics.

QUESTIONS: please contact the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center



The 2020 Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Webinar Series: WRHEPC Pediatric Emergency Preparedness Seminar will provide a broad overview of potential care needs for the pediatric patient involved in an emergency/disaster situation. The webinar series will include information for medical, trauma and crisis response specific to the most vulnerable population in any emergency event, children.


This virtual Pediatric Emergency Preparedness Seminar consists of 6 live webinar sessions. Attendees can select to attend one or multiple sessions.
All sessions will be from 9:00am - 10:00am

Session 1: September 15, 2020
Session 2: September 29, 2020
Session 3: October 13, 2020
Session 4: October 27, 2020
Session 5: November 10, 2020
Session 6: November 24, 2020


  • Develop improved healthcare outcomes of our pediatric population by increasing quality of care through pediatric focused education for our community healthcare partners
  • Identify sentinel injuries and early recognition of child abuse
  • Apply the knowledge gained in airway management during pediatric respiratory emergencies, initial burn treatment, sepsis and mental health


This virtual seminar series is targeted to a broad cross section of Hospital, Diagnostic and Treatment Center professionals, First Responders, Public Health and Emergency Managers that may be involved in any emergency situation requiring emergency response, medical care and short or long term clinical support of children

*topics and speakers subject to change*

                   SESSION 1: September 15, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care Settings - David Kaye, MD

                   - Describe an organized approach to the assessment of the suicidal adolescent
                   - Understand a method to triage suicide risk
                   - Identify ways in which your practice setting can support caring for depressed teens

                   SESSION 2: September 29, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   Burn Treatment - Kathryn Bass, MD
                   - Understand the nomenclature around describing burns
                   - Understand the expected rate of wound healing in various depth burns
                   - Understand the options for wound closure and their specific outcomes

                   SESSION 3: October 13, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   Sentinel Injuries When the Minor is a Major - Jacqueline Collard, PNP
                  - Identify sentinel injuries
                  - Be familiar with what a work up for abuse may consist of
                  - Identify team members in the response to child abuse

                   SESSION 4: October 27, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   Pediatric Emergency Airway Management - Bree Kramer, DO

                   - Prepare emergency medicine clinicians for management of pediatric intubations
                   - Describe common pitfalls when endotracheally intubating children
                   - Avoid and recognize potential airway failure and catastrophic consequences

                   SESSION 5: November 10, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   Pediatric Shock: How to Tell if its Sepsis or Trauma - Amanda Hassinger, MD
                   - Describe the subtle features of a child in shock
                   - Determine the difference between shock from trauma and septic shock
                   - Discuss latest epidemiologic and outcomes data on pediatric septic shock versus trauma

                   SESSION 6: November 24, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00pm
                   Pediatric Trauma and Medical Codes - Tiffany Fabiano, MS, CPNP

                   - Understand the assessment protocol for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) & Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


Webinar details will be available on the Eventbrite Online Event Page (registration platform). Attendees will receive a link to the online event page once registration is completed.

Presentation handouts will be posted as they are received. The password needed to access the presentations will be provided to registrants one week prior to session.


Kathryn Bass, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Surgery, SUNY at Buffalo
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Jacqueline Collard, RN, MSN, MS, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara

Tiffany Fabiano, MS, CPNP
Pediatric Trauma Program Manager and Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Amanda Hassinger, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Stop Septic Shock Initiative
University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

David Kaye, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Bree Kramer, DO
Clinical Associate Professor
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Tiffany Fabiano, MS, CPNP
Pediatric Trauma Program Manager and Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Anne D’Angelo, MS, RN
Program Director, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center and Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair
University of Rochester Medical Center

Eileen Spezio
Senior Administrative Assistant, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
University of Rochester Medical Center


This seminar series has been partially funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the 2019-2020 New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness awarded to the University of Rochester Medical Center - Finger Lakes Regional Training Center.


Only If You are Claiming CME Credits:

CME Guide - instructions for claiming credit and printing CME certificate