Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Archives

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​​Title: Zika Virus, Still a Threat - Updates and Implementation
Date: December 2017
Speakers: Tolulope Adebanjo, MD, MPH, FAAP; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP; V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP; Rebecca Leeb, PhD
Description: Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious fetal brain anomalies and microcephaly. The research in this area is still evolving as babies exposed to congenital Zika virus are born. Experts are seeing a wide range of severity of issues, and are using different methods to treat these infants. During this webinar, participants learned more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), “Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection - United States, October 2017”. This guidance provides updated information for pediatric clinicians on the evaluation and follow-up care for three categories of infants with possible maternal Zika virus exposure during pregnancy.

​​Title: Are You Ready? The CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule, Exercises and Drills
Date: October 2017
Speakers: Rachel Charney, MD, FAAP; Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP; Lisa Marunycz, RN, BSN, MBA
Description: In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers regulation went into effect. Participating facilities are required to demonstrate compliance with the rule by November 2017. The purpose of the rule is to establish requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. The regulation outlines four core elements of risk assessment and emergency planning, communication planning, establishment of policies and procedures, and training and testing. The expert speakers described the key elements of the new regulation and shared examples of activities that children’s hospitals can undertake to address the exercise requirements of this rule.

​​Title: Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing
Date: September 2017
Speakers: Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP; Lisa Hunter, PhD; Mariana Leal, MD, PhD; Lilian Muniz, MD; Marcia Tartarella, MD, PhD, FAAP
Description: Babies born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) can have other findings beyond microcephaly. During this webinar, participants learned more about the vision and hearing findings seen in infants with CZVS, new research in this area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for evaluation and treatment, and about long term care strategies. A critical issue that was highlighted was recommended screening and follow-up for asymptomatic infants.

​​Title: Who’s on First? Handoff Strategies in the Children’s Hospital
Date: June 2017
Speakers: Toni Gross, MD, MPH, FAAP; Jennifer Jewell, MD, FAAP; Paul Mullan, MD, MPH, FAAP; Dana Ramirez, MD, FAAP
Description: During this webinar, pediatrician experts from the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine and Committee on Hospital Care presented on the AAP clinical report "Standardization of Inpatient Handoff Communications", a new policy statement, "Handoffs: Transitions of Care for Children in the Emergency Department", and two new tools: the ‘Handoff Evaluation Tool’ and the ‘Briefing Checklist Tool’. See answers to questions from the audience

​​Title: Emergency Preparedness in the NICU
Date: May 2017
Speakers: Rear Admiral Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP; Douglas Carbine, MD, FAAP; Steven E. Krug, MD, FAAP
Description: This webinar discussed key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and presented case studies and best practices that can assist with the development of a preparedness plan. See answers to questions from the audience.

Title: Zika Virus, the Evolving Story: What You Need to Know
Date: April 2017
Speakers: Margaret (Peggy) Honein, PhD, MPH; Mark Hudak, MD, FAAP; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP; V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP
Description: This webinar focused on new information coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) April 4th Vital Signs. The webinar shared findings from that report, as well as how pediatricians working in the hospital and the general practice setting can make a difference in the Zika response.


Title: Vacation Dream or Disaster: Ten Tips for a Great Family Escape
Date: March 2017
Speakers: Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Description: This parent-focused webinar provided tips for parents and caregivers planning spring break or summer travel to areas where there is a high risk for Zika virus infection.


Title: Say What? The Ins and Outs of Communicating in a Disaster
Date: February 2017
Speakers: Bridget M. Berg, MPH, FACHE; Aaron Gardner, MD, MS, FAAP
Description: This webinar described lessons learned and best practices for internal and external communications among children's hospitals and external partners in an emergency situation.


Title: Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome
Date: January 2017
Speakers: Amy J. Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP; V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP; Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Description: This webinar provided an overview of the neurodevelopmental manifestations of congenital Zika virus syndrome. Experts described how to monitor symptomatic and asymptomatic infants, including how to collaborate with specialists to ensure a continuum of care. See answers to questions from the audience.

Title: Caring for Children with Congenital Zika Virus: Building Community Support
Date: November 2016
Speakers: Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS; Eric Dziuban, MD, DTM, CPH, FAAP; Margaret Fisher, MD, FAAP; Adre du Plessis, MBChB
Description: This webinar provided information on how the Children's National Health System Congenital Zika Program addressed care coordination for children with Zika virus.

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