National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: December 2–5, 2019
Location: Houston, TX
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference highlights best practices of health care coalitions from across the United States. The conference provides an opportunity to network with peers, share ideas, and learn from others' experiences in building and sustaining effective health care coalitions. General registration for the conference is available. Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP, will also present a plenary session on "day-to-day pediatric readiness" on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 8:00 am CT. A Pediatric Annex Workshop will be taking place on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 8:30 am–11:00 am. The AAP will also convene the following session at the conference:
Title: PEDs Ready: Launching a Regional System of Care for Children
Faculty: Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP; Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 11:30 am–12:45 pm
Description: A pediatric system of care is vital to allowing an increasingly mobile society to provide quality care for patients and foster confidence for health care providers within a network that can offer effective/quality care for children. Studies have shown that emergency departments with a Pediatric Champion program have staff who are better prepared to address the unique needs of children, due to training, appropriate equipment, and guidelines. Presenters will describe how to determine baseline pediatric capability and capacity, define training components, and identify steps to create an effective Pediatric Champion program, using a model that can be adapted for any state.
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Columbia Regional Learning Center
The Columbia Regional Learning Center (CRLC) provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems. All of the CRLC's certificate courses are developed based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities. See the complete List of Courses.