Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference: Disaster Preparedness: Facing the Unthinkable
Pediatric disaster preparedness education is crucial to help ensure the rapid triage and emergency management of children as patients in a natural, manmade, or terrorist-initiated disaster. Pediatricians have a unique responsibility to facilitate continuous improvement in pediatric disaster preparedness. There are many nuances that exist around children and disasters that make the acute response dramatically different from adults. Join us as Dr. Joan E. Shook speaks on lessons learned about disaster preparedness and response from disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Harvey and the 2009 influenza pandemics. Dr. Shook will help attendees identify potential risks to pediatric patients following a disaster and present an organized approach to disaster preparedness using the Department of Homeland Security response framework.
Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, ARNPs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and related members of the hospital care team.
- Identify and plan for potential risks to pediatric patients following a disaster.
- Organize an approach to disaster preparedness using the Department of Homeland Security response framework.
- Engage an organization in disaster preparedness.
- Advocate for disaster drills in the pediatric emergency department, children’s hospital and other work environments.
Joan E. Shook M.D., MBA
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Safety Officer
Texas Children’s Hospital
Joan E. Shook M.D., MBA, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-477472, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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