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Emergency Preparedness: Education and Training for Treating the Pediatric Population

Slide Presentation by Michael Shannon, M.D., M.P.H.


On January 11, 2006,  Dr. Shannon made a presentation in a Web Conference entitled Emergency Preparedness: Education and Training for Treating the Pediatric Population. This is the text version of Dr. Shannon's slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (546 KB).


Slide 1

Emergency Preparedness: Education and Training for Treating the Pediatric Population

Michael Shannon, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
The Center for Bio-preparedness
Professor and Chair
Division of Emergency Medicine
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Slide 2

Unmet Needs in Pediatric Emergency Preparedness

  • Comprehensive, school-based emergency preparedness protocols.
  • Pediatric protocols in every hospital.
  • Pediatric surge capacity plans.
  • Education and training on unique issues.
  • Community involvement.
  • Identification and reunification of children and parents.

Slide 3

Key Issues in Education and Training

  • Many first responders remain inadequately trained in pediatric aspects of disaster response.
  • Training programs are failing to provide specific pediatric training.
  • There has been little development of DVDs slash videos as training tools.

Slide 4

Decontamination of Children: Preparedness and Response for Hospital Emergency Departments

  • Video provides step-by-step demonstration of decontamination process in real time.
  • Training tool for emergency responders and hospital emergency department staff.

Slide 5

Video-based Training Topics

  • Responding to mental health needs of children after disaster.
  • Development of comprehensive, school-based disaster plan.
  • Specific to children:
    • Management of mass casualty incidents.
    • Management of bioterrorism and other infectious emergencies.
    • Management of radiologic emergencies.

Slide 6

Identification and Reunification of Children After a Mass Casualty Incident

  • Requires means of rapidly collecting information on arriving casualties; e.g., digital photos.
  • Photo indexing.
  • Site where arriving parents can review photos.
  • System for presenting select photos.

Current as of August 2006


Internet Citation:

Emergency Preparedness: Education and Training for Treating the Pediatric Population. Text version of a slide presentation at a Web conference. August 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/btpediatric/shannontxt.htm


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