Educational Symposiums

Pediatric Symposium April 26, 2017


No charge for participation; Registration is required for food preparation, class room seating and handouts. The first 100 people to register online will get a gift.

Please register on line by April 19 at the first 100 people to register online will receive a gift.

For questions; Email or Call: Cindy Hancock, Event Coordinator

FOR EMS Approved for 6 hours EMS Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education
Primary Children’s Hospital is providing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for physicians for Dr. Karen Hansen’s
lecture only


Zach Lyman Flight Paramedic Classic AirMedical

“Poisoning and Ingestions”
A look at the ever-present risk for pediatric poisoning and ingestion. We will begin by discussing the epidemiology of pediatric poisoning and their prevalence in modern society.  Then we will introduce the toxidromes.  Finally, we will use case studies to introduce each toxidrome and the treatment associated with it.  This will give the participants a method for treating the toxic pediatric patient 

Learning Objective: 
•    Understanding the issue of Pediatric Ingestions
•    Become Familiar with toxidromes
•    Use Case studies to become proficient at using toxidromes to treat patients

Laurie Merrick RN, BSN, CCRN, Primary Children’s/Pediatric LifeFlight Nurse

“Sepsis and Shock Protocols”

Learning Objective: 
•    Participant will be able to identify signs and symptoms of septic shock in the pediatric population.  
•    Participant will identify interventions necessary for treatment of septic shock in the pediatric population.

11:00- 11:10 Snack Break Lifeflight

Karen Hansen, MD
“The Sentinel Injuries of Child Abuse- Are We Missing Them?”

This presentation will discuss the basic principles of recognizing sentinel injuries, describe the relationships between sentinel injuries and future child abuse and understand the suggested work-up and management of sentinel injuries.

Learning Objectives:
•    Discuss the definition and scope of sentinel injuries in children
•    Review the relationship of sentinel injuries to child abuse
•    Make a plan to address sentinel injuries in your office setting

12:10-12:50 Lunch Classic AirMedical

12:50- 1:50 
Penni Hicks PhD,RD,LD, Medical Science Liaison, Abbott Nutrition

“Understanding Neonatal Abstinence     Syndrome”
(NAS) is a result of the sudden discontinuation of fetal exposure to substances that were used or abused by the mother during pregnancy
Learning Objectives:
•    Describe the pathophysiology of neonatal abstinence syndrome
•    Describe treatment options for neonatal abstinence syndrome
•    Identify feeding challenges and approaches for addressing these challenges
•    Identify where to obtain the most current data on an individual medication and its effects on lactation

1:50-2:00  Snack Break U of U AirMed

Amanda Lawrence RN BSN CCRN CFRN, Adult/Peds AirMed Flight Nurse 

“Respiratory Emergencies” Involving Primary Children's Hospital Asthma Scoring System”

Focus will be on the pediatric patient with airway pathology. Covering asthma/reactive airway disease, bronchiolitis, croup, whooping cough, epiglottitis, and patients with physical upper airway obstructions

Learning Objective: 
•    Signs and symptoms
•    Treatment options
•    When to transfer
•    Importance of team approach 

3:00- 4:00 
Penni Hicks PhD,RD,LD, Medical Science Liaison, Abbott Nutrition
“Nourishing Infants at Risk: Late Preterm Infants”

Learning Objectives: 
•    Define the late preterm infant
•    Describe why a late preterm infant is considered at risk
•    Describe the rationale for the potential nutrient needs of the late preterm infant
•    Identify tools needed to develop a protocol for the nutrition care of the late preterm infant