The Pediatrics Committee
The Pediatrics Committee meets at 9:00 to 10:15 at State Council. Everyone is invited to attend. If you are not able to attend, but would like to submit a topic for discussion or share information, please E-mail it to Trez Gutierrez
Committee Report to State Council
Summary of August meeting: Discussion of the updated National ENA website and ease, or lack of ease of use. Some people enjoy it, some do not. Generally, more clicks to get to areas looking for. Not easy to find courses for people not familiar with the site. Discussion through ENA Connect regarding recommendations for upgrade during revision. There is recommendation to move more lecture time to online modules. However, if there are more online modules, there needs to be a way to verify that the student has completed it. Also a request to make ENPC and TNCC match. There are many pediatric relevant educational opportunities: November 9, 2017 EMSC conference in Sacramento; September 18, 2018 3 day FEMA pediatric course at Loma Linda; August 17, 2017 Day of pediatrics Children’s Hospital Orange County; September 8, 2017 Child Abuse education at Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, and at National ENA there is a poster presentation from Sutter Sacramento regarding their change of their waiting room to a “Pediatric Playroom” for their pediatric emergency department.
Minutes from March 9, 2017, Approved. No President Report, No Course Ops, update Unfinished Business: ENPC IC Sponsored April 21 was completed by Jan Fredrickson with 10 New IC. Round Table Discussion regarding increasing ENPC courses throughout the State. More Courses are full, which is great. More instructor courses are increasing course options in areas struggling to meet demand of students. Next Meeting: No Pediatric Committee due to Chair unable to attend. Will resume Peds meeting in November.
November Meeting Minutes ~ Approved ENPC Revision Update ~Course Ops developing new ENPC Manual ~ENPC Course with 5th Edition will decrease lecture time and increase more interactive stations ~New Study Material for students will be available through website ~Will create a one day ENPC renewal course ~Anticipated release date second quarter.
2018 Conflict of Interest form must be completed by all ENPC instructors and Faculty Instructor Pathway must be completed by all Faculty and encouraged for all Instructors Leadership development course.
~ Feb 17-19 2017 Las Vegas, registration available on web site.
ENPC sponsored courses 2017 ~Instructor course sponsored by Northridge hospital will be in Feb 2017.
After the call to order and approval of the minutes from the August meeting, Trez Gutierrez gave her president report. ENPC instructor path webinar is available for free until November 30th of 20216, then will be offered at a cost. ENPC discussion of revision, but the revision is still not happening at this time. Pediatric Committee sponsored ENPC classes: Bakersfield area had in in April that had 12 attendees which will help with the opening of a pediatric unit at Memorial ENPC classes: Bakersfield area had in in April that had 12 attendees which will help with the opening of a pediatric unit at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. Loma Linda and Rady’s held a course both with 16 attendees each. Mission Hospital held a course with 15 attendees recently. In October a instructor course was held with 5 new ENPC instructors and 2 that bridged to teach both ENPC and TNCC. A grant request was suggested and accepted by the committee for a course in LA County. Round table discussion: Rady’s has had a spike in CLABSI infections and training was started again, where the decision was made to be naked to the elbow prior to preparing to do anything with the central line. LA County is updating the Peds EMS protocol and working on the Peds Readiness Project with non-EDAPS. Patrice is no longer the Board Liaison for the Pediatric Committee and theCalENA. San Bernadino County updated their EMS protocol to include that prehospital providers cannot intubate 14years and younger, studies had shown that the outcome is better for this age range with just BVM assistance as opposed to intubating. The meeting was adjourned, but board members stayed to amend the committee’s current policies.
- We continue to support the growth of ENPC courses throughout the state.
- We will try to recruit more instructors to teach.
- We will watch legislation relating to pediatrics.
- We will work with the Injury Prevention Committee to set up some sort of injury prevention activity that can take place in several locations around the state.
- We will work with the National Committee to see if we can make a pediatric get-together available at Scientific Assembly.
Need ENPC courses taught in your rural area?
Apply to the state ENA Pediatric Committee for grant money which has been made available for this purpose. You may apply for up to $1,000.00. Two such grants are available to help defray costs of this very important course. It is available on a first come first serve basis.
- Hold a 2 day provider course
- Hold an instructor course to develop new instructors for your area
For a listing of current ENPC courses, go to the Education page.