The Pediatrics Committee
Pediatrics Committee meets One week prior to the ENA State meeting Tuesday evening via Zoom. This is a joint meeting with the trauma committee. If you would like to attend this committee or have a question about the ENPC course please reach out to email@example.com
The 2023 Chair and Officers are:
- Chair: Lisa Chambers
- Director: Mindy Potter
- Director: Flora Tomoyasu
- Director: Brandon Stinnett
- Past Chair: Debbie Lugo
Pediatrics Committee News
We discussed the timeline and updates on the upcoming 6th edition ENPC and the webinars for instructors with the latest information. Current instructors need to complete disclosures before teaching in 2022. Congratulations to the 7 students that completed the committee-sponsored ENPC instructor class. Several of these new instructors will help bring pediatric education to some areas of California that don’t have a lot of access to ENPC courses. Due to increased interest, we are looking to hold another committee-sponsored ENPC instructor class around April; a date will be announced soon.
Committee Report to State Council
1. New generic chair email:
ii. Use the above email for any questions for the Chair or Chair-elect, recommendations on pediatric committee projects, or to nominate a hospital or nurse for their efforts to make changes in their hospital to benefit pediatrics.
C. ENA is preparing for the launch of ENPC 6th Edition.
i. ENPC 6th Edition Informational Webinars
Click on the link below to register for a 45-minute webinar that covers the transition to the new editions. There are four time slots to choose from.
ii. August 25 at 2:00 pm CT: https://ena-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q_Hv_gwDSjifVEvJ3NMP2A
iii. Requests for more to be scheduled in 2022, need to pick a date early to avoid running out of time to monitor teach before 6th Edition rolls out in October.
iv. August 31, 2022: Last day to teach the ENPC 5th Edition Instructor Course
v. Mid-October 2022: ENPC 6th Edition Instructor Update will be available
vi. Mid-November 2022: ENPC 6th Edition Provider Courses will be available
vii. January 23, 2023: Last day to teach the ENPC 5th Edition Provider Course.
D. Fall Bill committee met last weeks, the discussion was around mimicking the STOP the FALLS campaign that was initiated in 2003 by Chicago
1. Public Health Campaign Pays Off: Window Falls Drop by 50 Percent | Lurie Children’s (luriechildrens.org)
2. STOP THE FALLS: An Initiative to Prevent and Decrease the Number of Window Falls in Children | Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org)
3. Preventing kids’ window falls: Expert speaks on dangers of open windows – Stanford Children’s Health (stanfordchildrens.org)
E. HOT Topics and Resources
1. Monkey Pox update for pediatrics: be informed of children presenting with pox like rash and address family concerns with appropriate fact-finding and education. If the child has pox like rash, consider HFM,
2. Pediatric Resource Highlight: Rapid Access Guide for Pediatric Emergencies by Deb Jeffries, Lynn Sayre Visser
F. Survey on National Pediatric Readiness Project coming your way soon.
1. We are continuing to Encourage all of you to go to the
ENPC faculty and Course Directors will be receiving an email for further support through the transition.
ENPC 6th Edition will go live in November 2022. The last 5th Edition courses will be taught in January 2023. Instructors will be updated in October 2022. ENPC Instructor course will be held on April 13th.
Peds Readiness Project engagement was discussed at the state meeting.
This committee encourages all California ENA members to find out if their department is engaged with checking the Peds Readiness project.
The Pediatric Committee has successfully completed a state sponsored ENPC Instructor class in the virtual format. In this class we were able to get 5 California students and 1 New York student successfully on to their next step to becoming ENPC Instructors.
The 2021 Chair and Officers are:
- Chair: Debbie Lugo
- Director: Mindy Potter
- Director: Flora Tomoyasu
- Past Chair: Brandon Stinnett
We discussed new ideas for ENPC classes and the new ENPC instructor class format. We reviewed the information about pediatric strokes and thrombectomies being performed on pediatric patients. We also discussed pediatric patients with psychiatric complaints. We discussed the need for proper screening tools that help determine those that need placement and those that require resources. We discussed the need for group home workers or parents to stay with the pediatric patients during the time they are boarding in the ED; the requiring of a caregiver to stay can change the disposition of the patient.
- 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.