PEDIATRIC READINESS '19: Prepare Yourself Before They Arrive

Austin, TX US
November 18, 2019 to November 19, 2019

More than 80% of children seek care in general emergency or urgent care centers and not in children’s hospitals. Despite being the first stop for pediatric emergencies, many frontline clinicians feel less confident in their management of pediatric emergencies compared to older patients.  This course will improve your clinical and procedural competence in the highest risk pediatric scenarios through concise case-based lectures, cadaver labs, skills workshops and simulations led by experts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine who appreciate and are committed to the care being provided outside the children's hospital.

This two-day conference includes one day of hands-on learning of the most common and critical procedural skills and scenarios and a full day of case-based interactive presentations of the highest risk pediatric scenarios. All sessions are taught by highly experienced and engaging pediatric emergency medicine faculty from a level-1 trauma academic children’s emergency department.   

The Lab Day includes 8 stations, each with multiple subsections:
•    Cadaver lab with pediatric critical care procedures
•    Children with complex medical conditions and their medical equipment
•    Pediatric medical simulations
•    Pediatric trauma simulations
•    Neonatal/Infant/Pediatric airways skills workshop
•    Pediatric point of care ultrasound
•    Pediatric wound care and minor procedures, tips for pain and anxiety reduction
•    Pediatric EZIO and emergency access

The Case-Based Presentations Day includes 8 topics focused on high risk scenarios and pediatric preparedness:

•    Get Ready: Pediatric Readiness Tips and Tools
•    Serious Bacterial Infections and Sepsis in Children
•    Cardiac Kids
•    Big Forces/Small Recipients: Pediatric Trauma 
•    No Pain, Big Gain: Reducing Procedural Pain and Anxiety 
•    Belly Achers: Navigating Through the Spectrum of Abdominal Complaints in Kids
•    Little Wheezers: Asthma and Beyond 
•    Through the Eyes of Children: Pediatric Ophthalmologic Urgencies and Emergencies

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Katherine (Kate) Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Dr. Kate Remick, MD is one of the Executive Leads for the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Medical Director for San Marcos Hays County EMS and Associate Medical Director for Austin/Travis County EMS System.

She has lectured at the state and national level on a variety of topics related to pediatric emergency care and pediatric quality improvement across the emergency care continuum.  Over the last decade she has served as one of the primary leads for the National Pediatric Readiness Project, a joint national quality improvement effort to ensure that all emergency departments, including those in rural or remote areas, are ready to meet the needs of critically ill and injured children. 

She has held leadership positions with state and national professional organizations to promote high quality emergency care for children.  Dr. Remick is triple Board-certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services.  Her primary focus is system-level readiness to support delivery of high quality emergency care to children across the healthcare continuum.  



Target Audience

General emergency medicine physicians, APPs, family practice physicians, pediatricians and urgent care providers who regularly see or want to be ready to see children and therefore desire to improve their comfort level and the care they provide sicker children. Participants should be particularly interested hands-on and experiential training not available in other pediatric emergency medicine conferences. 



Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs more than 45 days in advance of the course. Cancellations received between 10 and 45 days incur a $500 charge. No refunds available for cancellation within 10 days of the course date. 

Co-sponsored by Ascension Dell Children's and the Center for Emergency Medical Education




Learning Objectives

After completing this CME course, participants should be able to:

1. Review the most common and highest risk pediatric emergency conditions encountered in emergency departments and urgent care settings.
2. Demonstrate expert training and hands-on experience for the most critical procedures using cadavers, models and high-fidelity simulation equipment.
3. Reinforce long term memory of best practices in providers that care for rare yet critical pediatric scenarios through the use multimedia, purposeful redundancy, case-based interactive presentations and other experiential learning methods.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 14.25 AOA Category 2A
  • 14.25 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/18/2019 - 7:30am EST
Event ends: 
11/19/2019 - 5:00pm EST
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705
United States
Room block code is:  CEME112019

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Didactic Training November 18th
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
$195   room block expires 10/25/2019
Sim Lab Training November 19th
Clinical Education Center
1400 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78701



The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 14.25 AOA Category 2A
  • 14.25 Certificate of Participation


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