PEDIATRIC READINESS: Prepare Yourself Before They Arrive - Digital Video

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 front line 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.

Lectures are 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 Case-Based Presentations 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. 


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: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 7.50 AOA Category 2A
  • 7.50 Certificate of Participation
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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 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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


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