PEDIATRIC READINESS: Prepare Yourself Before They Arrive - Streaming 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 led by experts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine who appreciate and are committed to the care being provided outside the children's hospital.

Lectures are presentations of the highest risk pediatric scenarios taught by highly experienced and engaging pediatric emergency medicine faculty from a level-1 trauma academic children’s emergency department.   

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

1.    Review the most common and highest risk pediatric emergency conditions encountered in emergency departments and urgent care settings.
2.    Provide 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: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 10.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 10.00 Certificate of Participation
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Sujit Iyer, MD is the USACS National Director of Pediatric Services. He also is an assistant medical director for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas where he practices as an emergency physician and is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the program director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  He has served as a clinical instructor for the Departments of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania.

Kathleen Berg, MD received her medical degree from The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities before completing an Emergency Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University, followed by a Pediatric EM Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Berg currently divides her clinical time between a pediatric academic center (Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas) and a community ED (Ascension Seton Hays). She serves as an Associate Medical Director at ASH, with a particular focus on pediatric care at the site. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School, and is highly involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows at DCMC. On the national level, she serves as an instructor for the USACS Procedures Course in addition to the CEME Pediatric Readiness Course and is a member of the ACEP Pediatrics Committee.

Winnie T. Whitaker, MD, FAAP is an associate medical director, director of advanced practice providers and physician of the Emergency Department at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, TX for US Acute Care Solutions, as well as volunteer clinical faculty for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She earned a medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed both a pediatric residency and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Paul Eakin, MD, FACEP, FAAP, is the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians and he has served as the President of the Hawai‘i ACEP Chapter. He was also a member of the AAP PREP E-Med editorial board for six years. He has written multiple textbook chapters, articles and presented both nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Eric A. Williams, MD, MS, MMM, FAAP, FCCM, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and his Master of Science degree from Duke University, both in Biomedical Engineering.  He pursued medical education at Duke University and received his pediatric training at Baylor College of Medicine.  He subsequently trained in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Duke University where he was a fellow of the Pediatric Scientist Development Training Program.  He returned to Baylor in 2004 in the Section of Critical Care Medicine.  He has spent the last 17 years on faculty at Baylor, Texas Children’s.


The above faculty report they do not have a relationship with a commercial interest.


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 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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


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