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Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals: Course Coordinator Orientation. Objectives (1 of 2). At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to: Prepare to conduct a PEPP Course Select and recruit Faculty for a PEPP Course.

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Objectives (1 of 2)

At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to:

  • Prepare to conduct a PEPP Course

  • Select and recruit Faculty for a PEPP Course


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Objectives (2 of 2)

At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to:

  • Conduct a PEPP Course

  • Submit appropriate PEPP paperwork to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


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Overview of Orientation

  • PEPP Course materials

  • PEPP Resource Manual Administrative Section

  • Teaching the PEPP Course

  • PEPP Website

  • Questions and Answers


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PEPP Course Materials

  • PEPP Textbook

  • PEPP Resource Manual

  • PEPP Toolkit CD-ROM

  • PEPP ALS and BLS DVD

  • PEPP Written Test


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PEPP Resource Manual

  • Administration

  • Educational Principles

  • Lectures

  • Scenarios

  • Skill Stations

  • Appendices


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PEPP Resource ManualAdministration


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Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (1 of 3)

  • Maintain integrity of program

  • Select and communicate with a PEPP Medical Advisor

  • Select appropriate Faculty

  • Ensure participant and Faculty evaluations for course are completed


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Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (2 of 3)

  • Maintain direct communication with the AAP

  • Coordinate logistical issues

  • Manage course budget

  • Address educational principles within the structure of the course


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Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (3 of 3)

  • Be present for entire course and supervise all aspects of the course

  • Submit completed course rosters to the AAP

  • Ensure the safety of participants


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PEPP BLS Course Coordinator can teach:

PEPP BLS Course

PEPP BLS Course Coordinator Orientation

PEPP ALS Course Coordinator can teach:

PEPP BLS Course

PEPP ALS Course

PEPP BLS or ALS Course Coordinator Orientation

PEPP Course Coordinator Requirements


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PEPP Medical Advisor Requirements

  • Physician (MD or DO)

  • Current responsibilities in the local or regional EMS system

  • Know local and/or regional EMS jurisdictional protocols


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Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (1 of 2)

  • Provide direction and advice for the Course Coordinator

  • Review the course content

  • Recommend potential Faculty if needed


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Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (2 of 2)

  • Identify and clarify jurisdictional and protocol issues to be addressed in the course

  • Serve as a Faculty member if possible


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PEPP Faculty Requirements

  • Health care professional

  • Appropriately trained for the course and audience that they are teaching


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Responsibilities of PEPP Faculty

  • Facilitate learning process

  • Be familiar with course structure and material

  • Work with PEPP Course Coordinator and other Faculty

  • Read materials related to PEPP Faculty


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PEPP Course Requirements (1 of 2)

  • Course size

    • 1:6 Faculty to participant ratio

    • Enough equipment for Skill Stations

  • Room requirements

    • Large room for Lectures

    • Four breakout areas


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PEPP Course Requirements (2 of 2)

  • Audiovisual Equipment

    • LCD projector and screen

    • Computer with CD-ROM drive

    • DVD player

    • Monitor


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Continuing Education Credit

  • At this time, the AAP does not award continuing education credits for PEPP Courses

  • Course Coordinators should work with the appropriate agency in their area to arrange for securing continuing education credits


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Publicizing the PEPP Course on the PEPP Website

  • Go to www.PEPPsite.com and complete the online course notification in the Course Coordinator Only section or

  • Complete the Course Notification Form in the Appendices of the Resource Manual and mail it to the AAP


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Budget Considerations

  • Promotion

  • Faculty expenses

  • Equipment Purchase and Rental

  • Facility Expenses

  • Course Supplies

  • Copying

  • Postage


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PEPP Tests (BLS/ALS versions)

  • Pretests

    • Online

    • On site, paper and pencil

  • Post-test

    • On site

      • Test 1

      • Test 2


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PEPP Post-Test

  • Obtaining Tests

  • Test Security

  • Philosophy


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PEPP Post-Test Administration

  • Preparation

    • Photocopy test and answer sheet

    • Make pencils available

  • Implementation

    • Faculty assistance

    • 80% correct to pass

    • Remediation

    • All tests must be returned to Course Coordinator


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PEPP Successful Completion

  • Participate in the complete course

  • Pass Post-Test

  • Course Completion Card valid for 2-years


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PEPP Evaluation

  • Participant evaluation form

  • Faculty evaluation form

  • Course Coordinator must submit these forms to the AAP for the first course they coordinate and are encouraged to submit the forms for subsequent courses


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PEPP Paperwork (1 of 2)

  • Complete online for no charge at www.PEPPsite.com

  • Mail or fax to the AAP with a processing fee


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PEPP Paperwork (2 of 2)

  • Course Notification Form

  • Course Roster

  • Evaluation Forms

  • Course Coordinator Application







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PEPP Course Components

  • Lectures

  • Skill Stations

  • Scenarios

  • Video


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Question

What is the difference between the PEPP BLS Course and the PEPP ALS Course?


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PEPP BLS Course is 7 hours and is intended for BLS providers

15 questions on PEPP Post-Test

PEPP ALS Course is 13 hours and is intended for ALS providers

25 questions on PEPP Post-Test

AnswerPEPP BLS vs. ALS Courses


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PEPP Course Schedule Options

  • BLS

    • One-day course = 7 hours

    • Modular course = 3:15/3:45

  • ALS

    • Two-day course = 13 hours

    • Modular course = 4/2:30/3/3:30


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Required BLS Course Lectures

  • Child Development: Applying the Triangle

  • Child Maltreatment

  • Respiratory Emergencies

  • Trauma


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Optional BLS Course Lectures

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child

  • Toxic Exposures


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Required ALS Course Lectures

All lectures included in the BLS Course, plus:

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Course Coordinator’s Choice of 1 Optional Lecture:

    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child

    • Toxic Exposures


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Delivering PEPP Lectures

  • Case-based to enhance learning

  • Presentations available on Toolkit CD-ROM

  • Faculty script included in Resource Manual

  • ALS content is highlighted and may be removed if conducting a BLS course


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PEPP Skill Stations

  • Two BLS Skill Stations

  • Two ALS Skill Stations

  • Participants rotate through Skill Stations


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BLS Course Skill Stations

  • Skill Station 1: Airway Management

    • Airway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways)

    • Bag-mask ventilation

    • Foreign body obstruction

  • Skill Station 2: Spinal Stabilization

    • Length-based resuscitation tape

    • Spinal stabilization


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ALS Course Skill Stations (1 of 2)

  • Skill Station 1: Airway Management

    • Airway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways)

    • Bag-mask ventilation

    • Endotracheal intubation

    • Confirmation of endotracheal placement

    • Foreign body obstruction

    • Tracheostomy management


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ALS Course Skill Stations (2 of 2)

  • Skill Station 2: Spinal Stabilization and Vascular Access

    • Length-based resuscitation tape

    • Intraosseous needle insertion

    • Spinal stabilization


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PEPP Scenarios

  • 6 Scenarios

    • 30 minutes each for BLS course

    • 45 minutes each for ALS course

  • Conducted in small groups and participants rotate to various Scenario stations


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PEPP Scenario Topics

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Child and Family Interaction

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Trauma


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PEPP Video

  • Available on DVD

  • Four-segments

    • Segment 1: Pediatric Assessment Triangle (BLS and ALS)

    • Segment 2: Airway Procedures (BLS)

    • Segment 3: Airway Procedures (ALS)

    • Segment 4: Spinal Stabilization (BLS and ALS)

    • Segment 5: Vascular Access (ALS)


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PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (1 of 2)

  • On site orientation

    • Taught by PEPP Course Coordinator

    • 70 minutes classroom orientation

    • No examination required


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PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (2 of 2)

  • Online orientation

    • Course Coordinator (open book) examination at www.PEPPsite.com


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Qualifications to Attend Course Coordinator Orientation

  • Physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, paramedic, or EMT

  • Successfully complete the PEPP provider course for the level for which they wish to coordinate courses

  • Experience in teaching EMS or experience in coordinating another standardized course


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www.PEPPsite.com(1 of 2)

  • Resources available:

    • Online submission of records

    • Online Course Coordinator Orientation

    • Continuing education credit information and forms

    • Online ordering of materials

    • Newsletter

    • Bulletin board


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www.PEPPsite.com(2 of 2)

  • Resources available:

    • Pretest

    • Glossary

    • Web links

    • Additional scenarios

    • Online PEPP Renewal Course


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Summary

  • The AAP will send you a Course Coordinator card, a Course Coordinator ID number, and PEPP tests

  • Thank you for your participation.

  • Enjoy teaching the course!


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