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  1. North Carolina Emergency Medical Services for ChildrenEnhancement Grant“Office Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies”

  2. OFFICE PREPAREDNESSforPEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES Objectives... 1. Recognize an emergency 2. Ensure staff preparation 3. Choose approp. equipment 4. Update provider skills 5. Maintain readiness 6. Recognize EMS: member of the team

  3. Scenario: A six-month old infant is brought into your office during the lunch hour with severe wheezing. The mother tells a receptionist that she didn’t think baby could wait until her appointment later that day The infant has retractions; she then becomes cyanotic and begins gasping.

  4. Questions: 1. Are your non-medically trained office personnel prepared to respond to this or other emergency situations? 2. Do you have the necessary equipment and medicines needed to manage this infant? Are they readily available? 3. Who will call 911 or your local emergency number? What level of pediatric care is provided by your local EMS system?

  5. Recognizing an Emergency • Train your secretary or receptionist how to recognize a pediatric emergency. • Develop office protocols, including accessing EMS

  6. labored breathing cyanosis stridor or audible wheezing stupor or coma seizures vomiting after a head injury uncontrollable bleeding What is a true emergency?

  7. Response to a Pediatric Emergency • Establish and post office protocols regarding: a. accessing EMS b. notification of provider or nurse. • Have contingency plans for staff if no physician or PCP is in the office • Have office nurse periodically check the waiting area

  8. Pre-assign roles of “resuscitation team”

  9. STAFF PREPARATIONS • Train receptionist to identify infants and children in distress • Determine skill level and knowledge of newly employed medical personnel

  10. Teach Staff About: • respiratory distress (stridor and wheezing) • shock • anaphylaxis • seizures

  11. EMS

  12. Equipment & Medications

  13. Location of Equipment • Resuscitation Room • Code Box

  14. Specialized Organizers • Bag systems • Cart systems • Other items

  15. Oxygen source Oxygen masks Self-inflating bag-valve resuscitators Nasal cannula Nebulizer for inhalation treatments Suction apparatus Suction catheters Oral airways Fluids IV Access catheters Intraosseous needles EQUIPMENT LIST

  16. Blood pressure cuffs Nasogastric tubes Feeding tubes Monitor Wt. Based tape Pediatric backboard Foley urine catheters Pulse oxymeter Miscellaneous Equipment

  17. Lorazepam Sterile Water Nalaxone Cetfriaxone Diphehydramine Albuterol Epinephrine Sodium bicarbonate D50 Atropine Corticosteroid Medications

  18. Maintaining Resuscitation Skills and Knowledge

  19. Continuing Education PALS ENPC APLS CME

  20. Maintaining “Readiness” for a Pediatric Emergency Mock Codes Scavenger Hunts Documentation

  21. Maintaining Readiness Mock Codes Scavenger Hunts Documentation

  22. Maintaining Readiness Mock Codes Scavenger Hunts Documentation

  23. EMS: Members of the health care team

  24. EMS Levels

  25. Pediatric Training and Experience

  26. Call 911

  27. Scenario: A six-month old infant is brought into your office during the lunch hour with severe wheezing. The mother tells a receptionist that she didn’t think baby could wait until her appointment later that day The infant has retractions; she then becomes cyanotic and begins gasping.

  28. Recognize an Emergency

  29. Summary • Recognize an emergency • Staff preparation • Equipment • Provider Skills • Maintain Readiness • EMS: member of the health care team