Bereavement Support Resources for Families and Professionals
Presented February 20, 2019
Fatality Review personnel, caregivers, and workers dealing with bereaved families often express their need to know more about how to communicate with and provide services for families following an infant or child loss. This webinar will provide an overview of the types of infant and child loss, best practices for supporting families, expressions of grief, and how to recognize complicated grief reactions. The webinar will conclude with tips for processing our own feelings on grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and resources for self-care.
Emergency Information Forms and Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (AAP & ACEP)
Children with chronic medical conditions rely on complex management plans for problems that cause them to be at increased risk for subop- timal outcomes in emergency situations. The emergency information form (EIF) is a medical summary that describes medical condition(s), medications, and special health care needs to inform health care pro- viders of a child’s special health conditions and needs so that optimal emergency medical care can be provided. This statement describes updates to EIFs, including computerization of the EIF, expanding the potential benefits of the EIF, quality-improvement programs using the EIF, the EIF as a central repository, and facilitating emergency pre- paredness in disaster management and drills by using the EIF. Pediatrics 2010;125:829–837
Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety (IPFCC & AHA)
This video and discussion guide were developed by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA). While the information is hospital-centric, the concepts could be applied to the prehospital setting.
(scroll to bottom of page to watch video and download the discussion guide)
Promoting Patient and Family-Centered Care in the Prehospital Setting: A Toolkit for Medical Directors
PowerPoint presentation (PDF) from NAEMSP 2018 Annual Meeting. Presented by Dr. Saranya Srinivasan.
Objectives: After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to: 1) Define patient and family-centered care and discuss its importance in the prehospital environment; 2) Describe techniques for incorporating on-scene family members into the care team and involving the patient in his/her own care; 3) Describe effective strategies for communicating with family members and patients in a manner that is clear, consistent, and age-appropriate; 4) Identify resources that can be accessed to help integrate patient and family-centered care into their own EMS system
This presentation is part of the 2022 EMSC Day Webinar "COPE-ing with the Challenges of Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Emergencies". In this presentation, Dr. Kenshata Watkins reviews the ABC's of equity, diversity, & inclusion, with a focus on prehospital pediatric behavioral health in emergencies.
Focuses on providing leadership for implementing core components of a system of care for children with special healthcare needs – includes definitions and principles of family-centered care and also a family-centered care self-assessment tools for both providers and families.
Working With Patient and Families as Advisors: Implementation Handbook (AHRQ)
From AHRQ, The goal of the Working With Patients and Families as Advisors strategy is to bring the perspectives of patients and families directly into the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care. The tools that accompany this handbook are intended to help hospitals recruit and orient patient and family advisors and prepare clinicians and hospital staff to work with patient and family advisors.