Upcoming Webinars

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Emergency Childcare Services Post - Disaster

Wednesday October 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


  • Lisa Crouch, Associate Director - CDS
  • Dr. Heather L. Beal – IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus Chair

The IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus is partnering with the Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) to host this webinar to educate local and state managers on the services they provide and how to better prepare for the needs of children post-disaster. CDS has been meeting the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation since 1980. Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, these volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires any natural or human caused disaster.

To register for the webinar click here.

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Using Fatality Reviews To Understand Disasters

Thursday October 31, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


  • Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH
  • Kevin Chatham-Stevens, MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Captain Rebecca Noe, MN, MPH, FNP-BC
  • Abby Collier, MS

Children are more vulnerable than adults during a disaster. Protecting children during a natural disaster, outbreak, mass fatality event or other disaster takes careful planning. Fatality review teams play a critical role in shaping preparedness plans and understanding community, state and federal responses after an event. This webinar will focus on common definitions of a disaster, best practices in fatality reviews when a disaster occurs, and available resources. Additionally, this webinar will discuss changes to the National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System and a pilot project to gather more information. Examples of how CDR and FIMR teams have used fatality review to gain a deeper understanding of disaster events will be shared.

Download the full announcement here!

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Previous Webinars

FAN 2019 All Grantee Meeting Debrief Webinar

September 9, 2019

9:00 AM CT

FAN Members discuss the positives and negatives of the 2019 All Grantee Meeting.

Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department

August 15, 2019

3:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Webinar Link

Learn How To Use New Resources for Hospitals

The Critical Crossroads toolkit is a new resource to help hospital emergency departments better manage and coordinate care for children and adolescents in mental health crisis. You can tailor the resources to your specific needs, patient population, and community. During the webinar, you will learn why we developed the toolkit and how to use it. Presenters include:

  • Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, HRSA Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health
  • Tom Morris, MPA, HRSA Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy

Can you use the Critical Crossroads toolkit?

Anyone who establishes policies and protocols in emergency departments can use this toolkit. This includes:

  • hospital administrators
  • social workers
  • pediatric care coordinators
  • physicians and nurses
  • mental health providers

Download the Critical Crossroads toolkit

All you need to join the webcast is the link above and plan to log on a few minutes before 3pm to register.

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The Future of EMS Education: Revising the EMS Education Standards

August 22 @ 12pm ET / 9am PT

The National EMS Education Standards, first published in 2009, set the foundation for initial education of EMS clinicians at the EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic levels. Now, those standards are being revised, and it's your turn to provide input.

In this webinar, you'll hear from leaders of the effort to update the education standards as they share details of the first draft, which will be released for public comment in August. They'll explain why the education standards are being updated, the process to do so and the members of the team behind the effort.

In addition, panelists will share:

  • How the new EMS Education Standards will align with the recently released 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  • The role of the EMS Education Standards and their impact on the profession
  • Opportunities for you to share feedback and contribute to this important project

Webinar Details:

Hosted by the NHTSA Office of EMS, the panelists include:

  • Bryan Ericson, Chairman, NAEMSE, and Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Services Program, Tarrant County College
  • Paul Rosenberger, EdD, Program Director, Section on EMS Continuing Education, Division of EMS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS

Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.

About EMS Focus

Every quarter, EMS Focus provides a venue to discuss crucial initiatives, issues and challenges for EMS stakeholders and leaders nationwide. Be sure to visit the EMS Focus website for information about upcoming webinars and to view past recordings.

Optimizing EMS Destination Choice for Pediatric Patients

June 21, 2019


Jennifer Anders, MD is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore Maryland and serves as Maryland's associate medical director for pediatrics.

Jennifer Fishe, MD is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at the University of Florida - Jacksonville and the Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics for Nassau County Fire and Rescue Department.

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Understand why and how pediatric care is regionalized and the effects on EMS systems
  2. Learn how undertriage, overtriage and secondary transport are sub-optimal for patients and EMS operations
  3. Review non-trauma pediatric conditions likely to require inpatient or specialty pediatric care
  4. Become familiar with a pilot pediatric destination tool which incorporates the available evidence base

Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program

Thursday June 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

Participant Code: 1427617#


HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The Supporting Maternal Health Innovation (Supporting MHI) Program (HRSA-19-106) will invest approximately $2.6 million through one award to support states and other stakeholders in reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity through capacity-building assistance to State MHI recipients and other HRSA-funded maternal health award recipients as they implement innovative and evidence-informed strategies. This funding will also establish a national resource center to provide guidance to HRSA award recipients, states, and key stakeholders in improving maternal health.

View this PDF for more information.

HRSA will record the webinar and make it available here.

AIM – Community Care Initiative

Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

Participant Code: 1427617#


HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – Community Care Initiative (HRSA-19-109) will invest approximately $1.8 million through one award to develop and implement non-hospital focused maternal safety bundles within community-based organizations and outpatient clinical settings across the United States. This initiative will build upon the foundational work of AIM by utilizing a quality improvement framework to address mortality and morbidity among pregnant and postpartum women outside of hospital and other birthing facility settings.

View this PDF for more information.

HRSA will record the webinar and make it available here.

State Maternal Health Innovation Program

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Program (HRSA-19-107) will invest approximately $18 million through nine awards to states or a group of states, or an organization working in concert with the State Title V agency. Successful State MHI Program award recipients will receive $2 million per year for a five-year period of performance to strengthen partnerships and collaboration by establishing a state-focused Maternal Health Task Force, improving state-level data surveillance on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, and promoting and executing innovation in maternal health service delivery.

View this PDF for more information.

View the webinar.

2019 EMS for Children Day Prehospital Care of Children: Review of Evidence-Based Guidelines

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT

As prehospital professionals, we want to make patient care decisions based upon the best evidence available to improve patient outcomes. In this webinar, we will review the prehospital pediatric evidence-based guidelines for the management of asthma, seizures, pain, and cardiac arrest.

Presenters include:

  • Kathleen Adelgais, MD MPH
  • Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS
  • Manish I. Shah, MD, MS

View slides here.

All-Grantee Conference: Poster Session Q&A

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT

Thinking of submitting a poster for the 2019 EMSC All Grantee Conference? The webinar included tips and tools to create a great poster.

Some poster option ideas and templates include:

* Best Practices

* Storyboards

* Lessons Learned

* Project Overview

We want to encourage and support as many of you as possible to submit your ideas! It can be vague or well-formed. Just submit!

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Dr. Kathleen Adelgais and Dr. Daniel Lindberg

EMSC Webinar: Child Abuse Screening

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11 AM – 12 PM

April was Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

Dr. Kathleen Adelgais
Dr. Adelgais is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. She serves as the Principal Investigator and Program Director for the Colorado EMS for Children State Partnership program, is the past-chair of the Pediatrics Committee for National Association EMS Physicians, and previously represented the American Academy of Pediatrics on the board of directors for Committee on the Accreditation EMS Programs. She also serves as the scientific advisor for the Aurora Fire Department EMS affiliate role in PEM-NEWS node within the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

Dr. Daniel Lindberg
Dr. Lindberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the Principal investigator of two of the largest prospective studies to determine optimal occult injury testing strategies to improve early recognition of child physical abuse.

Check out the Recognizing Abuse Module to learn more.

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Family Advisory Network (FAN) Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective

Tuesday, April 16th from 4:00-5:00 PM EST.

Our second webinar of the series focused on the Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective. The webinar featured Dr. Padma Swamy who is a pediatrician who works at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Swamy shared social media tips and tricks to assist FAN Representatives utilize social media platforms to promote the goals and mission of EMSC just in time for EMS Week and EMSC Day (May 19 - 25, 2019/ Wednesday, May 22). We also had an update from the FAN Activities Planning Team regarding exciting upcoming FAN activities.

FAN Social Media Handout | PowerPoint Slides

Prehospital Medication Dosing Errors

December 13, 2018

Dr. John Hoyle

FAN and SP Managers Working Together Effectively

December 11, 2018

Our first webinar of this series is focused on FAN Representatives and SP Managers Working Together Effectively. The webinar includes a panel discussion where three great teams of FAN Representatives and their State Partnership Grantee Program Managers discuss successful criteria for working well together. We also have an update from your FAN Activities Planning Team regarding exciting upcoming FAN activities.

Pediatric Sepsis

November 14, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Brown & Dr. Lynn Babcock

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Adolescent Mental Health Screening

September 13, 2018

Dr. Shilpa Patel, Dr. Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, Dr. Nicolaus Glomb

HRSA Performance Reporting

June 28, 2018

Jocelyn Hulbert & Sarah O'Donnell


New Guidelines in Pediatric Trauma

March 8, 2018

Dr. James Holmes, Dr. Nathan Kuppermann, and Dr. Julie Leonard

The presentation focused on:

  • Identifying Children at Very Low Risk of Intra-Abdominal Injuries Undergoing Acute Intervention. Slides
  • Head CT Prediction Rules in Children: Generating and Validating the Evidence, then Implementing into Practice. Slides: part 1, part 2 and part 3
  • Update on the Emergency Management of Children at Risk for Cervical Spine Injury after Blunt Trauma. Slides

NEDARC TechTalk #43: Using EMS Dashboards to Explore Your PM 2&3 Data

February 22, 2018

A must for all our EMSC Managers collecting data for Performance Measures 02 and 03:

This webinar looks into NEDARC’s EMS-specific dashboard system powered by Tableau. You will learn how to request a login to the system and access the current EMS dashboards for PM 02 and 03 (over 13). This presentation reviews the dashboards available to assist in exploring, creating reports, and identifying quality improvement efforts related to data collection.


The Next Generation of EMSC Performance Measures

September 12, 2016

The purpose of this webinar is to clearly describe each of the new EMSC Performance Measures and data collection requirements scheduled to begin on March 1, 2017. Presenters included: Moderator Jocelyn Hulbert from HRSA; Brooke Lerner PhD, the Principle Investigator of the Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee PreHospital EMS (CHaMP) Research Node of PECARN; and Brian Moore MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico State EMSC Medical director. Ms. Hulbert reviewed the history behind the new measures and the specifics of each measure. Dr. Lerner discussed the value of the NEMSIS v.3x measure. Finally Dr. Moore reviewed the importance of the presence of a PECC (pediatric emergency care coordinator) within EMS agencies and the value of skill checking for EMT’s and paramedics on the use of pediatric equipment.

This webinar is appropriate for medical directors, EMS providers, emergency department physicians and nurses, community health planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, state EMSC Program managers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.