Kids in Disasters: Facing Our Challenges (MCHB Webinar)

Kids in Disasters: Facing Our Challenges (MCHB Webinar)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
12:30pmET - 2:00pmET
Location: webinar

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  • Tasmeen Weik, DrPH (Moderator), HRSA, MCHB, EMSC
  • Sarita Chung, MD (Presenter), Director, Disaster Preparedness, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Mark X. Cicero, MD (Presenter), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine; Director, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness; Yale School of Medicine


This panel presentation will highlight innovations in pediatric disaster preparedness. The EMSC Targeted Issue projects "A Novel Imaging System for Reunification of Children Separated during Disaster" and "Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the prehospital Setting" will be presented. Project investigators will provide a brief overview of their work and highlight significant findings and implications for participants to consider as they strive to improve the provision of emergency care for children during disaster situations.

Attendees are encouarged to submit questions in advance of the webcast.


  1. Introductions
  2. Dr. Sarita Chung - REUNITE: A Novel Imaging System for Children Separated During Disaster.
  3. Dr. Mark Cicero - Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define a process to better integrate the unique needs of children in to local community/hospital disaster planning efforts. 
  2. Implement strategies to address at least two common problems when teaching pediatric disaster triage skills to prehospital providers.  
  3. Identify and implement processes to improve the reunification of children and families when disasters strike. 

Target Audience

This webcast is appropriate for those with an interest or responsibility for disaster planning and emergency care of children, including but not limited to: state disaster and EMS leaders; EMSC grant managers; parents and family members; all levels of health care providers, including physicians, nurses, and prehospital professionals and educators.


The Indian Health Service (IHS) Clinical Support Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The IHS Clinical Support Center designates this live webcast educational activity for a maximum of 1 ½ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity is designated 1.50 contact hours for nurses.

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