Pediatric Patients On The Edge

Hands-on practice for low volume, high-risk patients

This intensive, full-day conference combines classroom lectures with hands-on training using the newest patient simulation technology. The conference focuses on pre-hospital assessment and management of critically ill or injured children. Topics covered include recognizing respiratory failure and shock in children; rapid assessment and management of the ABCs; fluid support; cardiac emergencies; sepsis; recognizing abuse; and trauma. All levels of advanced emergency medical providers are welcome, with a curriculum geared toward physicians, nurses, and paramedics. Program faculty are specialist Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians from EMMC, MMC, and MaineGeneral as well as LifeFlight clinicians. The program is a three-part day with didactic, procedural skills, and high-fidelity simulation for teamwork development.

With support from the LifeFlight Foundation, Dylan Gold Fund, the cost for the conference is $75 for paramedics and $150 for nurses and physicians, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Participants are invoiced after they attend the conference.

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Programs offer continuing education hours (6.15) for nurses, respiratory therapists, providers, and emergency medical personnel.

Central Maine Medical Family (CMMF) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. CMMF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All presenters participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by CMMF are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or significant relationships with providers of commercial products and/or services discussed in their presentations, and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all presenters are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.

CMMF’s Education Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by ANA-Maine, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact Hours/CNEs: 6.25 hours.

CMMF complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any activity participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please forward a written request to the Education Department office for consideration.