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Pediatric Potpourri: Not Just the ABCs

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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:48 PM

The 32nd Annual WV EMS Conference will be offering an eight (8) hour Pre-Conference training on November 12, 2009 that focuses on the assessment and care of the pediatric patient.

Sherri L. Kovach, RN, EMT-B and Ann Hoffman, RN, CPN, from Nationwide Children's Hospital will be conducting a hands-on training addressing a multitude of pediatric-related issues.


  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Medical emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Care and transporting children with special healthcare needs

Skill Stations


  • BVM
  • Advanced airway management:
    • ETT
    • Cric
    • King airway
    • Use of intubation heads
    • Use of full-size manikins

Special Needs

  • Tracks
    • Suction
    • Replacing vents
    • Central lines
  • Feeding tubes using special needs dolls with trachs and feeding tubes


Two hands-on case scenarios using mid-grade manikins with the ability to:

  • Bag
  • Intubate
  • Replace trachs
  • Replace feeding tube
  • Ostomy bag
  • IV
  • IO replacement

Pediatric patients account for approximately 10% of all EMS calls. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to expand your pediatric knowledge base. This course is limited to 30 registrants at a cost of $90.00.



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