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Pediatric Symposium

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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:54 AM

The WV Office of EMS, EMS for Children Program is offering an intensive one-day pediatric symposium.  "Children are not small adults" and children with special needs present unique challenges for emergency care providers.  Communication is critical to providing optimal care to the pediatric population.  Child abuse is unfortunately widespread in our society and often emergency health care providers have more than one opportunity to intervene.  Children with cardiovascular disease and congenital heart defects present unique opportunities for providers.  End of life decisions are difficult even in the elderly population but are particularly problematic for families with terminally ill children.  All of these important topics will be covered in this intensive one-day seminar.

The two (2) one day pediatric symposiums will be held at NO COST.  The target audience is registered nurses and prehospital providers (Paramedics/EMTs/First Responders).  CEU's pending approval from the WV Office of EMS for prehospital providers and the WV Board of Registered Professional Nurses Continuing Education provider registration number (WV1999-0297).  This symposium will be offered at the following locations:


Bridgeport Conference Center

300 Conference Center Way

Bridgeport, WV  26330

January 13, 2015

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Charleston Civic Center

200 Civic Center Drive

Charleston, WV  25301

February 6, 2015

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Lunch is on your own, however, two breaks will be provided.  You may register online for this symposium at /onlineregistration.  Seating is limited and is first come, first serve.  Any questions should be directed to Vicki Hildreth, EMSC Coordinator, at

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