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Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals: Course Coordinator Orientation.

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1 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals: Course Coordinator Orientation

2 Objectives (1 of 2) At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to: Prepare to conduct a PEPP Course Select and recruit Faculty for a PEPP Course

3 Objectives (2 of 2) At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to: Conduct a PEPP Course Submit appropriate PEPP paperwork to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

4 Overview of Orientation PEPP Course materials PEPP Resource Manual Administrative Section Teaching the PEPP Course PEPP Website Questions and Answers

5 PEPP Course Materials PEPP Textbook PEPP Resource Manual PEPP Toolkit CD-ROM PEPP ALS and BLS DVD PEPP Written Test

6 PEPP Resource Manual Administration Educational Principles Lectures Scenarios Skill Stations Appendices

7 PEPP Resource Manual Administration

8 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (1 of 3) Maintain integrity of program Select and communicate with a PEPP Medical Advisor Select appropriate Faculty Ensure participant and Faculty evaluations for course are completed

9 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (2 of 3) Maintain direct communication with the AAP Coordinate logistical issues Manage course budget Address educational principles within the structure of the course

10 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (3 of 3) Be present for entire course and supervise all aspects of the course Submit completed course rosters to the AAP Ensure the safety of participants

11 PEPP Course Coordinator Requirements PEPP BLS Course Coordinator can teach: PEPP BLS Course PEPP BLS Course Coordinator Orientation PEPP ALS Course Coordinator can teach: PEPP BLS Course PEPP ALS Course PEPP BLS or ALS Course Coordinator Orientation

12 PEPP Medical Advisor Requirements Physician (MD or DO) Current responsibilities in the local or regional EMS system Know local and/or regional EMS jurisdictional protocols

13 Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (1 of 2) Provide direction and advice for the Course Coordinator Review the course content Recommend potential Faculty if needed

14 Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (2 of 2) Identify and clarify jurisdictional and protocol issues to be addressed in the course Serve as a Faculty member if possible

15 PEPP Faculty Requirements Health care professional Appropriately trained for the course and audience that they are teaching

16 Responsibilities of PEPP Faculty Facilitate learning process Be familiar with course structure and material Work with PEPP Course Coordinator and other Faculty Read materials related to PEPP Faculty

17 PEPP Course Requirements (1 of 2) Course size 1:6 Faculty to participant ratio Enough equipment for Skill Stations Room requirements Large room for Lectures Four breakout areas

18 PEPP Course Requirements (2 of 2) Audiovisual Equipment LCD projector and screen Computer with CD-ROM drive DVD player Monitor

19 Continuing Education Credit At this time, the AAP does not award continuing education credits for PEPP Courses Course Coordinators should work with the appropriate agency in their area to arrange for securing continuing education credits

20 Publicizing the PEPP Course on the PEPP Website Go to and complete the online course notification in the Course Coordinator Only section orwww.PEPPsite.com Complete the Course Notification Form in the Appendices of the Resource Manual and mail it to the AAP

21 Budget Considerations Promotion Faculty expenses Equipment Purchase and Rental Facility Expenses Course Supplies Copying Postage

22 PEPP Tests (BLS/ALS versions) Pretests Online On site, paper and pencil Post-test On site Test 1 Test 2

23 PEPP Post-Test Obtaining Tests Test Security Philosophy

24 PEPP Post-Test Administration Preparation Photocopy test and answer sheet Make pencils available Implementation Faculty assistance 80% correct to pass Remediation All tests must be returned to Course Coordinator

25 PEPP Successful Completion Participate in the complete course Pass Post-Test Course Completion Card valid for 2-years

26 PEPP Evaluation Participant evaluation form Faculty evaluation form Course Coordinator must submit these forms to the AAP for the first course they coordinate and are encouraged to submit the forms for subsequent courses

27 PEPP Paperwork (1 of 2) Complete online for no charge at Mail or fax to the AAP with a processing fee

28 PEPP Paperwork (2 of 2) Course Notification Form Course Roster Evaluation Forms Course Coordinator Application

29 Course Coordinator Log-in

30 Course Notification Form

31 Course Roster List

32 New Course Roster

33 Conducting the PEPP Course

34 PEPP Course Components Lectures Skill Stations Scenarios Video

35 What is the difference between the PEPP BLS Course and the PEPP ALS Course? Question

36 Answer PEPP BLS vs. ALS Courses PEPP BLS Course is 7 hours and is intended for BLS providers 15 questions on PEPP Post-Test PEPP ALS Course is 13 hours and is intended for ALS providers 25 questions on PEPP Post-Test

37 PEPP Course Schedule Options BLS One-day course = 7 hours Modular course = 3:15/3:45 ALS Two-day course = 13 hours Modular course = 4/2:30/3/3:30

38 Required BLS Course Lectures Child Development: Applying the Triangle Child Maltreatment Respiratory Emergencies Trauma

39 Optional BLS Course Lectures Cardiovascular Emergencies Children with Special Health Care Needs Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization Medical Emergencies Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child Toxic Exposures

40 Required ALS Course Lectures All lectures included in the BLS Course, plus: Cardiovascular Emergencies Children with Special Health Care Needs Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization Medical Emergencies Course Coordinators Choice of 1 Optional Lecture: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child Toxic Exposures

41 Delivering PEPP Lectures Case-based to enhance learning Presentations available on Toolkit CD-ROM Faculty script included in Resource Manual ALS content is highlighted and may be removed if conducting a BLS course

42 PEPP Skill Stations Two BLS Skill Stations Two ALS Skill Stations Participants rotate through Skill Stations

43 BLS Course Skill Stations Skill Station 1: Airway Management Airway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways) Bag-mask ventilation Foreign body obstruction Skill Station 2: Spinal Stabilization Length-based resuscitation tape Spinal stabilization

44 ALS Course Skill Stations (1 of 2) Skill Station 1: Airway Management Airway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways) Bag-mask ventilation Endotracheal intubation Confirmation of endotracheal placement Foreign body obstruction Tracheostomy management

45 ALS Course Skill Stations (2 of 2) Skill Station 2: Spinal Stabilization and Vascular Access Length-based resuscitation tape Intraosseous needle insertion Spinal stabilization

46 PEPP Scenarios 6 Scenarios 30 minutes each for BLS course 45 minutes each for ALS course Conducted in small groups and participants rotate to various Scenario stations

47 PEPP Scenario Topics Cardiovascular Emergencies Child and Family Interaction Children with Special Health Care Needs Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization Medical Emergencies Trauma

48 PEPP Video Available on DVD Four-segments Segment 1: Pediatric Assessment Triangle (BLS and ALS) Segment 2: Airway Procedures (BLS) Segment 3: Airway Procedures (ALS) Segment 4: Spinal Stabilization (BLS and ALS) Segment 5: Vascular Access (ALS)

49 PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (1 of 2) On site orientation Taught by PEPP Course Coordinator 70 minutes classroom orientation No examination required

50 PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (2 of 2) Online orientation Course Coordinator (open book) examination at

51 Qualifications to Attend Course Coordinator Orientation Physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, paramedic, or EMT Successfully complete the PEPP provider course for the level for which they wish to coordinate courses Experience in teaching EMS or experience in coordinating another standardized course

52 (1 of 2) Resources available: Online submission of records Online Course Coordinator Orientation Continuing education credit information and forms Online ordering of materials Newsletter Bulletin board

53 (2 of 2) Resources available: Pretest Glossary Web links Additional scenarios Online PEPP Renewal Course

54 Summary The AAP will send you a Course Coordinator card, a Course Coordinator ID number, and PEPP tests Thank you for your participation. Enjoy teaching the course!


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