Presentation on theme: "Welcome participants to the PEPP Course Coordinator Group Orientation."— Presentation transcript:
1 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals: Course Coordinator Orientation Welcome participants to the PEPP Course Coordinator Group Orientation.Have participants introduce themselves.
2 Objectives (1 of 2)At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to:Prepare to conduct a PEPP CourseSelect and recruit Faculty for a PEPP CourseRead the objectives.
3 Objectives (2 of 2)At the conclusion of the Course Coordinator Orientation, the participants will be able to:Conduct a PEPP CourseSubmit appropriate PEPP paperwork to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)Read the objectives.
4 Overview of Orientation PEPP Course materialsPEPP Resource Manual Administrative SectionTeaching the PEPP CoursePEPP WebsiteQuestions and AnswersRefer to slide to provide an overview of the orientation.
5 PEPP Course Materials PEPP Textbook PEPP Resource Manual PEPP Toolkit CD-ROMPEPP ALS and BLS DVDPEPP Written TestExplain that there are many resources available to PEPP Course Coordinators.Briefly describe and show the resources listed on the slide.
6 PEPP Resource Manual Administration Educational Principles Lectures ScenariosSkill StationsAppendicesExplain that the PEPP Resource Manual is designed to be used by PEPP Course Coordinators and Faculty. Each person teaching the PEPP Course needs to have a copy of the PEPP Resource Manual. Refer participants to their Resource Manual and briefly describe what is included in each section.
7 PEPP Resource Manual Administration Explain that you will now highlight some of the important information in the Administration section.
8 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (1 of 3) Maintain integrity of programSelect and communicate with a PEPP Medical AdvisorSelect appropriate FacultyEnsure participant and Faculty evaluations for course are completedRead each point on the slide and briefly expand.Explain that the Faculty-to-participant ratio for the PEPP Course is 1:6.
9 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (2 of 3) Maintain direct communication with the AAPCoordinate logistical issuesManage course budgetAddress educational principles within the structure of the courseRead each point on the slide and briefly expand on each.
10 Responsibilities of PEPP Course Coordinator (3 of 3) Be present for entire course and supervise all aspects of the courseSubmit completed course rosters to the AAPEnsure the safety of participantsRead each point on the slide and briefly expand on each.
11 PEPP Course Coordinator Requirements PEPP BLS Course Coordinator can teach:PEPP BLS CoursePEPP BLS Course Coordinator OrientationPEPP ALS Course Coordinator can teach:PEPP BLS CoursePEPP ALS CoursePEPP BLS or ALS Course Coordinator Orientation
12 PEPP Medical Advisor Requirements Physician (MD or DO)Current responsibilities in the local or regional EMS systemKnow local and/or regional EMS jurisdictional protocolsRead the slide.Explain that each PEPP Course needs to have a Medical Advisor. Emphasize that the role of the Medical Advisor is to be a medical resource to the Course Coordinator on EMS issues or specific pediatric concerns related to the course. The Medical Advisor does not have to be on site during the course.
13 Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (1 of 2) Provide direction and advice for the Course CoordinatorReview the course contentRecommend potential Faculty if neededRead the slide.
14 Responsibilities of PEPP Medical Advisor (2 of 2) Identify and clarify jurisdictional and protocol issues to be addressed in the courseServe as a Faculty member if possibleRead the slide.
15 PEPP Faculty Requirements Health care professionalAppropriately trained for the course and audience that they are teachingRead the slide.Explain that Faculty do not necessarily need to be people who have completed a PEPP Course. However, if they are not, the Course Coordinator should meet with the Faculty prior to the course to explain the course philosophy.Emphasize the importance of adhering to the medical principles presented in the course. This will prevent confusion and ensure that the course is consistently taught.
16 Responsibilities of PEPP Faculty Facilitate learning processBe familiar with course structure and materialWork with PEPP Course Coordinator and other FacultyRead materials related to PEPP FacultyRead the slide and expand briefly on each point.
17 PEPP Course Requirements (1 of 2) Course size1:6 Faculty to participant ratioEnough equipment for Skill StationsRoom requirementsLarge room for LecturesFour breakout areas
18 PEPP Course Requirements (2 of 2) Audiovisual EquipmentLCD projector and screenComputer with CD-ROM driveDVD playerMonitor
19 Continuing Education Credit At this time, the AAP does not award continuing education credits for PEPP CoursesCourse Coordinators should work with the appropriate agency in their area to arrange for securing continuing education creditsExplain that it is the Course Coordinator’s responsibility to secure continuing education credit, if needed. At this time, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not provide continuing education credits for the PEPP Course. If you know the procedure for securing continuing education credits in your area, explain this to the participants.
20 Publicizing the PEPP Course on the PEPP Website Go to and complete the online course notification in the Course Coordinator Only section orComplete the Course Notification Form in the Appendices of the Resource Manual and mail it to the AAPEncourage participants to notify the American Academy of Pediatrics of courses they have scheduled that are open to the public. Explain the ways that this can be done by referring to the points on the slide.
21 Budget Considerations PromotionFaculty expensesEquipment Purchase and RentalFacility ExpensesCourse SuppliesCopyingPostageThe Course Coordinator is responsible for the course budget. Read the budget considerations listed on the slide.Budget issues will be quite variable from course to course. Some Course Coordinators may wish to charge a fee to participants for taking the course in order to cover costs of implementing the course. The need and amount of course fees are at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.
22 PEPP Tests (BLS/ALS versions) PretestsOnlineOn site, paper and pencilPost-testOn siteTest 1Test 2Explain that the PEPP Pretest can be taken on the PEPP website at It is optional to administer the Pretest as part of the PEPP Course. If you plan to administer the PEPP Pretest as part of the PEPP Course, time needs to be added to the schedule.
23 PEPP Post-Test Obtaining Tests Test Security Philosophy The American Academy of Pediatrics issues a test packet to a person when they become a Course Coordinator.Emphasize that the Course Coordinator is responsible for test security and that no participant should be allowed to leave with a copy of the test.The test are case-based to evaluate whether participants can apply the information learned in the course.
24 PEPP Post-Test Administration PreparationPhotocopy test and answer sheetMake pencils availableImplementationFaculty assistance80% correct to passRemediationAll tests must be returned to Course CoordinatorEmphasize the following information:The Course Coordinator needs to photocopy the test and answer sheet prior to the course.Faculty may assist with the administration of the post-test.80% correct is a passing score on the post-test. The ALS post-test contains 25 questions. The participant must answer 20 correctly to pass. The BLS post-test contains 15 questions. The participant must answer 12 correctly to pass.A student can take the post-test a second time. If Test 1 was taken, then give the participant Test 2 as the second test.If a student does not pass the second post-test, he/she is not eligible to receive a Course Completion Card. The Course Coordinator should encourage the individual to student the textbook and retake the course at another time.
25 PEPP Successful Completion Participate in the complete coursePass Post-TestCourse 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 coursesFeedback from participants and Faculty is an important part of maintaining the quality of the PEPP Course.Each participant needs to complete a participant evaluation form.Each Faculty member needs to complete a Faculty evaluation form.The Course Coordinator must submit these forms to the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first course that they coordinate.Course Coordinators are encouraged to submit evaluation forms for all of the courses they coordinate, but are not required to do so.Evaluations are critical for continuous improvement of the PEPP Course.
27 PEPP Paperwork (1 of 2)Complete online for no charge atMail or fax to the AAP with a processing feeIf you have internet access in the classroom, show participants the PEPP website. If not, a few screens from the PEPP website will be shown in upcoming slides.Most paperwork can be submitted to the AAP electronically for no charge.There is a processing fee for rosters and Course Coordinator applications submitted through the mail.
28 PEPP Paperwork (2 of 2) Course Notification Form Course Roster Evaluation FormsCourse Coordinator ApplicationRefer participants to the Course Notification Form in the Resource Manual Appendix. If you are teaching a PEPP Course that is open to the public, you can post your course on the PEPP website by going to If you do not have access to the internet, you can use the form in the Resource Manual Appendix and mail it to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Refer participants to the Course Roster in the Resource Manual Appendix. This Roster needs to be completed and submitted to the American Academy of Pediatrics for each PEPP Course you conduct. It can be completed through the PEPP website for no charge or it can be mailed to the American Academy of Pediatrics with a $20 processing fee.Refer participants to the Evaluation Forms in the Resource Manual Appendix. Explain that Course Coordinators are required to submit these forms for the first course that they teach and are encouraged to submit them for all of the courses they teach.Refer participants to the Course Coordinator Application in the Resource Manual Appendix. A person interested in becoming a PEPP Course Coordinator must complete this form. Those taking the online Course Coordinator Orientation will complete this form online.
33 Conducting the PEPP Course The next section will provide the basics on conducting the various components of the PEPP Course.
34 PEPP Course Components LecturesSkill StationsScenariosVideoRead the slide.
35 QuestionWhat is the difference between the PEPP BLS Course and the PEPP ALS Course?Read the slide. Wait for response.
36 Answer PEPP BLS vs. ALS Courses PEPP BLS Course is 7 hours and is intended for BLS providers15 questions on PEPP Post-TestPEPP ALS Course is 13 hours and is intended for ALS providers25 questions on PEPP Post-TestRead the slide.Refer participants to the Comparison Chart in the Resource Manual Appendix. Highlight the differences described in the chart.Emphasize that the PEPP Course Schedule can be implemented in a number of different ways, as long as the required components are covered.
38 Required BLS Course Lectures Child Development: Applying the TriangleChild MaltreatmentRespiratory EmergenciesTraumaRead the slide.
39 Optional BLS Course Lectures Cardiovascular EmergenciesChildren with Special Health Care NeedsEmergency Delivery and Newborn StabilizationMedical EmergenciesSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a ChildToxic Exposures
40 Required ALS Course Lectures All lectures included in the BLS Course, plus:Cardiovascular EmergenciesChildren with Special Health Care NeedsEmergency Delivery and Newborn StabilizationMedical EmergenciesCourse Coordinator’s Choice of 1 Optional Lecture:Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a ChildToxic ExposuresRead the slide.
41 Delivering PEPP Lectures Case-based to enhance learningPresentations available on Toolkit CD-ROMFaculty script included in Resource ManualALS content is highlighted and may be removed if conducting a BLS courseRefer the participants to one of the lectures in the Resource Manual. Explain that if a BLS course is being given, the ALS content may be removed.
42 PEPP Skill Stations Two BLS Skill Stations Two ALS Skill Stations Participants rotate through Skill StationsRead the slide.Have participants open the Resource Manual to one of the Skill Stations and briefly discuss how to conduct a Skills Station.
43 BLS Course Skill Stations Skill Station 1: Airway ManagementAirway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways)Bag-mask ventilationForeign body obstructionSkill Station 2: Spinal StabilizationLength-based resuscitation tapeSpinal stabilizationRead the slide.
44 ALS Course Skill Stations (1 of 2) Skill Station 1: Airway ManagementAirway adjuncts (oral and nasopharyngeal airways)Bag-mask ventilationEndotracheal intubationConfirmation of endotracheal placementForeign body obstructionTracheostomy managementRead the slide.
45 ALS Course Skill Stations (2 of 2) Skill Station 2: Spinal Stabilization and Vascular AccessLength-based resuscitation tapeIntraosseous needle insertionSpinal stabilizationRead the slide.
46 PEPP Scenarios 6 Scenarios 30 minutes each for BLS course45 minutes each for ALS courseConducted in small groups and participants rotate to various Scenario stationsRead the slide.Have participants refer to a Scenario in the Resource Manual and briefly describe how to conduct a Scenario station.Emphasize the importance of engaging participants in a discussion. Encourage everyone to participate.For tips on teaching, see the Educational Principles section in the Resource Manual.
47 PEPP Scenario Topics Cardiovascular Emergencies Child and Family InteractionChildren with Special Health Care NeedsEmergency Delivery and Newborn StabilizationMedical EmergenciesTraumaRead the slide.
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)Read the slide.
49 PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (1 of 2) On site orientationTaught by PEPP Course Coordinator70 minutes classroom orientationNo examination requiredAs a PEPP Course Coordinator, you are qualified to conduct a PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation.There are PowerPoint slides available on the Toolkit CD-ROM for conducting the orientation.Qualified individuals also have the choice of reading the PEPP Resource Manual and then completing the online Course Coordinator examination.
50 PEPP Course Coordinator Orientation (2 of 2) Online orientationCourse Coordinator (open book) examination at
51 Qualifications to Attend Course Coordinator Orientation Physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, paramedic, or EMTSuccessfully complete the PEPP provider course for the level for which they wish to coordinate coursesExperience in teaching EMS or experience in coordinating another standardized courseRead the slide.Explain that there are two levels of PEPP Course Coordinators, BLS and ALS.An ALS Course Coordinator can teach the PEPP BLS or ALS Course and can provide an orientation for qualified individuals who wish to become PEPP BLS or ALS Course Coordinators.A BLS Course Coordinator can teach the PEPP BLS Course and can provide an orientation for qualified individuals who wish to become PEPP BLS Course Coordinators.
52 www.PEPPsite.com (1 of 2) Resources available: Online submission of recordsOnline Course Coordinator OrientationContinuing education credit information and formsOnline ordering of materialsNewsletterBulletin boardRead the slide.If an internet connection is available in the classroom, demonstrate some of the resources.
53 www.PEPPsite.com (2 of 2) Resources available: Pretest Glossary Web linksAdditional scenariosOnline PEPP Renewal CourseRead the slide.
54 SummaryThe AAP will send you a Course Coordinator card, a Course Coordinator ID number, and PEPP testsThank you for your participation.Enjoy teaching the course!Read the slide and encourage participants to teach the course.