Pediatric Surge Resources

Pediatric Surge Resources


PPN FAQs Oseltamivir Shortage_221220
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Navigating potential influenza antiviral medication shortages: Information for healthcare providers

Surge Resources List
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Resources for Families

Resources for Families



Telemedicine Focus Group

The Telemedicine Focus Group (TMFG) focuses on optimizing providers’ ability to deliver effective pediatric treatment across regional and state lines by developing resources and guidelines. The TMFG coordinates with hospitals and command centers to leverage telehealth programs into the larger context of crisis management and help stabilize emergency needs.

Mental Health Focus Group

The Mental Health Focus Group has a strong team of experts providing resources and programs. Their focus is on educating providers in triaging and assessing pediatric mental health needs during a disaster. In addition, the Mental Health Focus Group also focuses on care post-disaster considering that mental health often calls for long term and follow-up care, especially in adolescents.

Legal Resource Guide

Several focus groups have collaborated to develop a legal resource guide. The guide is intended to serve as a reference for emergency managers, administrators, and providers to successfully deliver care during a disaster. The core objective of this guide is to produce a strategic assessment of legal or policy issues affecting the development of a regional model to enhance emergency pediatric disaster responses.


The MCI/ Active Threats Focus Group collaborated with several experts to develop a webinar series on mass casualty incidents involving children. Topics include the STOP THE BLEED® program, the results of a readiness survey, and a panel discussion and research on mass shooting events.

Lessons Learned: Boston Marathon Bombing, and the Sandy Hook shooting


Discussion 8/13/20:

Jay Fisher (MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, UNLV) and panelists Paul Biddinger (MD, FACEP, Endowed Chair in Emergency Preparedness and Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Principal Investigator, MA/R1 Partnership RDHRS), Deborah Kuhls (MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCST, Director of Trauma ICU and Chief of Critical Care Medicine, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada), and Brendan Campbell (MD, MPH, FACS, Director of Trauma Pediatric Surgical Quality and Safety Officer Donald Hight Endowed Chair of General Pediatric Surgery, Connecticut Children’s Hospital; Chair, Injury Prevention and Control Committee, ACS COT) discuss lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the Sandy Hook shootings.

Review of data collected from the Active Shooter Response Readiness Survey


Discussion 9/3/20:

Jay Fisher (MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, UNLV) reviews the data collected from the Active Shooter Response Readiness Survey and explores priorities for preparedness discussed by the expert panelists during our August 13th webinar.

Epidemiology of mass shootings in the U.S. as it pertains to children


Discussion 10/12/20:

Michael L. Nance (MD, Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program at CHOP, Investigator at the CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Josephine J. and John M. Templeton Jr. Chair in Pediatric Trauma at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania) discusses his recent research on the epidemiology of mass shootings in the U.S. as it pertains to children.



Discussion 2/2/21:

Craig Goolsby (MD, MEd, FACEP, Professor, Vice Chair of Education, USU Military and Emergency Medicine; Science Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health) and Cassandra Trummel (MSN, RN, TCRN, Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, University Medical Center) discuss the STOP THE BLEED® program, its implementation in schools, appropriate age ranges, and the challenge of knowledge retention as it pertains to community MCI preparation.

The Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management is supported by Award Number 6 U3REP190616-01-02 from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ASPR or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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