Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Outreach Symposium | Garden City, KS

Garden City, KS US
August 21, 2024 to August 22, 2024


This symposium is for interdisciplinary healthcare team members caring for pediatric patients in an emergency and pre-hospital setting. Current clinical issues and implications for children's health and clinician care delivery are presented and discussed. 

This education will be held at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas with an in person and virtual attendance options. 

Target Audience

This conference is for interdisciplinary healthcare team members including nursing, providers and pre-hospital providers.

Learner Outcomes

After attending this education, learners will report new knowledge and intent to change practice to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric patients in an emergent setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss assessment tools, initial interventions, and escalation for pediatric patients.
  • Describe basic prehospital and hospital assessment of the pediatric trauma patient.
  • Outline evaluation and management of pediatric orthopedic trauma injuries including MVC, autoped, and farm accidents.
  • List three signs concerning for possible non accidental trauma that warrant further evaluation.
  • Discuss appropriate interventions to stabilize pediatric patients presenting with respiratory distress.
  • List three strategies to support pediatric patients during medical procedures.
  • Develop a plan when approaching management of the pediatric airway.
  • Review presentation and treatment of pediatric sepsis.
  • Outline differences between CPR and quality CPR, including common errors and mitigation strategies.
  • Discuss medication use for acute seizure management and stabilization.
  • Describe the initial management of pediatric burns and determine an appropriate disposition.
  • Review presentation and treatment of a variety of pediatric emergency medicine cases.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.00 Attendance
  • 10.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 10.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/21/2024 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
08/22/2024 - 12:00pm MDT



*Children’s Hospital Colorado reserves the right to modify the agenda or cancel this conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstances.


St. Catherine's Hospital
401 East Spurce Street
Garden City, KS 67846
United States

This event will be held in the Classroom A & B.

Faculty and Planning Committee

Joan L. Booker, MS, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, CDCES
Facility Based Educator – St. Catherine Hospital
CommonSpirit Health

Ray Cuellar
Operations Coordinator
Professional Development
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Megan Fisher, BS, CCLS
Child Life Educator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Christal Ketteler, BSN, RN
Enterprise ED/Trauma Specialty Educator
CommonSpirit Health - Colorado/Utah/Kansas Division

Jason Kotas, NREMT
EMS Outreach Manager
Children's Hospital Colorado

Patrick Mahar, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Maria J. Mandt, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director of EMS and Critical Care Transport
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kelly La Mendola, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Manager- Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department
CommonSpirit Health - St. Catherine Hospital

Candy Picar, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
VP of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
CommonSpirit Health – Kansas Division

Kelly Reichert, MS, RN, CCRN
Professional Development Specialist
Outreach Education
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kelley Roswell, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Children's Hospital Colorado

Julia S. Sanders, MD
Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma Program, Children's Hospital Colorado
Assistant Professor

Nicki Shonka, MS, RN, NPD-BC CPN
Clinical Education Outreach Program Director
Children's Hospital Colorado

Paula Szwargulski, RN
Regional Director of Nursing
ICU, Med/Surg, Rehab, Emergency Dept
CommonSpirit Health - Kansas Division

Taylor Townsend, MSN, RN, CPN
Trauma Program Manager
Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

John Wiersch, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
University of Colorado
Medical Director, Pediatric Burn Program
Pediatric Surgeon
Children’s Hospital Colorado


Continuing Education Credits

Registration, attendance, sign-in and submission of the evaluation, including a written response to questions related to any change in practice that you may make as a result of learning that took place at this activity, are required for successful completion and receipt of the certificate of attendance. Claim only those hours you attend.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 10 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 10 continuing education credits for all pre-hospital providers.


A general certificate of attendance will be available.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.00 Attendance
  • 10.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 10.00 NCPD


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Cancelation Policy

No refunds will be granted for non-attendance, although you may send a substitute. The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by August 1, 2024 with a full refund to learners.

with a full refund to participants.