Section on Transport Medicine Academic and Scientific Program  

 Section on Transport Medicine Academic and Scientific Program SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
10:00 AM Exhibits
1:00 PM
Welcome and Section Business
1:15 PM
PLENARY: Leadership/Visionary Keynote
Lessons learned and pearls from the life journey of a transformational leader who has also been involved in transport
as a neonatologist.
2:15 PM
Panel Discussion — "So Now You Are In Charge—Pearls from Learning the Hard Way"
3-4 faculty members (MD, RN) with varying years of experience discuss memorable obstacles and events they
experienced leading transport teams and how they resolved them.
3:15 PM
Afternoon Break
3:30 PM
Scientific Session -- Oral Presentations
Oral presentations of scientific abstracts submitted to and selected by the SOTM. Each speaker will have roughly
10 minutes for his or her platform presentation and answer questions from the audience.
 Identifying and Defining Significant and Relevant Events during Pediatric Transport: Combined ModifiedDelphi and Consensus Meeting Methodology
Anna C Gunz, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
 Decreasing the Use of Lights and Sirens in an Urban Environment: A Quality Improvement Initiative
Laura Westley, RN, MSM, CNPT, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Pediatric Specialty Transport Teams Are Not Associated with Lower Mortality after 48 Hours of PICU Stay:
A Propensity Analysis of the VPS Database
Michael Thomas Meyer, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
 Increasing Success Rate of Transport Team Non-Emergent Neonatal Intubations through Standardized
Premedication
Heather Furlong Craven, MD, Pediatrics/Neonatology, Brenner Children's Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
 Comparison of Transferred Versus Non-Transferred Pediatric Patients Admitted for Sepsis
Michelle Schimelpfenig, DO, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD
 Does Transport of Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Impact Their Physiologic Stability Scores?
Silvestre R. Duran, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
5:00 PM
Scientific Session — Poster Presentations
Poster presentations of scientific abstracts submitted to and selected by the SOTM. The format is "walk arounds."
Each speaker will annotate his or her poster for 5-7 minutes and answer questions from the audience.
 Neonatal Cooling on Transport
Tonya A Jack, MSN, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
 Achieving Optimal Therapeutic Hypothermia on Transport
Elizabeth Schump, MSN, APRN, HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Service, Overland Park, KS
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 Assessment of Factors That Jeopardize Maintenance of Normal Infant Temperatures during Neonatal Transport
Sara K. Andrews, NNP, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, MN
 Improving Patient Safety and Communication; The Transport Hand-Off Tool
Megan Caldwell, RN, BSN, HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Service, Overland Park, KS
 Improving Safety during Whole Body Cooling on Transport for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Tiffany D. Stafford, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
 Education of Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows in Transport Medicine: A Needs Assessment
Geoffrey E. Mickells, MD, Department of Pediatrics, FSM Northwestern University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 High Fidelity Simulation for Transport Training
Jennifer Bee, BSN, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
 Touchdown: Does "Where" Matter? Understanding the Impact of Dual Helicopter Landing Zones for a
Tertiary Care Children's Hospital
Katherine Kenningham, MD1, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
 Optimizing Developmental Care for Neonates on Transport - the Dcot Project
Patricia Ochipa, BSN, C-NPT, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
 Rapid Sequence Intubation in Pediatric Critical Care Transport: A Retrospective Analysis of Point of Care
Testing and Its Value in Clinical Decision Making
Grant Darian Reynolds, BSN, RN, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
 Comparison of Two Pre-Medication Protocols for Non-Emergent Neonatal Tracheal Intubation during
Transport
Nick Townley, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
 Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Chronic Lung Disease in Transported Neonates with Early CPAP
Initiation
Heather D Smith, RN, BSN, Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, Roanoke, VA
 A Quality Improvement Initiative: Pilot Study to Improve the Use of Telemedicine on Transport
Cathy L. Richards, BSN, West Virginia University Hospital Ruby Memorial, Morgantown, WV
 Characteristics and Disposition of Children Who Undergo Intraosseous Placement before Transport
Elizabeth Kantor, RN, BS, CCRN, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
 Transport Review: Unintended Neonatal Hypothermia Post Transport
Christina Kent, BSN, Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
 Stress Reduction for the Pediatric Transport Patient through Child Life Intervention
John M Sladewski, BS - Human Development and Family Studies, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New
Brunswick, NJ
 Bridging the Gap: Telemedicine for Safe Transport of Infants
Cathy L. Richards, BSN, West Virginia University Hospital Ruby Memorial, Morgantown, WV
 Not Just a Transport Team
Shelly Marino, RN, C-NPT, UK Healthcare/Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington, KY
 Use of Flight Criteria to Reduce the Number of Flights for a Neonatal-Pediatric Transport Team: A Quality
Improvement Initiative
Laura M. Cerny, MD, St Louis University, St. Louis, MO
6:00 PM
25th Anniversary Celebration — Birth of a Section!
7:00 PM
Adjourn
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"Grooming the Next Generation of Transport Leaders" MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:05 AM
An Update on SOTM-sponsored Publications
There are/will be several SOTM sponsored publications in development and various stages of press. The audience
will be updated on the status of these publications.
8:15 AM
PLENARY: Legal Risk Controversies in Transport
The laws and lack of laws that govern neonatal and pediatric transport can be unclear and are often poorly understood. An RN attorney for a major aeromedical transport corporation will discuss the regulations everyone must know
and controversial cases arising from these.
9:15 AM
PLENARY: High-stakes Negotiation Techniques
A negotiation expert from the corporate/law enforcement world will discuss the science of negotiation and its
applicability to leading an organization like a transport program. When people think of negotiation, they tend to think
about big, high dollar deals. The truth is that we negotiate with friends, colleagues, and family all the time.
10:15 AM Morning Break
10:30 AM BREAKOUTS
CLINICAL/LEADERSHIP 45 minutes x 2
 This Patient Needs Your Help Now: X-rays that Require Intervention
This session will not make you a radiologist, but you will learn to identify critical, time-dependent conditions on
X-ray and discuss appropriate interventions.
 Developing Electronic Medical Record systems for use on Transport
There has been a surge of energy on the listserv® about different transport teams' experiences in all stages of
electronic medical documentation. Learn from the experiences of experts and colleagues.
LEADERSHIP 45 minutes x 2
 Understanding Business Contracts and Working with Vendors
Unless you have an MBA or a law degree, the language of contracts can be very foreign. Have an expert in
transport law help decipher common contract language and discuss your most important considerations.
 Financial Lingo for People Who Hate Math but Love Money
If the most you know about budgets is balancing your check book, you are not alone. You won't be an expert,
but you will learn the language of budgets and business and how it applies to managing a transport team.
PRACTICAL 90 minutes x 1
 The Difficult Airway in Transport: A Hands-On Workshop
Airway management is a basic skill for transport team members. Because of the complexity of the neonatal and
pediatric patients that require transport, often their airway management is quite complex. Various ways on how to
manage difficult airways are discussed and then participants are offered an opportunity to practice the techniques.
12:00 PM Lunch Break - Visit Exhibits
2:15 PM
PLENARY: Update on National Quality Metrics Project
During the NCE 2012, the audience participated in a modified Delphi electronic survey which resulted in the first
consensus quality metrics for critical care transport. Learn what has occurred with this project since then and the
quality improvement that has resulted.
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3:15 PM
Panel Discussion: Obstacles and Successes Using Quality Metrics
A panel discussion by personnel from programs (3-4) currently tracking their performances using the metrics. Lessons
learned, obstacles encountered, and local successes achieved using the metrics will be discussed.
4:15 PM
Afternoon Break
4:30 PM
BREAKOUTS
CLINICAL 45 minutes x 2
 Lessons Learned from Child Life: Alleviating Patient Anxiety
In the hospital, Child Life experts reliably use non-pharmacological techniques for alleviating pain and anxiety in
children especially around pending procedures. The audience will learn tricks of the trade and strategies for
bringing this to the world of transport.
 Transport Potpourri -- Q&A with audience response system (ARS)
Similar sessions have gotten tremendous reviews in the past. The audiences really like the active participation of
the ARS. This session is a collection of questions and answers related to transport and presented by a critical care
expert.
LEADERSHIP 45 minutes x 2
 Identifying Risks and Developing Mitigation Strategies
Transport is a dangerous field. One has to know the risks in order to mitigate them. The audience will learn about
strategies for identifying risks in transport and minimizing the chances of experiencing bad outcomes.
 Repairing the Dysfunctional Team: Introduction to Team Dynamics
High performing teams are comprised of people with different strengths who exceed the abilities of any one
member because they work well together. What happens when the team stops working well together? The
audience will learn about common problems faced by teams and what are necessary steps towards rebuilding
those relationships.
PRACTICAL 90 minutes x 1
 The Difficult Airway in Transport: A Hands-On Workshop
Airway management is a basic skill for transport team members. Because of the complexity of the neonatal and
pediatric patients that require transport, often their airway management is quite complex. Various ways on how to
manage difficult airways are discussed and then participants are offered an opportunity to practice the techniques.
6:00 PM
Adjourn
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Announcements and Information on 2016 Course
8:15 AM
PLENARY: The Latest in Goal-directed Identification and Management of Sepsis
The latest evidence will be presented for identifying and managing sepsis and a discussion of the critical role a
transport team plays in assisting a positive outcome for those patients.
9:15 AM
BREAKOUTS
CLINICAL 45 minutes x 2
 Toxicology and Poisonings for the Transport Provider
Poisonings and overdoses especially when unknown can cause a lot of anxiety for a transport team. Learn how to
identify constellations of signs and symptoms helping to diagnose ingestions and strategies for managing them en
route. Also, learn about the latest drugs of abuse and what your concerns should be.
 Lessons Learned from Difficult Transports
A series of case studies involving lessons learned managing incredibly sick infants and children made more
challenging by the environment of transport.
LEADERSHIP 45 minutes x 2
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 What is Strategic Planning and Why is it Important for Transport?
Learn what a strategic plan is, what are the components, and why it is important for transport. Participants will
learn enough to get started with a strategic plan for their teams.
 Ensuring the Clinical Competency of Your Team
How do you ensure that your team members are truly trained to do their jobs? How do you make sure they
continue to be competent as transport personnel? Learn best practices for making sure your team is always ready
to perform well.
PRACTICAL 90 minutes x 1
 Difficult Airway in Transport: A Hands-On Workshop
Airway management is a basic skill for transport team members. Because of the complexity of the neonatal and
pediatric patients that require transport, often their airway management is quite complex. Various ways on how to
manage difficult airways are discussed and then participants are offered an opportunity to practice the techniques.
10:45 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM PLENARY: Difficult Conversations: Addressing Performance Issues in Friends and Colleagues
Whether in transport or otherwise, we all occasionally have to address frustrations with performance and behaviors of
people we work with, friends or family members. Learn some time-tested strategies to begin these difficult
conversations.
12:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn
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