About the Conference

About the Conference
20th Birthday Party Celebrating Tennessee
Emergency Medical Services For Children
• Understand emerging evidence-based considerations in
acute pediatric care
• Be better prepared for the complications that caring for
pediatric populations may present in the acute setting
• Standardize systems of acute care so that pediatric
patients experience best practices in acute and emergency
Target Audience
Pediatricians, Family and Internal Medicine Physicians,
Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pediatric
Subspecialists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical or Nursing Students,
EMS Providers, EMS Students, PA students and Paramedics
Activity Director
Rita Westbrook, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital/Emergency Department
Knoxville, TN
ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State
University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA
PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
Joint Sponsorship
Registration Fees
Physicians, PAs, APNs
Nurses, Allied Health
EMS, Students
Square Room located in the Market Square Mall
4 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544-4199
Dinner & Drinks
Live and Silent Auctions, Dancing, and more
Casual Dress
$40 per person or $75 per couple
Sponsored table available $1,000 per table of 8
Chaired by Dr. Kevin Brinkman
East Tennessee State University
Quillen College of Medicine
Office of ContinuingMedical Education
BOX 70572
March 28, 2014
6:00 PM
Learning Objectives
A fundraiser to support the children of Tennessee
through the Tennessee Emergency Medical
Services for Children Foundation (TN EMSC)
and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
To register or for more information,
go to www.etsu.edu/cme/
or call (423) 439-8027.
The 13th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care
Pediatrics Conference is the result of collaboration between
Tennessee’s four Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Centers
(CRPCs) and the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for
Children (TN EMSC). The courses provide practical clinical
information on urgent and emergent pediatric challenges in
an atmosphere that encourages participant interaction.
Before 3/14
After 3/14
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Knoxville,
501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee. Reservations may be made by contacting the Hilton Knoxville at
(865) 523-2300, and referencing, “reservation #EMSC1,” by
February 25, 2014. Rates: $109 + tax per night, single or
CNE Credit: 12.0 continuing nursing education contact hours for
this conference. East Tennessee State University College of
Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education
by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
This event is presented by the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital,
the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children, the
Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical
Education, and the College of Nursing Office of Continuing
Education at East Tennessee State University.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance
with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
sponsorship of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State
University and the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for
Children. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:00 - 7:20
Breakfast / Registration/Exhibitors
Rita Westbrook, M.D., FACEP
Do You Have The Right Dose?
Michael Wallace, BSHS, CCPM
Every 1/2 Second Counts: A Victim’s Perspective
on Health Care
Ridley Barron, B.A., MRE
Breakout #1
Penetrating Trauma
Regan Williams
Break/Visit Exhibitors
Supporting Children after Crisis Events
Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.
Breakout #1
Pediatric Airway Emergency: We’re All Going to See One!
Ricky Mohon, M.D.
Ridley Barron, BA, MRE
President/CEO, Ridley Barron Ministries
Thompsons Station, TN
Kevin Brinkmann, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN
Cristina Estrada, M.D.
Assistant Professor / Interim Division Chief/Medical Director of
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Will Ferguson, M.D.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Emergency Medical Services
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital,
Birmingham, AL
Breakout #2
Generation Y: #SocialMediaTrends @ InTodaysYouth
Brandon Smith, EMT-P
Breakout #2
Information Technology in Pediatrics: What Do
Families Want?
Andy Spooner, M.D., MS, FAAP
Breakout #3
“Same Difference”: Pediatric Emergencies in the
Adult E.R.
Will Ferguson, M.D.
Break/Visit Exhibitors
Breakout #3
Drug Testing in the Pediatric ED: “Oops, Baby
with Cocaine in the Urine! What Do I Do Now?
Rick Sances, M.D.
Mary Palmer, M.D.
Surprise Cases at 2 A.M.
Cristina Estrada, M.D.
Safety: A Piece of Cake as Long as You
Sheri Smith, R.N.
Lunch/Award Presentations
Oops: Case Studies for When Things Don’t
Go as Planned (Case Presentation Panel)
Kevin Brinkmann, M.D.
Sheri Smith, R.N.
Course Alterations
Changes in the program faculty, topics, and/or schedule may be necessary. These may occur without
notice when time does not permit notification.
Break/Visit Exhibitors
Breakout #1
Creepy, Crawling, Critters: Case Reports
Rita Westbrook, M.D., FACEP
Breakout #2
“Communication Failure”: Keeping Kids Safe
Marvin Hall, M.D., FAAP, CPE
Breakout #3
Rub-a-Dub-Dub 100 Kids in a Tub:
Pediatric Decontamination
Captain Mark Wilbanks, A.S., CCEMTP IC
The Initial Treatment of DKA in the ER:
The ER Physician’s Perspective
Ken Wicker, M.D.
Big Problems Come in Small Packages:
Planning for Children and Families in Disasters
Lou Romig, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Closing Remarks/Evaluation
To register or for more information,
go to www.etsu.edu/cme/
or call (423) 439-8027.
Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.
Faculty, Duke University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Durham, NC
Marvin Hall, M.D., FAAP, CPE
Pediatric Intensivist
Associate Medical Director
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
Ricky Mohon, M.D., FAAP, FACP
Department of Pediatrics
Director or Pediatric Pulmonology
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
Mary Palmer, M.D.
Emergency and Child Abuse Pediatrics
Children’s Pediatric Group
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Knoxville, TN
Lou Romig, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Attending Pediatric Emergency Physician
Consultant in Pediatric Disaster Preparedness
South Florida Baptist Health System
Miami, FL
Rick Sances, M.D.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Medical Director, Laboratory
Knoxville, TN
Director, Center for Simulation and Training
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
Brandon Smith, EMT-P
Public Safety Coordinator
Putnam County 911/EMS
Cookeville, TN
Sheri Smith, R.N., BSN
Nursing Director, Critical Care Services
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Knoxville, TN
Andy Spooner, M.D., M.S., FAAP
Chief Medical Information Officer
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Michael Wallace, BSHS, CCPM
EMS Operations Manager
Williamson Medical Center
Franklin, TN
Rita Westbrook, M.D., E.D., FACEP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Knoxville, TN
Ken Wicker, M.D., FAAP
Emergency Physician
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Knoxville, TN
Captain Mark Wilbanks, A.S., CCEMTP I.C.
Quality Improvement Officer, EMS Division
City of Knoxville Fire Department
Knoxville, TN
Regan Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatrics Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
University LeBonheur Pediatric Specialists
Memphis, TN