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March 9, 2019
7:15 am - 4:00 pm

1719 E. 19th Ave.  |  Denver, CO 80205

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1719 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80205
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Colorado Room North, 1719 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Free parking is available in the professional plaza west garage or directly on 19th Avenue. Enter through the “Surgery Entrance” and the Colorado Room North is the second door on your right.

General Symposium Information

  • The morning session of the symposium is available in person or via WebEx. Full day registration for in person attendees only.
  • 7 hours of EMS and nursing CEs/CEUs will be awarded.
  • The Symposium is offered at no charge.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided for those attending both sessions

Breakfast provided to those attending only the morning session

Please contact Ben Dunn (EMS Coordinator at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s), at or 720-754-4061.


7:15 a.m. -7:45 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
Morning Session – Lectures
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pediatric Airway Management
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Pediatric Trauma Emergencies
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Congenital Heart Emergencies
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
OB Emergencies

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH/FACILITY TOURS
Afternoon Session – Simulations/Skills Stations
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Simulation Session 1
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Simulation Session 2
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Simulation Session 3

Station options include the following.

  • OB simulation
  • Pediatric simulation
  • Newborn simulation
  • Premature infant simulation
  • Adolescent simulation
  • Pediatric tracheostomy care
  • ECMO lab simulation

Stations will be assigned at registration on the day of the conference.

Our High Fidelity Simulation Manikins offer a wide-range of clinical functionality to teach the stabilization skills for airway, breathing and circulation management.

Schedule of Speakers

“Pediatric Airway Management” – Neil Cella, MD (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

  • Pediatric respiratory distress into failure
  • Airway clearance modalities
  • Effective positive pressure ventilations
  • Pediatric LMAs and iGels
  • Pediatric intubation

“Pediatric Trauma” – Erica Douglass, MD (Emergency Medicine, AirLife Medical Director)

  • Review differences in pediatric patients and how their differences impact traumatic injury.
  • Review unique pediatric injuries.
  • Discuss differences in management of pediatric trauma patients. 

“Congenital Heart Emergencies ” – Abhay Divekar, MD (Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Specialist)

  • Review assessment and treatment considerations for preoperative and
    postoperative pediatric congenital heart patients.

“OB Emergencies” – Karen Snider, RN, MSN (AirLife High-Risk OB Team) 

  • Identify and recognize the overall changes during pregnancy; cardiac, pulmonary, renal etc.
  • Assess and evaluate whether to stay or to go with potentially delivering pregnant patient in EMS setting.
  • Describe options in the ems setting that can assist with providing a safe transport of the obstetrical patient.

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An Overview of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) is the anchor hospital in HealthONE’s pediatric system of care. 148 bed pediatric hospital includes an 84-bed NICU, a 20-bed PICU, and a 53-bed pediatric inpatient unit • 8 operating rooms –the most technologically advanced in the region • 300 board-certified affiliated pediatric specialists and perinatologists that care for high-risk mothers, infants, children, and teens • With the exception of multisystem trauma patients, RMHC at P/SL provides expert care for all pediatric patients requiring emergency, intensive, and surgical care. • RMHC has internationally renowned surgeons who treat patients from all over the world • HealthONE hospital affiliations with RMHC build entry points for children’s health throughout the Denver metro area • Refer to this guide for more information about services offered at RMHC affiliated HealthONE hospitals. Other affiliations and partnerships, including National Jewish Health for Kids and Kaiser Permanente, extend and expand specialized care throughout
the region.

HealthONE Pediatric Services

RMHC at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center

  • 24/7 board-certified pediatric ER physicians
  • Comprehensive pediatric services available
  • Single system pediatric trauma capabilities,including the Center for Concussion

RMHC at Sky Ridge Medical Center

  • 24/7 board-certified pediatric ER physicians
  • Pediatric inpatient beds
  • NICU

RMHC at The Medical Center of Aurora

  • Board-certified pediatric ER physicians on site weekdays between 4pm and midnight and weekends between 2pm and midnight
  • Telemedicine consults available with board certified RMHC pediatric ER physicians at all other times 
  • NICU and PICU

RMHC At North Suburban Medical Center

  • Board-certified pediatric ER physicians on site from 1pm to 11pm Monday and Tuesday and from 3pm to 11pm Wednesday through Sunday
  • Telemedicine consults available with boardcertified RMHC pediatric ER physicians at all other times
  • Pediatric inpatient beds
  • NICU

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