• Newly Released Module

    "Emergency Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis"

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    Module Intoduction Clip

    Emergency Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Chelsea, a 16 y.o. known Type 1 diabetic, presents to the Pediatric Emergency Department in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. This emergency scenario visually instructs medical personnel in the emergency treatment of a pediatric patient in diabetic ketoacidosis.

    To view the module and obtain CE,
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    Pediatric Emergencies Course
  • Zuni Site Visit

    A photo slideshow highlights
    the CR site visit to Zuni.
    October 24, 2013

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    Highlights of the Zuni Site Visit

    CR visits the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center and completes a facility assessment. The Zuni Pueblo is home to the CR Cultural Liason, Norman Cooeyate. We enjoyed the beauty of the land and the spirit of the people.

    CR continues to travel across New Mexico and Tribal Communities to network with individuals and engage communities to join together in the quest to improve the prevention efforts and emergency care of children.

  • CR Education Outreach

    Pediatric Trauma presentation at the Navajo Nation EMS Conference, Gallup, NM

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    Pediatric Trauma Short Course

    A group of UNM Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, phyicians (Robert Sapien, MD; Sara Skarbec-Borowska, MD; Grace Park, DO and Rebecca Fastle, MD) presented at the Navajo Nation EMS Conference on October 25, 2013 on pediatric trauma. This outreach is grant funded by the New Mexico Trauma System Fund Authority.

    • Pediatric Trauma 1
    • Pediatric Trauma 2
    • Pediatric Airway
    • Pediatric Shock
  • New Online Module

    Helpless to Hopeful | Teen Suicide and Depression

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    Module Intoduction Clip

    Teen Suicide and Depression

    Teen suicide and depression are on the rise. The purpose of this education is to train school nurses to identify students at risk and provide ongoing assessment, intervention, and follow-up of the mental and physical health of students in our communities.

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    Visit School Nurse Program
  • Telemed Connection Test

    The UNMH Pediatric ER successfully connected to the Sandoval Regional Medical Center ER.”...

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    Pediatric emergency physicians at the UNM Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department will soon have the capability to provide video consultation for critically ill and injured children at SRMC. The use of telemed consults will then expand to other facilities and ER's in the state of New Mexico.

    Telemed Test Session Established
    May 20th, 2013

    Dr. Sara Skarbek-Borowska, collaborated with the UNM Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine to expand the capabilities for pediatric consults via the transmission of video bed-side images of the patient's physical appearance and some internal structures. The image to the left is the portable polycom system that is brought to the patient bed-side and connects to the UNM PED designated computer via a secure connection using the Vidyo software.

    For more information visit the Telehealth Technologies information page in our website. Click the button below:

    Visit Web Page
  • CR Program Overview

    The UNM Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the UNM IIKD, were recently awarded a four-year grant...

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    Child Ready Program Overview

    The UNM Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NM EMSC and the UNM IIKD, were awarded a four-year grant (June 2102-2016) from the Health Resources and Services Administration and Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Regionalization of Care Program to work with communities and tribes to design, develop, and disseminate a system of regionalized pediatric emergency care in tribal and rural areas of New Mexico and the border regions of Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Mexico.

    The program will primarily focus on the following four areas of intervention:

    • Preparing communities to care for the ill or injured child
    • Preparing facilities to care for the ill or injured child
    • Preparing providers to care for the ill or injured child
    • Conducting prevention activities to reduce the number of ill or injured children.
  • National PRP

    A national collaborative effort
    to assess EDs available resources for the care of children...

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    The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments (ED) have the essential guidelines and resources in
    place to provide effective emergency care to children.

    The first phase of this
    project will be a national assessment of EDs' readiness to care for children.

    National PRP Purpose

    The primary purpose of this project is three-fold:

    (1) to establish a composite baseline of the nation's capacity to provide care to children in the ED,

    (2) to create a foundation for EDs to engage in an ongoing quality improvement process that includes implementing the Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department

    (3) to establish a benchmark that measures an ED's improvement overtime.

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  • EMSC Online Training

    "Safe Transport of Children in EMS Vehicles"
    Safely securing pediatric patients in EMS transport...

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    Module Scenario Clip

    Mother and Newborn in EMS Transport.

    This scenario is one of three and is presented in the module "Safe Transport of Children in EMS Transport" The module also features a panel discussion of experts and content narration by Chad Kim, EMT-P. The content is divided into Part 1 and Part 2 approximately one hour each.

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    Visit EMSC Training Website
CME Available

EXCITING NEWS: UNM Department of Pediatrics is now offering CME for their weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds which is held every Thursday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. via webcast through the UNMH BATCAVE Rural Health Education Outreach Program.  Participants can be from anywhere there is internet access. CME will be provided to all participants of the live webcast that complete and submit a session evaluation form.
Direct Registration Link: 

Theme: Global and Population Health

April 2, 2015 "Pediatric HIV/AIDS in Africa: Opportunities and Obstacles"
    Presenter: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Amos Christie Chair in Global Health Vanderbilt University
    Medical Centero

April 9, 2015 "Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation: Working Together to Change the Lives of Children with Short Bowel Syndrome"
    Presenter: David Mercer, MD, PhD, Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Program Associate Professor of Surgery Department of Surgery, University of
    Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
April 16, 2015—Research Day
    Title: "Can Post Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis Cause Chronic Kidney Disease in Children"

    Presenter: John Brandt, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

    Title: "Erythropoientin Attenuates Structural and Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Abnormalities and Reverses Cognitive Deficits in
    Adult Rats Following Prenatal Hypoxia-Ischemia”"

    Presenter: Lauren Jantzie, PhD, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

    Title: "Biomarkers for Early Detection of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Neonates"
    Presenter: Betsy Cammack, MD, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

April 23, 2015 "Seeking New Therapies for Neonatal Lung Diseases"
    Presenter: Judy Aschner MD, Professor of Pediatrics Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health Michael I. Cohen, MD University
    Chair Albert Einstein College of Medicine Physician-in-Chief Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

April 30, 2015 "From Measles to McCarthyism: A Brief History of the Anti-Vaccine Movement in the United States"
    Presenter: Walter Dehority, MD, MSc., Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of New Mexico
    Health Sciences Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Child-Ready Program is to reduce pediatric morbidity and mortality by partnering with communities, facilities, and health care providers to ensure that they have the resources and capabilities to provide effective, culturally-appropriate care for ill and injured children, and by developing prevention strategies with each community.