The purpose of the Caring for Children During Disasters: Decontamination educational module is to provide education and resources that can assist providers in identifying the needs of pediatric patients before, during, and after decontamination. This course is designed to build on existing knowledge regarding general decontamination procedures and outline specific pediatric components that should be incorporated into an organization’s decontamination plans in order to address the of children. A number of topics will be discussed including:

  • Risk Factors
  • Safety and Security
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs/Children with Functional and Access Needs
  • Communication
  • Prevention of Injury
  • EMS Needs and Challenges
  • Assistive Devices and Service Animals

It is our hope that pre-hospital and hospital professionals utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children before, during, and after disasters.

This course has been approved for 0.75 continuing education hours.
Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.
Course Expiration: January 31, 2020


The purpose of the Disaster Mental Health Response for Children educational module is to provide education and resources that can be used as just in time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning.

This course has been approved for 1 continuing education hours.
Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.
Course Expiration: December 31, 2019

The purpose of the Pediatric Seizures educational module is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with seizure activity.  It will discuss a number of topics including appropriate:

  • Assessment
  • Management
  • Prevention of Complications
  • Disposition
  • Patient & Parent/Caregiver Education

It is our hope that healthcare professionals will utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children in their own institutions.

This course has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours.
Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.
Course Expiration: January 31, 2020