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: February 28, 2021



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

  • Challenges when caring for children in disasters
  • Identifying unaccompanied minors
  • Child safe areas/pediatric safe areas
  • Family information and support centers
  • Tracking unaccompanied minors
  • Verification of relationship
  • Reunification of unaccompanied minors

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: July 31, 2020


The purpose of the Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children in Disaster Exercises educational module is to provide education and resources that can assist organizations in integrating children into drills and exercises. This course is designed to build on existing knowledge regarding and outline specific pediatric components that should be incorporated into an organization’s disaster plans in order to address the needs of children. A number of topics will be discussed including:

  • Reviewing why children are more vulnerable during disasters
  • Identify challenges with including children in drills and exercises
  • Reviewing the types of drills and exercises according to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • How to test disaster plans
  • Considerations for including children in drills and exercises
  • Strategies and tactics to incorporate children
  • Components for drills and exercises to address the needs of children

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.

Course Expiration: November 30, 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: January 31, 2021


The purpose of the Pediatric Disaster Triage: Utilizing the JumpSTART Method online educational module is to provide a review of mass casualty incident (MCI) triage concepts and tools such as Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) for adults and JumpSTART for children. This training allows participants to learn about these MCI concepts and tools and apply them through interactive scenarios.

It is our hope that pre-hospital, hospital professionals, primary healthcare providers, school nurses, and public health department personnel will utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children during disasters.

Course Expiration: June 30, 2021

The purpose of the Pediatric Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) (5th Edition) educational module is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with hyperglycemia and/or DKA. 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 settings.

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health: Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety for 3 continuing education hours or 3 hours of Category 2 CME.
Course Expiration: June 30, 2021

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, 2021