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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 educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the course planners. 

This course has been approved for 0.5 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: May 14, 2024


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: April 30, 2024


The purpose of the Disaster Mental Health Response for Children (3rd Edition) 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.  It will discuss a number of topics including:

  • Common Reactions to Disasters
  • Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters
  • Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Risk Factors for Developing PTSD
  • When to Seek Help
  • Helping Children
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Talking to Kids About Disaster

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

This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the course planners. 

This course has been approved for 1.0 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: May 31, 2024


The purpose of the Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) educational module is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with 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 1.5 continuing education hours or 1.5 hours of Category 2 CME.
Course Expiration: November 30, 2024

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.


This course has been approved for 1.0 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, 2024

The purpose of the educational module, Pediatric Pain: Management and Misconceptions is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with pain or who need invasive or painful procedures in the course of their emergency care.  Prehospital as well as Emergency Department care will be discussed.  This module will discuss a number of topics including:  

  • The physiology of pain  
  • Assessment of pain and use of pain scales 
  • Misconceptions that lead to poor pain management  
  • Methods of establishing best practices for pain control  
  • Medications for pain control in various scenarios 

It is our hope that healthcare professionals will utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children in their own institutions and further a culture of pain control in their pediatric population.  

This course has been approved for 1.0  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: June 14, 2024

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 educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the course planners. 

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: May 31, 2024


The purpose of the Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Management educational module is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with complications related to a tracheostomy. It will discuss a number of topics including appropriate:

  • Assessment and Recognition
  • Management
  • Prevention of and troubleshooting Complications

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

This course has been approved for 0.25  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: September 14, 2024

The purpose of the course, Recognition of the Acutely Ill child, is to enhance the emergency care of the acutely ill child. It will cover a number of topics, including:  

  • Anatomical and physiological differences unique to children 
  • Signs and symptoms with which to identify a sick child 
  • Common reasons for hospitalization in children 
  • Application of the pediatric assessment triangle 
  • The importance of an interdisciplinary approach utilized in the provision of healthcare for children 

It is our hope that these materials enhance the recognition of acutely ill children and that prehospital and emergency department staff enhance their knowledge of the presentation of children who are critically ill, facilitating timely care and stabilization.  

This course has been approved for 1.1 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: June 30, 2024