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Injuries are the leading cause of pediatric deaths in ages 0 to 19 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death among American children remains unintentional injuries (congenital anomalies being the exception). The greatest risk of childhood fatalities is motor vehicle incidents, followed by suffocation, drowning and poisoning. Additionally, unintentional injuries are the primary cause of nonfatal injuries treated in hospital emergency departments among children across the nation (Vital Signs: Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0-19 Years – United States, 2000-2009, 2012)1. With such frequent occurrences, it is imperative that infant and pediatric health care providers be equipped with the knowledge of caring for such traumatic injuries.

This conference is for the multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, pre-hospital, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, hospital chaplains, and all other healthcare personnel working with this patient population.

2. Source: National Vital Statistics System from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; accessed through WISQARS.4

For more conference information contact Cox College Education Center Main Office at 417-269-4117 or

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Note: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

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7:00 AM – 7:25 Registration
7:25 – 7:30 Introduction/Overview
Timothy Woods, MD
7:30 -8:30 Drowning Resuscitation
Justin Sempsrott, MD, FAAEM

  • Define drowning and ancillary terms related to drowning.
  • Perform drowning resuscitation and prioritize actions in the critical first few minutes.
8:30 – 9:30 Organ Donation: A Case Review
Julia Brunner, BSN, RN, CPTC

  • Review timeline of organ donation process.
  • Discuss the clinical management and retrieval of organs during donation process.
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Pediatric Trauma Assessment
David Seastrom, RN, BSN

  • Discuss a pathophysiology of shock
  • Describe the primary and secondary assessment of a pediatric patient that has been traumatically injured.
  • Identify conditions that cause rapid cardiopulmonary deterioration in the pediatric trauma patient.
10:45 – 11:30 Poster Presentations
11:30 – 12:30 Considerations for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Angela Cunningham, RN, CCRN-K, N-CPT

  • Develop a management plan for pediatric patients with chronic health conditions (special needs) after suffering a potential injury.
  • Identify anatomical and physiological differences in children with commonly diagnosed special healthcare needs.
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch (provided – boxed lunch)
1:15 – 2:15 Know the risks: Why Kids and Guns Don’t Mix
Lori Beck, RN, BSN, TNS

  • Describe the gun violence prevalence and its impact on children.
  • Describe the risks associated with guns in the home.
2:15 – 3:15 Pediatric Neurotrauma
Jose A Pineda, MD

  • Outline the main causes of pediatric neurotrauma.
  • Distinguish the unique aspects of pediatric neurotrauma, including clinical management and outcomes.
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 Pediatric Hypothermia
Justin Sempsrott, MD, FAAEM

  • Discuss the pathophysiology, classification, and treatment.
4:30 Questions/Evaluations/Adjourn

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.

No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

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CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding physician credit please contact

Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.0 Contact Hours

This program has been submitted for 7.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

This program has been submitted to the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 contact hours and it is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A

This program meets the criteria for category 2.3 (attending employer-provided, workplace continuing education) Professional Development Unit activities for NBCOT© and, qualifies as 7.0 contact hours (equivalent to 1.0 NBCOT© Professional Development Units).

CoxHealth-Educational Services is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. According to the education levels described by the CEC Committee of the NATA, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 7.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 7.0 pediatric trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

CoxHealth Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of EMS. This activity has been approved for 7.0 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.

For questions regarding educational credit please contact Jodi Page, BSN, RN, Enterprise Educator at 417-269-4120 or via email at

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any other proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through full program and poster attendance. Therefore no partial credit contact hours will be given.

Participants who need a statement of credit replaced at a later date will be charged a $5.00 replacement fee. To request a duplicate statement of credit please contact the main education office at 417-269-4117 or email

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Lori Beck, RN, BSN, TNS
Trauma Nurse Coordinator
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Julia Brunner, RN, BSN, CPTC
Hospital Services Specialist/OPC
Mid-America Transplant Services
St. Louis, MO

Angela Cunningham, RN, CCRN-K, N-CPT
Transport Outreach & EMS Relations Coordinator
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Jose A Pineda, MD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

David Seastom, RN, BSN
Trauma Injury Prevention, Outreach & Education Coordinator
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Justin Sempsrott, MD, FAAEM
Executive Director
Lifeguard Without Borders

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[tab_item title=”Planning Committee”]

Jami Blackwell, BSN, RN, CEN
Director of Trauma Services

Mike Ingram, RRT-NPS
NICU/Pediatrics/PICU Supervisor Respiratory Care Services

Kathy Jacks, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics/PICU

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator/SANE Coordinator, Trauma Services

Jodi Page, BSN, RN
Nurse Planner, Enterprise Educator
Education Center, Cox College

Jason Pyrah MS, ATC, CSCS
Sports Medicine Manager, OP Rehab and Sports Medicine

Mandy Rudroff, PT, MHA
Clinical Rehab Educator, Rehab Credit Consultant
Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab Hospital

Christine Tibbs, MHA, MA
Medical Staff Education Program Coordinator
Medical Staff Services

Debbie West, BS, EMT-P
EMS Educator/PI/EMS Credit Consultant
Pre-Hospital Services

Timoty Woods, MD, FACS
Medical Director Trauma Services
Physician Planner/Moderator

All speakers and the following planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies except Dr. Timothy Woods. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. No conflicts were noted that would exclude the speakers or the planning committee members from this activity.

Timothy Woods, MD has indicated that he DOES have a significant financial interest or affiliation with Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by way of Speaker’s Bureau. There was no conflict identified that would exclude him from the planning process.

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Cancellations up to November 7, 2016, will be entitled to a full refund and must be received in writing via email at or by calling the Education Center at 417-269-4117. For cancellations between November 7 – November 11, a $25 processing fee will be withheld. No refunds will be made for cancellations received the day of the activity. In the event the Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity.

CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

The entire Refund and Cancellation Policy can be viewed at under the Continuing Education and Life Support tab.

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Special rates are available for CoxHealth conference participants at the following hotels.

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65803
Local: (417) 866-5253
Toll free: 1-888-532-4338

University Plaza
333 John Q Hammons Parkway
Springfield MO, 65806
Local: (417) 864-7333

Ask for the CoxHealth Conference negotiated rate when reserving your room.


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Abstracts describing process improvements, projects, inittiatives, current data and research trends are being requested.
Theme: Trauma in Pediatrics
Poster presentations accepted must support the following learning objectives:

  • Discuss the current data and research trends in pediatric trauma
  • Discuss evidence that impacts the care of pediatric trauma patients
  • Discuss trends in injury prevention in pediatric trauma

Important Information

Submission Deadline: August 11, 2016
Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 2, 2016

Please make sure to review and understand the short guidelines below before proceeding.

Submission Guidelines

An abstract must be submitted for each poster and at least one presenter must register to attend the conference to present the poster.
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Abstract submission are due by August 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm and submitted via the submission form (see button below). The content of abstracts should be approved by co-authors before submission. Your presentation must be evidence-based related to Pediatric or Pediatric Trauma Care.
Email your abstract form/submission no later than August 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM to

Poster Displays

Posters should be no larger than 48 x 48 inches. You will need to provide your own easel or poster board. All posters should be set up by Opening Remarks conference morning.
Presenters are required to show up during the poster sessions to present the posters to discuss your poster during the session. Handouts and your contact information are recommended for attendees.


Lana Martin at or
Mandy Rudroff at

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