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COPEM 2016-17 Roster

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH

Terry Adirim, MD, MPH
James M Callahan, MD
Edward E Conway, Jr, MD MS
Toni K Gross, MD
Natalie E Lane, MD
Lois Lee, MD
Charles G Macias, MD MPH
Suzan Mazor, MD
Nathan L Timm, MD

Susan Tellez, Manager
Division of Hospital & Surgical Services

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History & Past Chairs

balloons 30 COPEM Celebrates Its 30-Year Anniversary
Anniversary PowerPoint
Staff Tribute
Founder's Award to Dr Martha Bushore Fallis

The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency
Medicine (COPEM) addresses the unique needs
of infants, children, and adolescents in the
access to and delivery of pediatric emergency

As an advocate for Emergency Medical Services
for Children (EMSC), the Committee utilizes its
resources to foster national programs and policy
designed to heighten professional and public
knowledge of such issues as prehospital care of
children and EMS, pediatric life support, hospital
resources for the delivery of pediatric emergency
care including essential equipment, supplies,
staffing and protocols.

The Committee serves as a voice for EMSC
within and outside the Academy and is a liaison
member of the EMSC National Resource Center
Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group,
American College of Emergency Physicians
Pediatric Committee, and American College of
Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Save the Date

August 6-10, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
Click Here to Register
Download PREP-EM Brochure

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
October 22-25, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Leadership Conference
Emergency Medicine / Hospital Medicine
April 7-9, 2017

What's New?

New COPEM Member Congratulations!

Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP - Chair
Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, FAAP
Lois Lee, MD, FAAP
Suzan Mazor, MD, FAAP
Up to 6-Year Term Effective July 1, 2016)

The AAP is Monumental

An inspiring Video highlighting great achievements and impact of the
American Academy of Pediatrics.

FACE Poverty

AAP Advocacy Campaign -- a campaign to empower pediatricians-in-training
to address poverty at the community, state and federal levels

The Emergency Department and the Hunger Vital Sign, Daniel B Park, MD

National Pediatric Readiness Project Update

AAP NEWS Article
Pediatric Readiness Improving in EDs, but Work Remains
Kate Remick, MD

Joint AAP-ACEP-ENA Press Release
Emergency Departments Improve Readiness to Care for Children

JAMA Pediatrics Article
A National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD et al

JAMA Pediatrics Editorial
The Continuing Evolution of Pediatric Emergency Care
Evaline Alessandrini, MD; Joseph Wright, MD

The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement
initiative to ensure that all emergency departments (EDs) in the U.S. have the
essentials and resources recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics/
American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association
(Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department). The Guide-
lines are endorsed by 22 other organizations, including the Joint Commission and
the American Medical Association. To view the assessment, response rates, and
national results go to

Other Resources on ED Readiness including an ED Preparedness Checklist

Recently Published AAP Policy & Other Publications
Brief Resolved Unexplained Events- Formerly Apparent Life-Threatening Events
and Evaluation of Lower-Risk Infants

Clinical Practice Guideline

Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters
Policy Statement
Press Release
AAP News Article (October 2015)

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The content of the link above will soon be updated.
New guidelines, consistent with American Heart Association
recommendations,are included in a new version of the
AAP First Aid-Choking-CPR chart, now available at shopAAP

Four Steps to Prepare Your Family for Disasters

When Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

Recently AAP Endorsed Documents
Prehospital External Hemorrhage Control
National Model EMS Guidelines

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EMS for Children Program: History, Lifespan and Successes
Celebrating the 30th Year Anniversary
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EMSC Historical Timeline
PDF Download

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Edition of Health Affairs Journal, PDF Download
December, 2013
(Press Conference Presentation by Drs Jim Chamberlain, Steve Krug, Kathy Shaw)

Paving the Way for Improved Emergency Care for Children
Commentary in AAP News
February 2014

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