NICU Conference

2018 LLUCH Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Conference

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

7 CEUs

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Bernardino

285 E Hospitality Ln.

San Bernardino, CA 92408

*Complimentary parking*

Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center 

24760 Stewart St., Centennial Complex 4th Floor

Loma Linda, CA 92350

*For those attending simulation, a complimentary shuttle from the conference center to simulation center will be provided.  More information to follow.*

Course Description

This one-day, multidisciplinary conference is designed for those seeking an overview of neonatal and pediatric transports. The conference will address situational awareness as first responders on transport, recognizing signs and symptoms for NAT, surgical emergencies, difficulty airways, as well as, acute life-threatening conditions.  Learners will have an opportunity to discuss the importance of debriefing, clear communication, self-care, and the future of transport.  (Conference Brochure | Register)

CEs for:  ANCC, APA, BRN, CAPE, Physical Therapy Board of California, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. 

For additional information, call Staff Development at 909-558-3500 or ext. 33500

Course Objectives

  • Define situational awareness to promote safety in different environments
  • Discuss recognition and management of signs and symptoms of NAT
  • Describe management of surgical emergencies prior to transfer
  • Determine how to identify difficult pediatric airways
  • Describe management difficult pediatric airways
  • Discuss recognition of abnormal vs. normal neonatal and pediatric X-ray findings
  • Discuss how to manage and stabilize infants using S.T.A.B.L.E prior to transfer
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare for optimal transfer
  • Discuss how to manage unexpected negative outcomes in the neonatal/pediatric populations and self-care
  • Discuss future opportunities for neonatal/pediatric populations

Simulation Lab Objectives (optional session)

You will participate in at least one multidisciplinary simulation.  Participants will be shuttled to and from the conference site to Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center.  Each scenario has multiple learning objectives that will include at least one from each category below:

  • Knowledge base
    • Neonatal resuscitation
    • Causes of respiratory distress in an intubated and non-intubated neonate
    • Dosing and administration of medications
  • Technical skills
    • Newborn physical examination
    • Bag/mask ventilation
    • Endotracheal intubation
    • Umbilical line placement
  • Behavioral skills
    • Know your environment – people, supplies, equipment, skill set of team members
    • Anticipate and plan
    • Assume the leadership role – leaders needs to see ‘big picture’
    • Communicate effectively – closed loop communication, SBAR
    • Distribute work load optimally – what tasks need to be accomplished and which team members are best suited for those tasks
    • Allocate attention wisely
    • Utilize all available information
    • Call for help early enough – when to call for help and what type of help is needed
    • Maintain professional behavior



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