NICU Conference

UPDATE (5/3/18):  **Neonatal Simulation track option is full.**  Please join us for the general conference sessions.  Look forward to seeing you there.

2018 LLUCH Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

7 CEUs

Conference Venue

DoubleTree San Bernardino



DoubleTree Hotel San Bernardino

285 E Hospitality Ln., San Bernardino, CA 92408

*Complimentary parking provided. Group rate available.

LLU Centennial Complex



Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center

24760 Stewart St., Centennial Complex 4th Floor, Loma Linda, CA 92350

*Complimentary shuttle provided at designated zones for sim lab attendees.

Course Description

This one-day, multidisciplinary conference is designed for those seeking an overview of neonatal and pediatric transports, seeking knowledge regarding assessments, care, and stabilization of neonates and pediatric patients prior to transport for higher levels of care, and seeking to cultivate their career development as a neonatal and pediatric healthcare provider. The conference will address situational awareness, 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

UPDATE (5/3/18):  **Neonatal Simulation track option is full.**  Please join us for the general conference sessions.  

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 (pre-registered Sim Lab attendee 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

*Simulation lab attendees will be pre-assigned to the respective neonatal and pediatric sessions.




Conference Hotel

LLUCH Transport Team has secured a limited block of rooms at a special discounted rate from June 6-7, 2018.  The negotiated room rate expires May 24, 2018.  After that time, availability will be limited and higher rates may apply.

Click for LLUCH Transport Conference Group Rate ($139/night).


The DoubleTree is situated near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Interstate Highway 215.
From U.S. Interstate Highway 10 going east: Take the Waterman North exit to the first traffic light at the intersection with Hospitality Lane. Turn left on Hospitality Lane.
From Interstate 10 going west: Exit at Waterman Avenue and proceed to the first traffic light at the intersection with Hospitality Lane. Turn left on Hospitality Lane and proceed 2 blocks west.

Weather/Conference Attire

San Bernardino's average high in June is 89°F and its average low is 58°F. Meeting room temperatures tend to vary; please bring a light sweater or jacket to all meetings.