Emergency Medicine SIG
Quality in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Progress, Challenges and Next Steps
The Emergency Medicine SIG kicked-off the 2013 PAS meeting on May 4 in Washington D.C. with a session on Quality in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Progress, Challenges and Next Steps. The session sought to build on the 2010 SIG on Quality presented in Vancouver.
Nationally and internationally established PEM Quality investigators presented their work on Septic Shock - Dr. Graham Thompson, Family-Centered Experience - Drs. Terri Byczkowski and Patricia Chambers, and Pain Management - Dr. Scott Reeves. Drs. Lalit Bajaj and Rich Ruddy then tackled the Quality imperative, "Where do we go from here?" The program concluded with a lively question and answer session between our speakers and the standing room only crowd.
The Ludwig Seidel award for the best research project by a fellow in PEM was presented by Dr. Stephen Ludwig to Dr. Deborah Schonfeld, from Boston Children's Hospital. Her abstract, Impact of Duration of Emergency Department Observation on the Rate of Computed Tomography in Children with Minor Blunt Head Trauma, was selected over a very strong field of worthy fellow projects.
In addition, brief presentations were made by Dr. Jane Knapp representing the APA Health Care Delivery Committee Task Force and Dr. Nathan Kuppermann who described opportunities in the Emergency Medicine/PEM K12 Program.
We are currently accepting applications for the new APA SIG in PEM co-chairs for the 2014-16 3 year term. Candidates must be members of the APA in good standing and have identified themselves as members of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine SIG. Prospective candidates should include the following in their submission:
- A 150 word biography
- A position statement including the candidate's credentials and ideas on how they plan to promote the mission of the APA within the PEM community (250 words or less)
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Mark Roback, MD
M653 East Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 625-6739
Anne Stack, MD
37 Grant St
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (617) 355-6624