Children have anatomical and physiological differences that make assessment and emergency care more difficult. This is especially true in the prehospital hospital environment. Pediatric calls give every EMS provider pause, often because of lack of readiness. The key to reducing the fear and anxiety of pediatric emergencies and improving actual outcomes lies in frequent deliberate practice. Join Dr. Jennifer Anders and Cole Sandau as they explore new approaches to the delivery of deliberate practice, and how new technologies can scale repeatable, more immersive pediatric training to improve clinical readiness and give EMS providers and instructors accessible training options. A Q&A will follow so that you can ask the questions that matter most to you.
Jennifer Anders, MD, FAAP
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate State Medical Director
Pediatrics Maryland Institute for EMS Systems
Jennifer Anders, MD, FAAP is a pediatric emergency physician and EMS physician at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as Maryland’s Associate State Medical Director for Pediatrics. Dr. Anders is a federally-funded researcher who created the Pediatric Decision Tree (PDTree) for the EMS Children Targeted Issues project. She has produced multiple studies that have contributed to advancing the evidence base for pediatric prehospital care. Dr. Anders is a native of Nebraska and a veteran of the US Navy.
Cole leads Health Scholars’ vision of bringing professional virtual reality training to healthcare and public safety providers in order to scale life-saving deliberate practice. Cole is a serial entrepreneur having successfully founded The Optera Group and was a co-founder of The Visualization Company. Cole’s passion for understanding technology and how it can improve business process drives his entrepreneurial spirit. Prior to founding Optera, Cole worked for leading organizations including Sun Microsystems, StorageTek and Qwest Cyber Solutions. Cole is an outdoor enthusiast and lives in Colorado with his wife and son.
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