Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation: 2017 Safety Conference

Despite national efforts to decrease Emergency Department (ED) visits, children continue to seek emergency care in record numbers. This conference is designed to explore how we may best provide care to emergently ill and injured children. How do we improve outcomes for children with conditions like septic shock, appendicitis and those for whom procedural sedation is needed? How do we develop systems of care that not only improve outcomes but put children and their families at ease in a stressful environment? Is it possible to improve patient safety by standardizing our methods of communication? Can children requiring hospital admission avoid the ED all together? In an effort to answer questions such as these, our speakers will present strategies and processes designed to increase efficiency while maintaining safety of the emergency care we provide to children.


This conference is ideal for emergency physicians, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency, hospital and clinic nurses, prehospital personnel and others who participate in the acute care of children. 

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in best practices for pediatric emergency care.
  • Develop strategies for implementing best practices for safe pediatric emergency care.
  • Apply continual critical review and revision of care to ensure safety and efficiency of care

Keynote Presentation

Marc Gorelick, MD, MSCE, President and COO, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota: “Safety in Numbers: Fragmentation of Care and Quality in Pediatric Subspecialty Care”