Morning Report Schedule
Topic and Speaker
0745 - 0850
Case and GI lecture, Dr. Kolasinski
0745 - 0850
Case and ID lecture, Dr. Ottolini
0745 - 0850
Lactation in-service and PICU lecture, Dr. Hayman
0745 - 0850
Inpatient PICU SIM
Pediatric ward and PICU team ONLY
0745 - 0850
Case and GI lecture, Dr. Jang
0745 - 0850
Pediatric Residents only
1000 - 1100
The ZoomGov credentials for morning report, unless otherwise specified, are:
Meeting ID: 161 424 8612
If you are presenting a case or lecture: please save your presentations to the ShareDrive in the folder corresponding to the year and month of your presentation: \\WRNMDFPISISMBD1\DeptShares$\Dept1\_Pediatrics\MorningReport Lectures.
Continuity Clinic: Advocacy
Interested in teaching medical students? Sign up here to teach an integrated clinical reasoning session on pediatric growth and/or a pediatric case based session to medical students at USUHS.
The new NCCPeds.com website is live! Make sure to sign up to become a member, which will grant you access to the following features:
Notification emails for the Plan of the Week and Academic Digest.
Military-specific pages that can assist you with filling out leave forms, links to trainings, a guide to military finance, and more.
Coming soon: resident rotation-specific pages (including orientation material, links to Google Classrooms, and additional resources), class-specific pages (including helpful tips/tricks for each class), faculty pages (including academic advisor information, getting involved, and additional faculty development).
“Medication Reconciliation” obsolete.
New note template: “Medication History”
Updated note templates: all versions of the History and Physical notes templates (i.e. SURG Master Note*) include the medication reconciliation workflow.
The templated option in the History and Physical notes templates needs to be completed, for Pre-Admission Home Medications section for Home Medications to be auto-populate the MultiD Discharge Summary* and the Patient Disch Instructions* (all versions).
Experiencing any issues with the new notes? See attachment below for contact information and instructions on how to submit a trouble ticket.
Visitor policy- updated 7 March 2022. Full policy linked below, with pediatric policies summarized below:
Number of caregivers:
Non-COVID positive patients and PUIs: for both pediatric inpatient units and the NICU, up to two primary caregivers are allowed to stay. These primary caregivers must be parents or legal guardians WITHOUT symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the preceding 10 days.
COVID-positive and PUI patients:
Pediatric inpatients: one primary caregiver is allowed
NICU: no caregivers are allowed at bedside
Exceptions to policy:
Pediatric inpatients: Exceptions to policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the Directorate level.
NICU patients: Exceptions to policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis (i.e., end-of-life care, critically ill neonates) may be granted at the discretion of the NICU attending and nursing staff.
Pediatrics Department Updates
Mask Wearing/Meetings Policy: No limit on number of personnel in meetings/gatherings (beyond normal fire code limits), provided PPE policy is observed. Eye protection is no longer required once we transition from HPCON B to A.
Certain supplies have been out of stock in the hospital due to national availability challenges- please see spreadsheet below for substitutions that are available. DFA is working to mitigate these challenges.
The print version of the 2021-2022 Scutdog is available for pick-up in the Chief Office. Swing by if you would like a copy, or see the electronic version here.
For parents of children enrolling in special education: please encourage them to attend the "Special Education ABCs" virtual workshop on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 1200 PM EDT. See PDF below for details.
Please see the PDF below for how to place a Speech and Language Pathology consult for patients with cleft lip and/or palate.
For urgent, after-hours, or weekend issues, please call/text the Chief On-Call, listed in Amion (Sam Rowe: 3/18 - 3/28).
Graduating PGY-3s: please make sure you have registered for the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam no later than 3/31/2022. For branch-specific steps on reimbursement, click here.
Interested in reviewing a paper OR participating in advocacy and public policy? Contact Dr. Pat Reeves to get connected to these opportunities!
Looking for information on credentialing, duty hours, and procedure logs? Please see below:
Feeling sick? Please click the arrow to the left for step-by-step instructions:
1) Text both chiefs ASAP, who will order a rapid PCR if your symptoms are concerning for COVID.
2) Report to the CSA tent (during business hours) or to the Walter Reed Emergency Department (after hours) to have the test performed. State explicitly that a rapid swab has already been ordered for you.
3) Notify the chiefs if you encounter any issues.
4) If you are COVID-positive:
a) Do NOT report for duty. Please isolate yourself from others.
b) Call Occupational Health (301-400-0885) during business hours and request a return-to- work date and an isolation memo.
AAP abstract submissions are open until April 22, 2022. Click the button above to review their website. Be sure to review the submission guidelines based on the section to which you are submitting your abstract.
Residents -- please be advised that you can submit an abstract to the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT; which is accepting case report abstracts) OR the Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS).
For SOUS, submissions need to fall within one of the award topics below:
Submissions will need to fall within one of the award topics listed below:
• Ogden Bruton Award: Certificate of merit for the best paper by a Uniformed Pediatrician on either basic science research or research on the development, evaluation, or application of an emerging technology in pediatrics.
• Andrew Margileth Award: Certificate of merit for the best pediatric paper by a Uniformed Pediatrician documenting clinical findings or assessing clinical diagnostic studies, therapeutic regimens, and outcomes leading to improved quality of health care for children.
• Howard Johnson Award: Certificate of merit for the best paper by a Uniformed Resident (of any specialty) on a pediatric topic.
• Leo Geppert Innovation Award: Certificate of merit for the Uniformed Pediatrician with the best paper outlining a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety innovation affecting the care of pediatric patients.
• Leo Geppert Case Award: Certificate of merit for the best case report by a Uniformed Pediatrician. It is the only category that accepts case reports.
• Val G. Hemming Award: Certificate of merit and a travel award per individual command's approval for the USUHS, HPSP, or ROTC medical student submitting the best paper on a pediatric-related topic in clinical or basic science research.
Residents, please keep the following information regarding SOCR in mind
- All senior residents MUST have a SOCR_approved project to receive 2 ARM days per block. Senior residents must update SOCR every 6 months to maintain their second ARM day.
- Next SOCR date is April 27 from 0700-0800 and 1200-1300
- Senior residents must present a plan to Dr. Kolasinski and Dr. Zanetti for any research elective time 3-6 months prior to their rotation start date.
- Resources are in the "SOCR formerly RROC" ShareDrive folder, and check out page linked above for further information!
- The next working session will be on Tuesday, April 5.
- Each team should designate a "Resident Leader" who will be able to attend and guide the discussion at the session. Prior to the session, the Resident Leader should update the A3 slide in the ShareDrive and invite stakeholders to the meeting. Following the session, the Resident Leader should provide a status update for the team.
· March Trainings: Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse
· Army leave address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
· If you have not completed an ACFT after 01OCT2021, you will need to complete one by 01APRIL 2022. The sign-up link from Alpha Company is in your military email inbox.
· PT Tests:
o To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (email@example.com)
o If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
o Complete an updated Travel Risk Assessment (https://www.nccpeds.com/_files/ugd/92f61c_956a236983094f34a58c47aeaee6fa6c.pdf)
for any leave requests and send to Leela Patel or Dr. Zanetti for signature.
o Upload the signed TRA to your LeaveWeb request, and designate Leela Patel and Dr. Zanetti
as your primary and backup approver.
o If you have a negative balance, submit requests to Col Rieker.
o Ensure you are up to date with your Individual Medical Readiness (https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx)
· March training: Antiterrorism Level 1 (please upload to Relias)
Wellness and Feedback:
Wellness Resources Table- this contains a comprehensive listing of behavioral health resources accessible to trainees in our program.
Physician Wellness Resources Library- this site lists open-access online resources that promote physician wellness.
Feedback Venues Table- this table describes the various avenues through which trainees can give feedback, both openly and anonymously.
Andy Cohen is coming to Walter Reed on April 6 for a virtual meet and greet! The NCC Wellness Committee has organized the event and wants your questions; please email questions to CPT Kwon (email@example.com) or CPT Bumgardner (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31!
Play of the Week:
Play of the week goes to the inpatient ward team, Dr. Flemming, Dr. Ghersi, Dr. Jack, and Dr. Molter, for their superb patient care especially amidst difficult social circumstances.
Play of the week also goes to TY intern, Dr. Roddy, for her wonderful care of an acutely ill medically complex patient on Friday afternoon - she won the trust of the patient and parent as well as prevented a possible inpatient admission.