Play of the Week:
Play of the week goes to the NICU day team (Dr. Sidney Zven and Dr. Emily Ferraro) for their timely work helping in the stabilization of an unexpectedly sick newborn.
Play of the week also goes to the ward night team (Dr. Ben Jack and Dr. Noelle Molter) for a superb job with an RRT and PICU transfer on a patient with unknown diagnosis.
Morning Report Schedule
Topic and Speaker
0730 - 0850
Involved Pediatric Faculty only
Hybrid Zoom (emailed link) and In-Person, America 2525 B/C
0745 - 0850
Pediatric Residents only
0745 - 0850
Case and Pulmonology lecture, Dr. McCown
0745 - 0850
Case and Rheumatology lecture, Dr. Jones
0745 - 0850
Case and Dr. Lucido's Journal Club
0745 - 0850
Case and AFCCP Lecture
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: Follow up of NICU Preemies
Please read the below article for Dr. Lucido's Journal Club! The article tackles the debate between dexamethasone versus prednisone for treatment of acute asthma exacerbations.
A Code Yellow (Hospital Lockdown Exercise) will occur sometime during this week. This exercise is slated to happen during normal working hours and should last about 1 hour.
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).
Patient Care Updates:
Please review the below guidelines on foreskin care distributed by our pediatric urologist, Dr. Janssen.
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.
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 urgent, after-hours, or weekend issues, please call/text the Chief On-Call, listed in Amion.
Sam Rowe: 3/18 - 3/28
Leela Patel: 3/29 - 4/6
Resident Scholarship opportunities:
Scholarship Available: International Elective Awards Deadline: March 31, 2022 | Apply here Each academic year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) designates several $1,000 awards to categorical or combined-training pediatric residents or fellowship trainees completing a clinical pediatric elective in the developing world. Applicants must be a member of the AAP Section on Global Health (SOGH) to apply. Awards are based on the application and an online recommendation form completed by a program director or global health mentor. Questions? Contact Kimberley VandenBrook.
Scholarship Available: AAP Hardship Scholarships Deadline: April 1, 2022 | Apply here The AAP Hardship Scholarship Program is designed to help allay financial difficulties for residents and fellowship trainees in good academic standing. Selections are made based on need as stated within the application. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Questions? Contact Kimberley VandenBrook. The 2022 Hardship Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Abbott Nutrition.
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.
· April Trainings: SHARP (in person or on phone - details at https://wrnmmc-intranet.health.mil/sites/TNT/USArmyTroopCommand/sharp/SitePages/Home.aspx ) and TARP (on ALMS)
· Army leave address is: email@example.com
· ACFT news: the ACFT is now being scored based on sex and age AND the leg tuck was removed!
· PT Tests:
o To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
o If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or CPT Bumgardner (email@example.com) by March 31!