Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to the Red/Green PCMH teams for their impressive "Encanto" pumpkin display! Let it be known that people were in fact "talking about Bruno" that day.
Play of the week also goes to Dr. Noelle Molter pitched in to help precept yesterday when we were backed up in clinic and she had finished seeing her own patients. This was after delivering another excellent DEI workshop!
Time and Location
Sunday, 11/6 Andrew Warren's Birthday 🎉 and Daylight Savings Time ends
Monday, 11/7 National NP Week Starts
MR: Case and Empiric Antibiotics 101 Lecture, Helfrich
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
MR: Bennett CPC
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
Wednesday, 11/9 Lisa Sukenaga's Birthday 🎉
SIM/Skills: LP (Rees/Cirks), Bladder cath (Kolasinski), and Tourniquet (Schacht)
0745 - 0850
SIM Center (4th Floor, Heroes Bldg) **3rd Deck Team report to the PICU**
Thursday, 11/10 Minimal Manning Day
No Morning Report
Chief Resident Interviews
0700-1000 Allergy Conf Rm
Residency Leadership, PEC members, and Chief Resident Applicants Only
Friday, 11/11 Veterans Day 🇺🇸
No Morning Report
I will be on leave from 3NOV-13NOV. For any acute call/morning report issues, please reach out to the following:
4-6Nov acting Chief Resident: CPT Elise Reddington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7-10Nov acting Chief Resident: Capt Sidney Zven (email@example.com)
11-13Nov acting Chief Resident: LT Alex Mauro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
14NOV: Block 6 Starts
9DEC: Anthony Lucido's Birthday
15NOV: Warren Journal Club
24NOV: Thanksgiving Day (Outpatient Clinics Closed)
25NOV: Native American Heritage Day (Minimal Manning Day)
9DEC: Holiday Party ❄️
All Staff Updates
Veterans Day Events & Offers
Arlington, Virginia: National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States armed forces.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony & Wreath Presentation from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, to honor all veterans who served in the Korean War. For details, click here.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 40th Anniversary Celebration
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will host a Veterans Day Observance at The Wall from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Click here for more information and to register to attend. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the VVMF Facebook page and at VVMF.org.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia: National Museum of the United States Army
The National Museum of the United States Army is hosting a three-day weekend of Veterans Day events from Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, including a Hands-on History program, Reconnaissance Mission, family crafts, a Path of Remembrance Flag Display, Volunteer Showcase, and Veterans’ Hall Mess Hall. Click here for details and a schedule.
World War II Memorial
A free Veterans Day observance at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will co-host the ceremony to pay tribute and lay wreaths in honor of the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War II. For details, click here.
New Mask Mandate Guidelines
Masks are mandatory: upon entry into the medical facility, during patient encounters (with eye-pro), in all clinical and patient-facing areas, and corridors by hospital staff (buildings 1-10, 19, NiCOE, and 85T)
Masks are optional in spaces not engaged in patient care, meetings (i.e. morning report), spaces that are administrative in nature by supervisors, and in customer service activities
If at any time you experience new onset respiratory or influenza-like symptoms, immediately don a face mask and alert your supervisor (see below for further guidance on testing)
Chief Resident Selection Comments
It's time for the Chief Resident Selection for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. There are four candidates, and they have all provided statements for you to read. Please submit your anonymous and confidential comments using the Google Form link below. The selection committee of staff and residents highly values your feedback.
**Please open on non-military computers**
The form will be open until November 8th.
Respiratory Season Updates
Flu and COVID vaccines
COVID Vaccine Site (Arrowhead Zone, Bldg 9)
Flu vaccine for 2 years and up
COVID vaccine for 6 months and up
Immunizations (America Zone, Bldg 19)
Flu vaccine for 6 mos-2 years
NO COVID VACCINE
See below for the respiratory testing algorithm for 2022-2023
The Respiratory PCR Panel 2.1 is the upper respiratory biofire panel with 22 pathogens
Peds ID can approve outpatient use of the biofire (respiratory PCR Panel 2.1) so please reach out to us for verbal approval if you have a clinical scenario where the expanded panel will help with management.
Peds ID on call phone (available 24/7): 301-648-0545
AMS Connect: WB Peds Infectious Disease (please include DODID in AMS connect message)
Healthcare Personnel Testing
Do not report to work if you have onset of influenza-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, other respiratory symptoms +/- myaglias, headache).
You must undergo testing for COVID (if testing occurs within 48 hours of symptoms you will be tested for COVID, Flu, and RSV)
If positive for COVID: HCP should call Occupational Health (301-400-0885) for isolation guidance. Please let your supervisor know the isolation period from OccHealth so the supervisor can help adjust manning accordingly.
If negative for COVID-19: isolate at home until afebrile for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications AND other symptoms are improved
If positive for flu: contact your PCM to discuss the option of Tamiflu
The NICU may be able to temporarily admit patients less than or equal to 2 months corrected gestational age in the setting of staffing and bed shortages on the inpatient pediatric ward. Admissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis as well as with consideration of the NICU census, anticipated deliveries, staffing and acuity levels. Back transfer to the ward should be considered whenever their space can accommodate.
Some appropriate diagnoses may include: Rule out sepsis, Hyperbilirubinemia, Dehydration, Failure to thrive, Meningitis, Urinary tract infection, Post anesthesia monitoring
The NICU does not have adequate respiratory isolation so all patients must test negative for influenza, RSV and COVID prior to arrival in the NICU.
Please make sure to complete your IPASS training NLT 9NOV if you have not done so already
Don't forget to reach out to your Block 6 Rotation Supervisors. View the attachment below for the most up-to-date contact information.
MHS Genesis Updates:
PI/QI: Next Session is 6DEC
Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting
Please view your project-specific template here
APPD AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) Program Application Opening
AIM Scholars programming on Monday, March 27th before the APPD Annual Spring Meeting, including
Overview of careers in medical education
Networking with APPD leadership and members
Paired with a faculty mentor outside of your institution who is a member of the URiM in Peds GME learning community
Attend the URiM in Peds GME learning community meeting during the conference
2nd year categorical pediatric resident or child neurology resident or 3rd year resident in a combined pediatrics program in good standing at a residency program that is a member of APPD
Underrepresented in medicine: as defined by the AAMC, "those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population"
Have an interest in pursuing a career in pediatric medical education leadership
Required to attend the pre-conference and spring APPD meeting
Complete online application
Short essay questions,
Why are you interested in applying for this program? How does it align with your future career goals in medical education leadership?
What specific goals or skill sets would you like to gain from this program?
What skill sets and/or perspectives do you bring to this program?
Letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director
Letter of recommendation from another Pediatric Faculty Member at your institution
To learn more about the program, past cohorts, and complete application, click here. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 9th (11:59p Eastern). Notifications will be sent out by early December.
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin
Contact Dr. Sebastian Lara (email@example.com) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
Able to interact with students of the class who have their Peds rotation coming up in the subsequent 3 months. Designed to mimic a clinic half day, each faculty member will be in an MDL room with your particular case. The students have 30 minutes with you to go through the case/skills. Then there is a 10-minute buffer between rooms. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times. There are 9-10 students per group.
Introduction to Clinical Reasoning (ICR) “Neonatal Transitions”: January 18th, 2023 (1300-1700)
The two cases that will be discussed in this ICR session involve an infant with respiratory distress.
Please sign up via the sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA9A729A3FBC43-neonatal
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
3 consecutive 70-minute ICR sessions with approximately 7-10 students in each group focused on discussing common clinical presentations in the neonate transitioning from the intrauterine to extrauterine environments.
Contact Dr. Sebastian Lara (email@example.com) if interested
Co-facilitate a variety of multi-disciplinary health humanities activities. Past sessions include painting, comics design, dance, art of observation with National Gallery of Art, improv in medicine, narrative writing.
Dates: 6MAR (0800-1300), 8MAR (0800-1300), 10MAR(0800-1300)
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
15th Annual Research & Innovations Month (May)
15 different competitions will be offered by the Department of Research Programs (DRP) during the month of May Submission for the following awards opens 30Nov and abstract deadline is midnight 29Jan2023 Bailey K. Ashford Awards (2): capstone projects in laboratory or clinical research Robert A. Phillips Awards (4): clinical or lab research by staff and fellows, or by residents and interns Winners go on to compete with other medical centers for four awards in the 38th Annual Navy-wide Academic Research Competition (ARC) Other awards are offered for case reports in categories for staff and fellows, or residents and interns. Other competitions honor projects in quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and patient- and family-centered care. Further details regarding applications and how to submit will be emailed out next month
AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD
AMSUS is currently accepting poster abstracts at https://www.amsus.org/2023-poster-submission-information/
The first 100 approved submissions will be invited to present at the in-person Poster Session on Wednesday 15 February. Space is limited; early submissions have the greatest chance of acceptance. The submissions portal will be disabled as soon as the first 100 submissions have been approved—long before the 15 October hard deadline. REMINDER: Before submitting your abstract to AMSUS, be sure to get USU presentation approval through ServiceNow
AMSUS honors the contributions of outstanding federal healthcare professionals each year through the Awards Program. Fifteen awards are available. The AMSUS Awards portal is now open! Visit https://www.amsus.org/professional-development/amsus-awards-program/ to learn more about the AMSUS Awards and begin the nomination process. The Awards portal closes on October 15.
Registration rates for the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting will be posted on the AMSUS website by mid-August. The registration portal will open in mid-September. If you have any questions, please contact the USU POC for AMSUS, Ms. Tiffany Helling firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023: April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC
Open call for scholarly sessions, workshops, SIGs, ancillary events, and volunteers
- Ht/Wt 31OCT-11NOV
- Make sure you receive a copy of your ACFT and answer the survey monkey
- Planning on going on leave? There is a new DA31 form. You can find the most updated leave forms here: https://www.nccpeds.com/army-leave
To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (email@example.com). Please allow a few business days for a response.
If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Complete an updated Travel Assessment for any leave requests and send to Brittany Bumgardner or Dr. Zanetti for signature.
Upload the signed TRA to your LeaveWeb request, and designate Brittany Bumgardner and Dr. Zanetti as your primary and backup approver.
If you have a negative balance, submit requests to Col Rieker.
Ensure you are up to date with your Individual Medical Readiness
For Fellows: Fill out TRA, send to fellowship director/specialty chief for signing, submit leave to Maj Mary Hoffman and backup is AF personnel within specialty