Plays of the Week:
Play of the week to Dr. Maggie Hasler and her PICU team for her work in the CNMC PICU. Her response to a code helped to save a patient's life. One of the NPs reached out to say: "The kid is now in CICU with a promising neuro exam thanks to their good work. I know many residents dread the PICU rotation, but these ladies were the best. I’d be their “wingman” any day."
Play of the week goes to Dr. Anna Casey for her excellent care of a challenging patient in PCMH Clinic. This patient required expedited subspecialty evaluation, and she was able to help this family navigate the system and maintain a great therapeutic relationship. A big thank you to Dr. Hughes, who was able to help coordinate and get this patient seen quickly.
Additional play of the week to our NICU Fellows, Dr. Sidney Zven and Dr. Brian Graziose, as well Dr. Smith, Dr. Hisle-Gorman, and Dr. Chokski for their publication in Military Medicine "Evaluating WIC Engagement and Food Insecurity Among Active Duty Military Families". This is a great project that members on the program have been working on for a number of years, and helps to show how as physicians and military officers we can really make an impact on our patient's lives. Great work!
Shout out to Dr. Renuka Rees, who was acknowledged for her and the Sustainability Teams' efforts here at Walter Reed. Please take the time to read the article here, which shares Dr. Rees' vision and the steps being taken to create a culture/policies that use products and energy in a way that does not harm the environment.
Time and Location
MR: 1-hour lecture: Nephrology/HTN - Dr. Ferrara
0745-0850 America 2525
0745-0850 America 2525
MR: Case, Lecture: Febrile Seizures - Dr. Shields
0745-0850 Canyon Conference Rm 4th Floor
Thanksgiving! No MR
Minimal Manning Day: No MR
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
01NOV: CATCH Grant Application Opens
28NOV: Anna Raymond
02DEC: Genesis James
24NOV: Minimal Manning Day
09DEC: Anthony Lucido
28-30NOV: Continuity Clinic Field Trip
29NOV: Case Report Hackathon
11DEC: Block 7 Starts
Continuity Clinic: None!!
All Staff Updates
Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:
Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!
Walter Reed Pediatrics Holiday Party!
Dec 08, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
AY23-24 CME Credit
New sign-in sheet at morning report: We will be having a new two-part sign-in sheet: Morning report CASE ONLY attendance (not CME-eligible) This section will have ALL staff listed
Morning report CASE and LECTURE attendance (CME-eligible) Staff must sign-up for the fiscal year’s CME activity to appear in the drop-down box.
Signing up for AY23-24 CME Either sign-up on the website (see below for instructions) or complete the MR form information on the iPad starting October 2nd (please allow 2 weeks for new staff to be listed on the dropdown list). Signing up for AY23-24 CME Activity: 1. Go to https://education.mods.army.mil/navycme 2. Click on 'Activity Registration' from the menu on the left. 3. Search for “Current Topics in Pediatrics – FY 2024 WRNMMC". The activity ID is 2023-1039. 4. Register!
You must register for all courses at this website: http://fac-dev.usuhs.edu/
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 20 November 2023 Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
Mentorship Half-Day (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 12 December 2023 Time: 08:00 - 12:15 Track: Academic Leadership Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 February 2024 Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg C, Lect Rm C1 It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 22 May 2024 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Rm A2053
Beyfortus Documentation Guide
Beyfortus Documentation Steps
Provide family with RSV information form (in clinic room)
Complete consent form (bright colored paper in clinic room)
Include “Encounter for Prophylactic Immunotherapy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus” as a problem in problem list
Use #pids_nirsevimab_hpi and #pids_nirsevimab_ap to complete your note. These are saved in Renuka Rees’s Autotext. Please ensure that you are documenting in the AP section that you consented the family and the consent form will be uploaded into the patient chart. Please edit the AP section to indicate if the family is getting it in clinic or in the immunization clinic.
Include “Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Monoclonal Antibody, Recombinant, For Intramuscular Use, 50mg or 100mg” in your orders if giving the vaccine in clinic
Drop off consent form in Room 4544 (room across from the treatment room in the Red hallway)
Holiday Door Decorating Contest!
SLP Morning Report: November 30th
“TOPIC: Everything You Wanted to Know about Pediatric Speech Pathology … Within Reason
This morning report really is just for you! Please send questions, areas of interest, or patient case scenarios to me via AMS, drop a note under my door, or email with ATTN: Morning Report by November 26. If nothing is received, you’ll get some of my favorite topics and the latest trends in Pediatric Speech at WRNMMC!”
Please reach out to Ms. Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts on the direction to take this Morning Report!
Block 7 Schedules
Don't forget to reach out to your Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule if you have any questions/concerns. The below attachment has the most up-to-date contact information.
Additionally, check MedHub and review updated goals & objectives for your upcoming rotation!
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (email@example.com) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
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. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times to groups of 9-10 students.
ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
APA Call for Applications: https://www.academicpeds.org/programs-awards-apas-call-for-applications/
Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia Updated!!
Abstracts due December 1st!
PI/QI Projects, ARM studies, and current works in progress would all be great submissions. We would love to have a great NCR turnout at this event, which is within driving distance (~2hrs) from Walter Reed.
Join us for the annual APA Region 4 meeting, scheduled for February 24-25, 2024 at the Omni hotel in Charlottesville, VA. We are planning an exciting weekend of learning and opportunities to network with colleagues from around the region. Register for the meeting at: APA Region 4 Meeting Registration The abstract submission deadline for this year's region meeting will be December 1, 2023, which is 1 month after the PAS abstract submission deadline. Our region follows the same submission requirements as PAS, namely a 2,600 character limit (including spaces) and the ability to upload tables and figures. Please use a structured format that includes Background/Introduction, Objectives, Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusions. We welcome abstracts describing all types of child health focused scholarship, including research, quality improvement, and educational scholarship. Similar to PAS this year, works in progress will be considered for poster presentation. Works in progress may only be submitted by trainees (students, residents, or fellows) and must include a Background, Objective, Design/Methods, and a data analysis plan and timeline. To be considered as a work in progress, results should be anticipated by April 1, 2024. Submit an abstract at: 2024 APA Region 4 Abstract Submission A block of rooms is being held at the Omni hotel - click here to book, or use the group code 022024APAREGION if booking by phone This meeting is a great opportunity to present and get feedback on scholarly work, so please spread the word among your colleagues and trainees.
PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario
AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Looking for New Research and Interesting Case Reports
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2022 at 2359 PST
NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd
Abstract Submission: November 1st to January 28th
Poster Week: April 26th to May 3rd
Community Pediatrics Updates:
MDAAP Chapter Resident Advocacy Day
Thursday, February 8, 2024
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
16-20 OCT & 30 OCT – 03 NOV from 0630-1630.
Show up to the company with summer PTs in that timeframe.
Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAEAB28A3F8C16-44693775-semiannual Email Your Date/Time Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please start NLT 31OCT
Please go to evaluations.hrc.army.mil to create your OERSF (this needs to be completed NLT 31 Oct)- use the attached OERSF completion guide as a reference for the info to fill in under admin data
Current leave process
Please send email to Jack and Military Advisor notifying of specific leave requests
Please use IPPS-A for all leave/absence requests; go to https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login and login with your CAC
Make sure you change your email in order to receive email notifications -> My Profile -> My Current Profile -> down arrow next to name -> Personal Details -> Contact Details
Submit Leave to your specific Military Advisor
Click My Absences in the home page
Complete the appropriate information, an example of chargeable leave is below:
Absence Type: 1-Chargeable Absence
Absence Name: Absence
Absence Reason: 01- Annual (Ordinary) Absence and complete the remainder of the page
Enter Start and End Dates
For supervisor ID: direct it to 1SG Michael Leinweber
Complete address information with the location of where you are going
Make sure you continue to send leave dates and locations to the Peds Leave Listserv: email@example.com
See the powerpoint below for instructions
Please complete and sign the attached checklist when submitting leave.
Put Dr. Zanetti and Jack as 1st/2nd Approver, and email checklist to both.
For the checklist - When out of training these are items that will result in leave not being approved. I will NOT be rejecting leave, but if there are things overdue we need a plan to get updated. If you have a lot of overdue items and you are doing OCONUS or leave requiring commanders signature this could cause issues, but we’ll address that if it comes up.
Here’s how you should answer Checklist:
1 – in JKO ensure that your annual cyberawareness, Hippa, level 1 antiterrorism training are done
2- Check your IMR and ensure all green https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/myIMR.aspx if not use comment box to write what is not up to date and plan
3 – TR closeouts are end of the academic year 30June
4 – N/A
5 – check myfss for next PT Test date https://myfss.us.af.mil/USAFCommunity/s/usaf-fitness-management
6 – this is your birth month
7 – N/A
Mandatory SAPR Training Due NLT 15 Nov 2023
Relias Signup Link: https://dha20433.training.reliaslearning.com
Oct 27 @ 0730 W/Capt Peterson
Oct 30 @ 1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Oct 31@1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Nov 3 @ 1200 W/ SrA Williams
Please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
Dr. Ferrara and Dr. Wido will approve leave in NSIPS
When submitting leave, please email Dr. Ferrara, Dr. Wido, and Chief Resident
Chief Resident will send email confirming that dates have been approved
(3) Leave & Liberty Divisional Readiness LPO: 4th Div LPO- HM2 Mariavicka Sanchez- Responsible for DMS, which includes Pediatrics https://wrnmmc-intranet.health.mil/sites/TNT/NMSD/SitePages/4th%20Division.aspx
(hover over 4th Division tab)
(4) 2024 Training Schedule:
All Trainings are assigned to each Sailor and tracked via the Relias LMS at https://dha20433.training.reliaslearning.com/
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.