Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to Dr. Andrew Warren and Dr. Briggs Smith for their swift, life-saving actions this week when a patient went into anaphylaxis on the ward. Within moments had given the patient the epipen and proceeded down the pathway of management. The patient was able to be stabilized and quickly because of their fast and comprehensive interventions.
Play of the week to our entire NICU staff, nurses, RTs, fellows and residents! The NICU has been very busy this week with 4 high acuity admissions. A special shoutout to Dr. Anna Casey and Dr. Nicole Martin. Anna placed umbilical lines in a 450 gram neonate without difficulty, and Nicole placed two UVCs in a pair of twins. Both showed great poise during times of controlled chaos. Everyone keep up the great work!
Additional play of the week to Dr. Rebecca Morgis, who provided exceptional care to a patient and his family in the Adolescent Clinic. The patient presented with acute pain after use of substances. She was able to obtain a comprehensive, yet focused history, as well as do a thorough examination, that helped us to diagnose the cause of the patient's pain. She was efficient, while also going the extra mile to ensure the patient and his family were comfortable with the plan, and understood the course of action/treatment. Very impressed and grateful to her!
Play of the week to the Corpsmen and Residents on the excellent work they did on the Pumpkin Decorating contest. The resident Blue Team won for the first time!
Play of the decade to Ms. Theresa Kiefer, who is leaving Walter Reed after over 10 years of service to the Pediatric Residency Program and other GME programs. She has been an amazing member of our team, and will be dearly missed!
Time and Location
MR: PI/QI: Knowledge Burst and Meeting
0745-0850 America 2525
Residents, Yellow Belts, and Stakeholders
MR: Case, Lecture: Neurocutaneous Syndromes - Dr. Schacht
0745-0850 America 2525
0745-0850 Sim Center - Heroes Building - 4th Floor
Residents and Med Students Only
No MR: Minimal Manning Day
No MR: Veterans Day
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
01NOV: CATCH Grant Application Opens
06NOV: Andrew Warren
09NOV: Minimal Manning Day
09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga
10NOV: Veterans Day
28NOV: Anna Raymond
13NOV: Block 6 Starts
02DEC: Genesis James
09DEC: Anthony Lucido
24NOV: Minimal Manning Day
28-30NOV: Continuity Clinic Field Trip
29NOV: Case Report Hackathon
Continuity Clinic: Development V: Interventions and Services
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)
PI/QI: Next Session MONDAY, 06NOV
Knowledge Burst and Working Session
EIRB should be submitted, with adjustments made if necessary
Knowledge Burst will be on Implementing Countermeasures
Please ensure that team leader is designated and ready to go for session
Holiday Door Decorating Contest!
Block 6 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
Please reach out to Jack or Dr. Lopreiato if interested.
PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario
Call for Abstracts will open on August 31, 2023, and close on November 1, 2023
The fee for abstracts is $100 USD
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:
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
SSgt Starr: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.