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Research and Education

Pediatric emergency medicine faculty participate in a number of academic activities and programs that contribute to the prevention and optimal management of childhood illnesses and trauma. These include offering continuing education opportunities, fellowships and rotations, and conducting research on such diverse topics as autism care, infectious diseases, injury prevention, point-of-care ultrasound and telemedicine, among others.

Programs and Areas of Focus

Child Protection Team 

The child protection team is a multidisciplinary team devoted to recognizing and treating victims of child abuse.

Child Injury Prevention Network

The Child Injury Prevention Network is a collaborative group of faculty and staff members from the Center for Injury Research & Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Digital Health and Innovation

Pediatric emergency medicine faculty and staff explore and evaluate applications of mobile health, digital therapeutics and novel technologies that improve care for children.

Disaster Medicine

Our faculty and staff prepare to optimize care for children and families during all hazard disasters through multidisciplinary drills and protocol development.

International Health

During annual international health trips to Guyana, Haiti, Kenya and Nigeria, faculty, pediatric nurses and residents provide medical care in low-resource communities and provide medical education to local healthcare providers.

Medical Education

Our faculty are medical educators focused on innovative curricula for multidisciplinary learners at all levels of training. Two are members of the School of Medicine Colleges, advising medical students throughout their training and several faculty serve as teaching attendings for medical students. Pediatric emergency medicine attendings sit on several residency committees and conduct monthly residency-based lectures. Several faculty are currently implementing a new curriculum for point-of-care ultrasound.

Pediatric Transport

The pediatric transport team includes a highly skilled team of physicians, critical care transport nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who care for children who are transported to and from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education for trainees includes didactics and hands-on training overseen by POCUS trained pediatric emergency medicine faculty. Additional educational experience is offered through image review sessions, simulation workshops and an image review database.

Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medical Services

Pediatric emergency medicine faculty have leadership roles with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. EMS oversight of clinical care helps improve care of children in the pre-hospital setting. Faculty are also engaged in EMS-oriented research, including developing EMS triage tools for pediatric patients and establishing an evidence base for hemorrhage control in children.

Quality Improvement

Quality improvement efforts involve transforming the delivery of pediatric emergency care with initiatives such as improving patient throughput and workflow, communication between team members and promoting an enhanced culture of patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Rural Health

We are committed to improving pediatric care beyond the walls of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Faculty offer didactic sessions and simulation-based learning to rural and community hospitals throughout Maryland.

Simulation

Simulation-based learning is an educational modality applied across multiple levels of learners and health professions. Content focuses on resuscitation and critical care, tele-simulation to improve pediatric emergency care at rural and community centers, and simulation curricula for learners including residents and fellows.

Telehealth

Our faculty and the pediatric transport team communicate with community hospitals through telehealth platforms to improve pediatric care, coordinate patient transfers or facilitate consultation.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Physicians who are board certified/board eligible in pediatrics or emergency medicine are invited to apply for this fellowship training program, which prepares fellows for emergency and urgent care of ill or injured children. Applications are accepted from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 each year.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Educational Activities

Johns Hopkins medical students are invited to rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department for core clerkships, subinternships and electives. Trainees in pediatrics or emergency medicine rotate during their residency. All trainees hear didactic lectures from our faculty members and fellows, and are invited to engage in research or quality improvement projects.

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