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COVID-19: Supporting Paediatric Patients in Coping through a Pandemic

Using clinical examples from their work in a Paediatric Emergency Department in New York City, the presenters share strategies to assess and support the emotional safety & coping needs of patients & families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This learning activity is being provided as a pay-what-you-want session and the speakers have requested that the money raised goes to the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Fund, which was recently established in honor and memory of their colleague.

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Course Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for clinicians working in healthcare settings with paediatric patients & their families, as well as new opportunities to support positive coping in children & families. Using clinical examples from their work in a Paediatric Emergency Department in New York City, the presenters will share strategies to assess and support the emotional safety & coping needs of patients & families during the pandemic.

Learning Outcomes

In this video learning activity, you will:

  • Describe approaches to assess the psychosocial & emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric patients & their families
  • Identify strategies to assist paediatric patients in coping with the symptoms of COVID-19
  • Utilize developmental theory & trauma-informed care to support and communicate with paediatric patients & their families
  • Explain adaptations to optimize safety when providing care to paediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Course Content

*The money raised will be donated to the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Fund to support healthcare worker mental health

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May 2020

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Jul 2022

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Jessica Kirsch

RN, BSN, CPEN, NYSAFE

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Jessica Kirsch is a Registered and Certified Paediatric Emergency Nurse at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, serving as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and nurse preceptor. Jessica is a strong advocate for simulation-based training and helps run her institution’s interprofessional clinical simulation program in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Additionally, she has authored an institutional Handbook of Paediatric Emergency Nursing. Jessica is also a certified New York Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, providing forensic and medical services to victims of sexual assault.

Jessica has presented her work on medical simulation at the Association of Child Life Professionals’ Annual Conference and the International Paediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshops, as well as at local and regional conferences. She serves on the clinical faculty of BASE Camp, a simulation-based training program for paediatric emergency medicine. Jessica is currently developing a simulation-based training curriculum for paediatric palliative care in the emergency setting.

Hilary is a Certified Child Life Specialist working in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. In this role, she has collaborated with interprofessional team members on paediatric pain management initiatives, as well as the growth of a weekly in situ simulation program in the Paediatric Emergency Department. Hilary has presented this work at the Association of Child Life Professionals’ Annual Conference, Paediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, International Paediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshops, and a variety of regional conferences. She has published additional work in Paediatric Emergency Care, BMJ Simulation and Technology Advanced Learning, and the ACLP Bulletin.

Hilary holds a Master’s degree in Child Life from Bank Street College of Education, where she is now an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, she is founder and director of the child life program at BASE Camp, a simulation-based training program in paediatric emergency medicine for physicians, nurses, and child life specialists that prepares interprofessional teams to care for children and families during traumas, resuscitations, and mass casualty incidents (pembasecamp.org). Hilary has served as an item writer and item writing coach for the Child Life Certification Commission of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) and is a past chair of ACLP’s Mentor Program.

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Hilary Woodward

MS, CCLS