Community Grand Rounds: Enhancing Pediatric Education And Care Practices Across The Spectrum Of Care
*Lana Martin, *John Bealer
Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
Background: The purpose of the implementation of grand rounds was to extend the educational reach of pediatric expertise into regional partner hospitals and EMS agencies who transfer patients to our Level 2 trauma center. The goal was the development of pre-hospitalization transfer outreach and education. We describe initial program evaluation and outcomes for the first six months of grand rounds presentations.
Methods: A needs assessment was performed to determine how to best meet the pediatric educational inquiries with our traditional partners. A collaborative multidisciplinary planning committee was constructed, and technology solutions were defined to meet these educational demands during COVID restrictions. We created a series consisting of 2 sessions per month each lasting 60 minutes to be delivered by videoconferencing software across the region. Topics included were trauma and general pediatric care.
Results: In the first six months, we had over 2000 participants in our region, which quickly expanded to include participants from 10 states and 5 countries. Participant satisfaction was high with 96% saying they found the seminars to be valuable. The interactive nature with polling questions especially accounted for high satisfaction scores.
Conclusions: Our program has proven to elevate the level of education and positive care practices to facilitate smoother transitions for patients and families to our Level 2 trauma center. It has built stronger relationships with partner hospitals and EMS agencies. The interest across the U.S. is evidence of itís importance in helping to coordinate care in other regions.
All authors report no conflicts of interest related to this presentation.
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