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Thanks For Participating: 2013 Emergency Prep Exercise!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

 

On Wednesday, July 31, an Emergency Preparedness exercise was held on the Children’s-Minneapolis campus.  The scenario?  A building collapse, injuring many…volunteers helped simulate this situation by serving as “patients,” “family members,” and escorts!

Thanks to our volunteers, our staff was able to practice their reactions and apply procedures to a plausible situation, ensuring that they would be prepared to take care of real patients and family members if a similar situation arose!

We send a special thanks to the volunteers who participated… the drill would not have been as successful without the use of live participants!

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Preparedness Exercise!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Preparedness Exercise!

 What: We create a scenario (e.g., a building collapses, injuring hundreds!) and have volunteer ‘patients’ and ‘family members’ run through the process of how we (ER, surgery, admissions, etc.) would respond to a large scale emergency in our community.

 Who: We need volunteers of varying ages to serve as patients (younger volunteers, siblings, friends or neighbors), and a few older teen/adult volunteers to act as family members of the ‘patients.’  

You do NOT need to be a Children’s volunteer to participate, but we do need your info to get you officially signed up!

 Day: Wednesday, 7/31

Time: TBD (somewhere between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm) 

 Interested? Contact Ingrid Arnold ingrid.arnold@childrensmn.org or call: (612) 813-6170

Volunteer Services Takes On The Capitol!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 

Children’s Volunteer Services joined the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) today in celebrating “Volunteer Day at the Capitol!”
 
Volunteers, volunteer administrators, and Minnesota supporters came out to remind legislators of the importance of volunteerism in our state!
 
Minnesota has 1.58 million volunteers annually who contribute 171.8 million total hours of service…which is valued at $3.7 billion!

 
Did you know that Minnesota was most recently ranked 4th in the country for volunteer rate, and that the Twin Cities ranked 1st in Minnesota metro areas? Our goal is for MN to be 1st among all states!
 
Thank you to OUR incredible volunteers. Your heart, passion, and positivity make an impact!
 
 

“The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.”
                   – Ethel Percy Andrus

Pediatric Grand Rounds: February 2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Grand Rounds: Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (www.medterms.com).

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers! Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis:  video conference shown in Medical Education Room B-870

St. Paul Campus:

255 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul:  live presentation in the John Nasseff Conference Center

February 2013 Sessions:

2/7: “Epilepsy: More than seizures. What every pediatrician should know”

Presented by Frank Ritter, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Minnesota Epilepsy Group

2/14: “The evolution of pediatric procedural sedation”

Presented by Patricia Scherrer, MD, Pediatrician- Respiratory/Critical Care, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2/21: “Morbidity and mortality conference”

Presented by Gigi Chawla, MD, Pediatrician, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2/28: “Finding the elusive path towards prevention and a care for Type 1 Diabetes: The TrialNet Experience”

Presented by Brandon Nathan, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Minnesota

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Trick or treat, dress-up and eat, whatever you do…have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!

We at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are celebrating with fun themes on Star Studio, in-hospital trick-or-treating and fun face painting/cookie decorating!

“Wash ‘Em Proud” Music Video Opportunity!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Want to showcase your best dance moves for a good cause?  All Children’s staff and volunteers are invited to participate in the filming of a “Wash ‘Em Proud” (hand hygiene) MUSIC VIDEO on Monday, October 29th!  The filming will take place from 3:30-4:30 pm at Children’s-Minneapolis.  Video participants will be taught 2-3 very simple dance moves and asked to do a bit of lip-synching:  the final product will appear on Children’s in-house TV station, Children’s external website, YouTube, and Facebook! 

Please contact Tera Bollig (Tera.Bollig@childrensMN.org) by Monday, October 22nd to sign up for this awesome event!  (Jenna and Ingrid, Minneapolis volunteer coordinators, are already rehearsing! :) )

Children’s COOKBOOK!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Enjoy cooking, baking or simply have a recipe to share?

Be a part of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Cookbook!

 

All Participants will automatically be entered into a drawing for IMAX tickets, Science Museum tickets, and hotel packages at the Sheraton!

For more information or to submit a recipe, contact Ingrid: (612) 813-6170, or ingrid.arnold@childrensMN.org

Pediatric Grand Rounds: September 2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Grand Rounds: Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (www.medterms.com).

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers! Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis:  video conference shown in Medical Education Room B-870

St. Paul Campus:

255 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul:  live presentation in the John Nasseff Conference Center

September 2012 Sessions:

9/6: “Effective Vaccination Communication: Shared Goals in Safety”

Presented by Patsy Stinchfield, RN, CNP, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Immunology at Children’s Hospital

9/13: Child Abuse, TBA

Presented by Mark Hudson, M.D., Pediatrician, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Midwest Children’s Resource Center

9/20: No Grand Rounds (Registration only event)

9/27: “Current Outcomes for Surgical Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”

Presented by David M. Overman, M.D., Pediatric Congenital Cardiovascular Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon, Children’s Heart Clinic (Presented in Minneapolis)

Pediatric Grand Rounds: July 2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Grand rounds: Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (www.medterms.com).

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers! Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis:  video conference shown in Medical Education Room B-870

St. Paul Campus:

255 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul:  live presentation in the John Nasseff Conference Center

July 2012 Sessions:

7/5: “CPC (Clinicopoatholic Conference): Floppy 8-month-old infant with failure to thrive”

Presented by Gloria Swanson, M.D., Pediatric Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

7/12: “Upper Extremity Fractures”

Presented by Jennifer C. Laine, M.D., Pediatric Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma Services, Gillette Chidlren’s Specialty Healthcare

7/19: Annual David Bloom, M.D. and Joyce Warshawsky, M.D. Memorial Lecture, “Fever and Rash: When Is It Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?”

Presented by Mona LaPlant, M.D., M.S., Pediatrician, Rheumatology, St. Paul Children’s Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

7/26: “CPC (Clinicopoatholic Conference) 16-year-old female with fever, rash, hepatitis”

Presented by Kent Wegmann, M.D., Pediatrician, Associate Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Pediatric Grand Rounds: June 2012

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Grand rounds: Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (www.medterms.com).

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers!  Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis:  video conference shown in Medical Education Room B-870

St. Paul Campus:

255 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul:  live presentation in the John Nasseff Conference Center

June 2012 Sessions:

6/7: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy”

Presented by Andrea Hayes Jordan, MD, Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

6/14: “Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care”

(Presented Live: Education Center, Minneapolis Campus)

Presented by John J. Nance, JD, internationally-known speaker, consultant and author, Roche Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington

John J. Nance, acclaimed author and speaker, is an expert in both aviation and healthcare, and will be presenting at Children's-Minneapolis on June 14th.

7/21: “Morbidity & Mortality Conference”

Presented by Gigi Chawla, MD, Pediatrician, St. Paul Children’s Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

6/28: “Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly: Current Management”

Presented by Robert Tibesar, MD, Pediatric ENT Associates, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minnesota Lion’s Children’s Hearing and ENT Clinic