Talking Pediatrics is a clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota, home to The Kid Experts, where the complex is our every day. Each week, we bring you intriguing stories and relevant pediatric healthcare information as we partner with you in the care of your patients. Our guests, data, ideas and practical tips will surprise, challenge and perhaps change how you care for kids.
Featured podcast episodes
Kids and COVID: What You Need to Know About Expanding Vaccination and Current Pediatric Infection Rates
In early November, the ACIP and the CDC approved FDA emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for ages 5-11 years old. And it seems like it couldn’t have come soon enough, with kids back in school this year and rising pediatric positivity rates for COVID. Now comes the hard work of figuring out a vaccination strategy for younger patients and having important conversations with parents and caregivers to help them understand the importance and safety of COVID vaccination in younger kids. Here to help us understand the landscape for pediatric COVID and help us with the science and data we need to talk to families are Dr. Anu Kalaskar, Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Joseph Kurland, Infection Preventionist, at Children’s Minnesota.
Introduction to Talking Pediatrics podcast, a clinical pediatric podcast by Children’s Minnesota
Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer at Children’s Minnesota and host of Talking Pediatrics introduces our new clinical podcast and gives a sneak preview into what you can expect as we partner with you in the care of your pediatric patients.
Simulation Sessions: Taking the Show on the Road with Mobile Simulation
May 13, 2022
Is it a bird? A plane? A mobile simulation bus? Mobile simulation, which brings vehicles equipped with spaces to simulate patient care areas, task trainers and mannequins directly to the health care provider, has steadily increased over the last decade. Since 2007, the Children’s Minnesota Mobile Simulation Center Bus has traveled to provide hands-on practice for health care professionals across the region. The Mobile Simulation Center is a 40-foot RV outfitted to look like a hospital space, and designed for training teams in the field. On this episode, Dr. Samreen Vora interviews Suzanne Nelson, a Simulation Education Specialist at Children’s Minnesota, who shares her experiences with the Mobile Simulation Center providing health care professionals an opportunity to practice clinical scenarios and reflective debriefing in a mobile clinical setting.
Health Equity Actions: When Racial Bias is Built Into our Medical Tools
May 6, 2022
When we talk about health equity, we often hear about overcoming both implicit and explicit bias, which implies that if we could only change individual and collective behavior, we could improve health outcomes. But what is left out of these discussions is the important factor of structural racism, the ways that our health care system was built to generate the racial health inequities we see today. Surprising to some clinicians is that structural racism is even built into the tools that we use on an everyday basis, everything from lab values to pulse oximeters. Join this discussion with our guest host Adriene Thornton, health equity manager and her guest, Siman Nuurali, change management consultant as they discuss how racism is built into the tools of health care and what we can do to change this going forward.
The Heart of the Matter: What Primary Care Clinicians Need to Know About Pediatric Heart Transplantation
April 29, 2022
Each time a child undergoes heart transplantation, there is an entire team involved across multiple settings to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. This amazing gift of life doesn’t come without risks and complications, and the pediatric heart failure and heart transplant team at Children’s Minnesota wants to make sure that every primary care clinician knows how to take care of pediatric heart transplant patients before and after surgery. Join this discussion with our Kid Expert, pediatric transplant cardiologist Dr. Adam Putschoegl, to learn what you can do to help your patients with heart failure and heart transplant during each step of their journey.
Meet the guest hosts
Meet the hosts, part 1
We will talk with James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer, and Gabi Hester, MD, MS, medical director clinical outcomes, about their passions and paths to pediatrics as we get to know these hosts who will lead us through discussions around health equity and inclusion (James) and clinical care guidelines (Dr. Hester).
Meet the hosts, part 2
We talk with Dr. Samreen Vora, the medical director of simulation at Children’s Minnesota., We got to chat with Dr. Vora about her passion and path to pediatrics as well as what to expect for her episodes.
What should we DISCUSS?
We want to know the issues and concerns that are important to you in your clinical practice so that we can continue to partner with you in caring for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!
Disclaimer: The content shared in this podcast is not meant as clinical advice for individual patients nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity and does not accept any advertising money. Opinions expressed by guests not affiliated with Children’s Minnesota are their own.