Join us each week as we bring intriguing stories and relevant pediatric health care information that will surprise, challenge and perhaps change how you care for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!
COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know
We are in the middle of a public health crisis. At almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, infection, hospitalization and death rates are skyrocketing toward all time highs. This weeks numbers suggest that nearly two people died from COVID-19 every minute this past week. Infection rates are high, our hospitals are filling up and as the weather is getting colder, it is forcing us indoors and potentially into more exposures with upcoming holidays. It appears that the light at the end of the tunnel for all of this is the rapid development of a vaccine. And the good news is that a vaccine is on the way, in a matter of days, and here to talk to us about all things COVID vaccination is our resident expert and Hospital Incident Commander for COVID, Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield.
Introduction to Talking Pediatrics podcast, a clinical 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: The Unique Power of Human Simulation
April 23, 2021
Often when we think of simulation, we think of the use of mannequins to practice procedures or simulate a trauma or event, but nothing really prepares you for “real life” in quite the same way as simulating with actual human beings, or standardized patients. Listen to guest host Dr. Samreen Vora as she interviews Joe Miller, human simulation program manager at the University of Minnesota, about the use of live pediatric simulated patients or actors to simulate everything from a “mass casualty” event with multiple high school students to a difficult conversation between a transgender patient and their provider. Standardized patients, or SPs, can be powerful patient teachers that help us improve care for marginalized populations, as they shape the narrative of their experiences and train clinicians to provide culturally responsive care.
Reflections On A Revolution: Advancing Health Equity and Inclusion After the Murder of George Floyd
April 16, 2021
Almost one year ago, the world watched in horror as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, ultimately taking his life. After this event, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we both watched and participated in a global awakening and uprising for racial justice, with many heeding the call to take action to end systemic racism as they never had before. While Derek Chauvin’s trial gets underway and we prepare for the one year anniversary of George’s Floyd’s death, we sit down with our guest host James Burroughs, VP and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Children’s Minnesota, to talk about what it’s been like to continue the work of advancing health equity and inclusion over the last year, what progress has been made, what work there still is to be done. We talk about the disparate impact of the COVID pandemic on communities of color, our drive for equitable vaccine distribution and the impact of racial trauma on our colleagues and patients of color during the current Chauvin trial. Note: This episode was recorded two weeks before Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Park, MN police officer, reigniting the grief and anger of racial profiling and police violence here in the Twin Cities.
Equity Actions: #ProtectTrans Kids
April 9, 2021
2021 is shaping up to be one of the worst years for anti-LGBTQ legislation to date. So far over 175 bills have been introduced in 32 states that seek to restrict the rights of LGBTQ individuals, with several of them specifically targeting transgender and gender diverse kids. This coordinated, multistate effort to target vulnerable transgender youth is rooted in fear and misinformation. Guest host James Burroughs, VP and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, interviews Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer, Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota about what equity actions you can take as a clinician (or parent or community member) to protect transgender kids as they are being banned from sports participation and denied access to life saving medical care. Learn how to dispel myths about transgender athletes and what we know about the evidence behind providing gender affirming care to kids and teenagers.
Meet the guest hosts
Meet the hosts, part 1
Gabrielle Hester, MD, MS
We will talk with James Burroughs, chief equity & 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
Samreen Vora, MD
Nicole Beckmann PhD, APRN-CNP
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 talk about?
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.