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.
Preparing for the Extreme: The Surprising Simulation of Large Scale Disasters
February 26, 2021
It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected, though in healthcare, we often rely on Simulation to help us hone our skills for unexpected and high stress medical events, such as a medical code or trauma. But sometimes, the unexpected happens on such a large scale that it’s almost unimaginable how we could possibly prepare. Perhaps surprisingly, Simulation can also be used in for these “disaster” situations like extreme weather, mass casualty events, school shootings, and yes, even a pandemic. Join guest host, Dr. Samreen Vora, as she interviews Ken Combs, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, to hear stories of applying Simulation to the “extreme” of the unexpected and how partnering with simulation specialists (“simulationists”) can bring a sense of realism to disaster practice.
Equity Actions: Do All Babies Count? The Dilemma of Black Maternal Health
February 19, 2021
Despite many advances we have made over the last decades, black women continue to die in childbirth at rates that seem unbelievable in 2021. We have made medical advances that allow us to do things like open fetal surgery, and yet we continue to measure dramatic differences in both maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as infant mortality, based on race. On today’s episode, join guest host James Burroughs, VP and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer as he interviews Dr. Lisa Saul, perinatologist and president of our Mother Baby clinical service line about the stark maternal health disparities that black mothers experience and how we can approach maternal fetal medicine with an equity lens to make sure that all women and all babies have the healthy outcomes they deserve.
The Smoldering Fire of the COVID Pandemic, The Impact of Vaccination and the What’s On the Horizon for Pediatrics
February 12, 2021
Chances are, if you work in healthcare, you’ve already been vaccinated, and as vaccination rates increase, we are finally starting to see COVID infection rates and positivity rates decrease. So what does this mean? Are we on our way out of the pandemic? What comes next? Joining us on this episode is our resident COVID expert, nurse practitioner Patsy Stinchfield, who is our COVID incident commander at Children’s Minnesota, senior director of Infection Prevention and a member of the ACIP vaccine committee through the CDC. Listen as we discuss where we are in this moment of the pandemic, how vaccination is going, including a look at inequity in vaccine distribution and access, and finally, when and how we can expect to get COVID vaccination for kids.
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.