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Blank Children's Hospital

Medical Outreach

Our Medical Outreach Education team at the Center for Advocacy and Outreach arranges pediatric, neonatal and OB education for health care professionals and emergency medical service providers across the state. We are committed to being the best medical outreach education resource in order to ensure that all children in Iowa get the highest level of care when they need it most.

Below is the 2019 Webinar Schedule, check the website frequently as new webinars are added often. 
To receive emails for webinar registration contact Jessica Dinh at Jessica.Dinh@unitypoint.org or (515) 241-3537.

2019 Webinar Schedule

All webinars are on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


May 8, 2019

Process Improvement in Pediatric Asthma (PIPA) - A Quality Improvement Initiative for the Inpatient and ED Setting

During this webinar, we will discuss the goals of the American Academy of Pediatrics "Process Improvement in Pediatric Asthma (PIPA)" Quality improvement initiative for both the ED and inpatient setting. We will describe the pathway/changes that we implemented locally at Blank. Next, we will review the outcomes of the QI study (nationally and locally). Finally, we will share our successes and areas for ongoing efforts for our inpatient and ED teams, as well as how we have taken the project to our fellow providers in the community. 

Presented By:
Julie Anderson-Suddarth, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Sedation, Blank Children's Hospital Audrey Bush, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Hospitalist and Medical Director of Blank Inpatient Pediatrics, Blank Children's Hospital

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Process Improvement in Pediatric Asthma


May 22, 2019

Genetic Evaluation of the Developmentally Delayed Child

We will review the primary care approach for patients with genetic concerns.

Presented By:
Nathan Noble, DO, FAAP, FACMG, Medical Director of the Anna Blank Developmental Center, Blank Children's Hospital

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Genetic Evaluation of the Developmentally Delayed Child


June 12, 2019

Stay & Play or Load & Go

This webinar will explore the differences in acute sexual assault in prepubescent children versus adolescents and adults. We will review laboratory workup for this population and prophylaxis as well as discuss resources available to the healthcare team.

Presented By:
Jamee Adams, RN, CPEN, Pediatric Transport Team, Blank Children's Hospital

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Stay & Play or Load & Go


June 19, 2019

A Multidisciplinary Approach to an Evidenced Based Approach to Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

This webinar will give you tips and strategies of how to implement a new treatment approach to babies with NAS. Our approach starts prenatally and concludes with follow-up after discharge from the nursery.

Presented By:
Amy Ferguson, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Hospitalist, Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency, Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery, UnityPoint Health- Des Moines

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


July 10, 2019

Acute Sexual Assault in Prepubescent Children

This webinar will explore the differences in acute sexual assault in prepubescent children versus adolescents and adults. We will review laboratory workup for this population and prophylaxis as well as discuss resources available to the healthcare team.

Presented By:
Ken McCann, DO, FAAP, Medical Director, Blank Children's STAR Center

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Acute Sexual Assault in Prepubescent Children


September 25, 2019

Foster Care and The Medical Home

This webinar will explore the differences in acute sexual assault in prepubescent children versus adolescents and adults. We will review laboratory workup for this population and prophylaxis as well as discuss resources available to the healthcare team.

Presented By:
Ken McCann, DO, FAAP, Medical Director, Blank Children's STAR Center

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Foster Care and The Medical Home


October 9, 2019

Sleep Difficulties in Children

This webinar will discuss common pitfalls for primary care providers in helping children with sleep related difficulties.

Presented By:
Nathan Noble, DO, FAAP, FACMG, Medical Director of the Anna Blank Developmental Center, Blank Children's Hospital

Click HERE to Register for the Webinar: Sleep Difficulties in Children


Note: Blank Children's Hospital's webinars are the sole property of Blank Children's and the information provided is for information and educational purposes only. Individuals may not reproduce the webinars in any form, no reference or use the information provided in them, without express written consent of the presenter. To obtain, please contact Jessica Dinh at Jessica.Dinh@unitypoint.org

Additionally, the information contained herein is not medical advice and is neither intended to create, nor does receipt constitute, a client relationship. This presentation contains general information on medical issues and is not a substitute for medical advice from a qualified provider licenses in the appropriate specialty. This presentation is provided as public resource for "information purposes" only and should not be relied upon as "medical advice". Nothing transmitted from this presentation constitutes the establishment of a client relationship. Applicability of the medical principles discussed in this presentation may differ substantially in individual situations or in different states.