KAAP Toolkit for Pediatricians

KAAP members: please use the social media messages and graphics to amplify the message to families and communities that pediatricians are available and OPEN FOR CHILDREN. Did we miss anything? If you would like to see a specific message, please contact Amy at amy.trollinger@kansasaap.org. Pediatricians are Open to Care for Children  KAAP Press ReleaseSocial Media Messages (pdf)Sports PhysicalsYou've been doing enough - Call Your PediatricianWell-Checks and ImmunizationsCall your PediatricianKeep Vaccines Up to DateImmunizations and Well Check Visits for Babies Encourage Families to Stay Home Children and Masks Children and Masks Handout (pdf) AAP #CallYourPediatrician Campaign Alternative Graphics For Other ProvidersSports PhysicalsYou've been doing enough - Call Your DoctorWell-Checks and ImmunizationsCall your DoctorKeep Vaccines Up to Date

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New Live Free CME Webinar!

Engaging Adolescents in Healthcare Decisions June 9, 2020  12:00-1:00 p.m.             Speakers:Tasneem Alaqzam, MD and Denise Bloch, Counsel Objectives:At the conclusion of this activity the participant will be able to…. Identify ways they can make their practice more adolescent friendly.Review the healthcare-related rationale for providing confidential care to adolescents, as well as the legal framework for the provision of such care.Understand legal aspects of adolescent healthcare including guidelines for confidentiality. Register here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/733YPQP CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Kansas Medical Society through the joint providership of Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and DCCCA. Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Kansas Medical Society...

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PIP Spring 2020 CME Webinar Recordings

KAAP is happy to offer the recordings of CME presentations planned for our Progress in Pediatrics – Spring 2020 at no charge to our members. Please complete the evaluation at the end of each presentation to receive CME credit. If you are not a KAAP member and would like to purchase credit hours, contact Mel at mel.hudelson@kansasaap.org. Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Kansas Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Allergy Testing Jay M Portnoy, MD The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. https://vimeo.com/413392620...

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New Preparticipation Physical Exam Form

From KSHSAA: As you know, KSHSAA rules require every student participant in our interscholastic activity program to have a Preparticipation Physical Exam completed prior to practice or competition. For the upcoming school year, the form has been revised and we are hopeful that you, in your role as Executive Director of the  Kansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, would help in notifying your members of this updated form.  While we will still accept the previous version, we believe the new form provides additional perspective for student healthcare needs.   The new PPE form is available on our web site at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf and the Spanish version is available via http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE(Spanish).pdf. The form now includes a cover page with specific responsibilities for students/parents, healthcare providers,...

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Study details COVID-19 characteristics, co-infections in children

From AAP News: Children with COVID-19 have different symptom presentations, laboratory findings and severity than adults, and co-infections are common, according to a new study. From Jan. 20 through Feb. 27, 2020, researchers looked at data on 74 pediatric patients with COVID-19 in China and found nearly all had been in contact with adults in their household who were infected with the virus before them. Read the full article.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

The following is a list of resources regarding COVID-19. KAAP's What do I do if I suspect a patient is infected with SARS CoV-2? KAAP's COVID-19 Pediatric Clinic Key Strategies (pdf) KAAP's Improving Financial Health During COVID-19 (pdf) Social Media Infographics: Well-Checks and Immunizations Call your Pediatrician Keep Vaccines Up to Date Encourage Immunizations and Well Check Visits Encourage Families to Stay Home Children and Masks Children and Masks Handout (pdf) General Information AAP NewsCOVID-19 outbreakAAP Red Book Online2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) InfectionsKDHECOVID-19 UpdatesCDCCoronavirus (COVID-19)John HopkinsMap TrackingKansas Breastfeeding CoalitionCOVID-19 and BreastfeedingNIHCoronavirus (COVID-19)National Library of MedicineCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)WHOCoronavirus Pediatricians and Healthcare Professionals AAPClinical Guidance Q & AAAPCOVID-19 Planning Considerations: Return to In-person Education in SchoolsAAPCOVID-19 Webinars for PediatriciansAAPDiscussion Board (Log...

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KAAP Members Launch 3D NP Swab Print Project to Supply KDHE Lab

As of April 18th, John Fales, DMD and Kory Kirkegaard, DMD began printing thousands of NP swabs which will be couriered to the lab at the KDHE. The NP swabs are printed on FORMLABS printers, which are specialized medical device printers, using a specialized surgical guide resin and the USF FDA EUA files tested at Northwell. Dr. Fales, a Pediatric Dentist in Olathe, is a member of the KAAP and serves on the AAP’s Section on Oral Health as the liaison from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kirkegaard practices at The Art of Dentistry in Overland Park. On April 3rd, the KDHE acquired the CEFEID platform to increase testing capacity to 1000 tests a day, but the rate...

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Virtual CME Meetings

As a member benefit during this difficult time, KAAP is offering the CME presentations planned for our Progress in Pediatrics - Spring 2020 virtually and at no charge. You will have the option to participate in the live virtual presentations or to watch the recording for CME credit on our website at a later date. Find registration information for the live events below. Past Webinars Click here to access recording of these webinars. CMEs will be available to KAAP members. New Guidelines for ADHD Trevena Moore, MD, MPH, FAAP        Friday, April 10, 202011:00 a.m. (1 hour) A recording of this webinar will be available soon. The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum...

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COVID-19 Pediatric Clinic Key Strategies

Download the pdf This document highlights key strategies for managing COVID19 in a population of children. Please follow epidemiologic updates and guidance given by the CDC (CDC COVID19), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (http://www.kdheks.gov/), and the AAP (AAP COVID19). Triage level of care: The vast majority of COVID19 infections in children are mild. These children are best cared for at home. This is the single most important message for families. Create postcards, texts, and on-hold recorded messages to families outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home.Post signs and have information in your clinic outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home (AAP Caring for Colds)....

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