Welcome to the California Neonatal/Pediatric/Perinatal Disaster Coalition! This googlesite has been formed to connect Pediatric, Neonatal, NICU, PICU, Hospital, Emergency Department, Perinatal, OB and Disaster professionals with ideas, information, resources and strategies for supporting regional pediatric surge and disaster preparedness throughout California and the United States.  We encourage both novice and expert to participate in network support activities and planning. 

Effective September 24, 2014 our coalition efforts now include Perinatal and OB! We will be collecting information and resources to make sure your community has the benefit of all the latest resources from subject matter experts committed to support disaster preparedness for pregnant women and newborns!

NEW!!! Pediatric/Neonatal Disaster Reference Guide: Bridging the Gap between EMS and Hospital Care"  Resources to aid in the development of Emergency, Obstetrical, Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Operations Planning (Download from project documents tab on the left and look for: CH-201-13_CFED_Conference_Book final.pdf)

California Neonatal/Pediatric/Perinatal Disaster Coalition Champions 
Pat Frost RN,MS, PNP, EMS Director Contra Costa County at Patricia.Frost@hsd.cccounty.us
Cynthia Frankel RN,MS, Pediatric Disaster Coordinator, Alameda County EMS at cynthia.frankel@acgov.org
Karen Greeley RN, NICU Disaster Coordinator, Loma Linda Children's Hospital at kgreeley@llu.edu
Brandon Bond, Director, Office of Emergency Management Stanford Hospital and Clinics/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at BBond@stanfordmed.org
Ron Cohen MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director PICN, Packard Children's Hospital at Standford at RSCohen@stanford.edu
Bridget Berg  Manager Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center Trauma/Burn Surge Coordinator, Children's Hospital LA at BBerg@chla.usc.edu
Kathy Stevenson RN, BSN, Manager Pediatric Disaster Resource Center, Children's Los Angeles
MaryJo Quinero, RN, CCRN, Prehospital Pediatric Liasion Nurse, Children's Hospital Central California
Suzy Fitzgerald, MD, Emergency Department, Kaiser Walnut Creek, Northern California
Kay Daniels, MD Perinatal Physician, Stanford, California at k.daniels@stanford.edu
Join our listserve for regular updates by emailing Patricia.Frost@hsd.cccounty.us

Project at a Glance:

To support pediatric, neonatal and perinatal local, regional, state and national disaster preparedness and medical surge efforts.  Although this network began in California we welcome colleagues from all disciplines and every state working on these issues.

Project Objectives

  • Develop innovative models to support pediatric, neonatal and perinatal disaster Preparedness
  • To improve local capabilities for pediatric, neonatal and perinatal medical surge.
  • Connect providers to experts, research, resources, tools and best practices.
  • Support the development of regional pediatric, neonatal and perinatal disaster planning.
  • Provide an informal network of support and consultation to colleagues and champions
  • To advocate for local pedi, neonatal and perinatal capability on the regional, state and national level.

Recent List Items

TitleAssigned ToStatusPriorityDue Date% Complete
EMSC Technical Advisory Report on Pedi-Neonatal Disaster Coalition Activities Cynthia Frankel and Pat Frost co-chairs 3.) Closed 4.) Critical January 27, 2011 100% 
Distribute Findings of 2010 National Commission on Children and Disasters Pat Frost and Cynthia Frankel 3.) Closed 2.) Medium December 31, 2010 100% 
Consultation with Illionis EMSC Decompression Group Pat Frost 3.) Closed 3.) High February 22, 2012 100% 
Informational Table at EMSAAC June 2012 Conference Pat Frost 3.) Closed 3.) High June 4, 2012 100% 
EMSAAC presentation on Pediatric and Neonatal Disaste Preparedness Pat Frost 3.) Closed 3.) High March 22, 2011 100% 
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Rolling Updates

  • December 2014 NEW Perinatal Disaster Resourcehttp://obgyn.stanford.edu/community/disaster-planning.htmlWe are glad to say that we finally have our Stanford Disaster Planning Toolkit website up and ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:10 AM by Patricia Frost
  • November 2014 Coalition efforts continue to focus on pushing out best practice resources for pediatric and OB ebola planning. Report out of activities at State EMSC meeting.  Statewide pediatric drill completed on ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2014, 7:20 AM by Patricia Frost
  • October 2014 Coalition efforts turn to Ebola preparedness efforts. Information requested from CDC on Ebola regarding school impacts for children of suspect cases based on real world events.  Coalition leadership partners with ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2014, 7:15 AM by Patricia Frost
  • September 2014 The Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Course is now officially launched with a huge roll out due to demand. 3 courses per month are planned through 2015.  Our Coalition ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2014, 8:52 AM by Patricia Frost
  • June 2014 Update 1. Update on DHS/TEEX National Curriculum on Pediatric Disaster Preparedness (coming soon)  The course will be offered as a pre-conference at the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 AM by Patricia Frost
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