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

  • June 2015 June 22-24  Building Bridges Together Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop sponsored by CDPH and EMSA in Sacramento. Networking with CDPH, HPP, ASPR and other leaders to support neonatal and pediatric ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 8:40 AM by Patricia Frost
  • May 2015 ReelDX and OpenPediatrics training resources being featured on Community of Practice Conference Calls. National Coalition Conference planning continues and registrations gaining momentum. Efforts to identify all pediatric coalitions in progress ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2015, 9:07 AM by Patricia Frost
  • April 2015 Coalition assisting ASPR TRACIE resources for assist in finding resources and subject matter experts. 
    Posted Jun 20, 2015, 9:04 AM by Patricia Frost
  • Feb 2015 National EMS for Children Community of Practice Webinars and ASPR Pediatric Resilency calls featuring California local, regional and community champions. Sessions archived for ongoing resources.
    Posted Jun 20, 2015, 9:02 AM by Patricia Frost
  • Jan 2015 EMS for Children California TAC incorporates Neonatal and Pediatric Disaster Preparedness as part of strategic plan.  TEEX Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Course funding expanded to support 20+ additional classes. Efforts continue ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2015, 9:00 AM by Patricia Frost
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