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MCHB to Host "Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events" Webcast

Apr 14, 2014

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) will host the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) webcast "Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events" from 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Eastern) on April 22, 2014. This webcast will highlight best practices and lessons learned from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where the threat of a tsunami or typhoon is an everyday reality and where routine and extraordinary often intersect. The CNMI EMSC program will discuss successes and challenges in pediatric disaster preparedness and response, including: the EMS systems and resources; interagency collaboration; and community planning, practice, response, and recovery.

Please email questions about the webinar to the moderator, Anthony Gilchrest, MPA, EMT-P, EMSC National Resource Center manager, at or call 301-244-6220.

Presenters include:
• Antonio Kapileo, EMT, EMS supervisor, CNMI Office of Emergency Medical Services, interim CNMI EMSC program manager
• Jocelyn Sablan, EMT, CNMI EMSC family representative, Woman's Advisory Network representative, CNMI EMSC advisory board chairperson
• Joaquin Camacho, EMT, CNMI Office of Emergency Medical Services, EMS Data Collections/Statistics Management
The webcast will feature a special welcome and introduction from Patricia Pettis, MS, APRN, PCPNP-BC, Captain, USPHS, field project officer, Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Emergency Management, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS - Region I (New England).