Protecting Children: Coronavirus Considerations with Dr. Brent Kaziny
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Course Time: 30 Minutes
The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is committed to enhancing your safety and security. As part of our mission, we work with award-winning professionals who are recognized experts in their various fields to ensure you have access to the latest information and resources. We are happy to provide this FREE course focused on coronavirus and children. The course builds upon our 7-course coronavirus series – over 10.5 hours of coronavirus programming developed specifically for those caring for children. This free course features a conversation between the Institute for Childhood Preparedness’ Executive Director, Andrew Roszak, and Dr. Brent Kaziny of Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Kaziny shares his experience as a practicing physician specializing in pediatrics and also as a father of two young children.
During this free course, the following topics are discussed:
- How coronavirus impacts children
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Discussion of health screenings
- How the fall/winter flu season may impact coronavirus and how we should handle children that present at health screenings with fever/signs of illness
- What is an incubation period and how does that impact testing for coronavirus
- Considerations if you have a suspect coronavirus case in your program
- Mitigating risk in the time of coronavirus
- Tips for engaging parents as you reopen and continue operations at your child-serving program
- From a parent perspective, things you can do to engage and reassure parents
In addition to learning valuable information, course participants will also receive a 10% discount to all of the other coronavirus courses offered by the Institute for Childhood Preparedness. You can access all of our coronavirus courses by visiting https://www.childhoodpreparedness.org/online.
Dr. Brent D. Kaziny completed his medical degree at the University of Texas – Houston, School of Medicine. He started his pediatric intern year at Tulane University, where he received the Hurricane Katrina Code Grey Hero Award for his efforts caring for patients and assisting with the evacuation of Tulane Hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His experience during Hurricane Katrina ignited his interest in pediatric disaster preparedness. After completing his intern year, he transferred to Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed his residency training in general pediatrics. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Upon completing fellowship, Dr. Kaziny took a position as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. He has served as a subject matter expert on the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services curriculum development team for FEMA’s Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Course and continues to serve as the medical director for this course teaching it across the country. On a national level he serves as the Co-Director of the Disaster Domain for the Emergency Medical Services for Children – Innovations and Improvement Center. At Texas Children’s Hospital he works in the Emergency Center, is Director of All Hazards Preparedness and Response for the Section of Emergency Medicine, and serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Management and Co-Chair of the Emergency Management Committee. He was actively involved in Texas Children’s Hospital’s response to Hurricane Harvey and continues to be involved in ongoing efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.