Ohio AAP Podcast Library

New Episode Series!

Date: May 26, 2021

Summary: The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of changes in our lives. As we adapt to this “new normal,” many people have been concerned about its impact on children. Through support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, and the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, we are presenting this Project Firstline podcast. This is part of the Ohio AAP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic where we will get answers to your questions that you have submitted to the AAP regarding COVID-19 prevention and infection control. Experts in this three part series will talk about pediatric environmental exposures, infection control, and indoor air quality will provide evidence-based, practical advice to help us all get through the pandemic safely.

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. The American Academy of Pediatrics is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

NEW: Ohio AAP Project First Line Podcast: Disinfecting and Reducing Transmission in School Settings

Host: Nick Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

Guest: Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, FAAP

NEW: Ohio AAP Project First Line Podcast: Reducing Transmissions in Clinical Settings

Host: Nick Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

Guests: Emily Grohs, MPH and Gladys Martinez, MPH

NEW: Ohio AAP Project First Line Podcast: Ventilation, Air Quality and Masking

Host: Nick Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

Guest: Sergey Grinshpun, PhD

Episode 1: Boosting Pediatric Immunization Rates

Date: October 1, 2020

Host: Denise Warrick, MD, FAAP

Guests: Chris Peltier, MD, FAAP, Nicole Baldwin, MD, FAAP and Robert Frenck, MD, FAAP

Summary: Pediatric providers discuss ways to help boost immunization rates.

Length: 48 minutes

Episode 2: Information Blocking and the 21st Century Cures Act: What it Means for You, Your Patients and Your EHR

Date: December 8, 2020

Host: Chris Peltier, MD, FAAP

Guest: Stephen Andrew Spooner, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Biomedical Informatics (Cincinnati Children’s) and professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

Summary: The 21st Century Cures Act was signed in December 2016, and on May 1, 2020, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules on the Federal Register addressing multiple provisions, including two that likely require action on the part of healthcare organizations: information blocking and interoperability. These rules are part of the 21st Century Cures Act implementation and focus on advancing interoperability and expanding the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. With these rules come new terms, new potential changes for your organization, and a timeline that includes a milestone in Q4 of 2020.

Length: 48 minutes

Episode 3: A COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion on Children and Underrepresented Minorities

Date: February 17, 2021

Host: Chris Peltier, MD, FAAP

Guests: Robert Frenck, MD, FAAP and Louito C. Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP

Summary: The COVID-19 vaccine has been delivered in a tiered approach across the country. Ohio AAP gathered experts on the COVID-19 vaccine and hesitancy in all populations, including underrepresented minorities to provide and update and forecast for the coming months.

Length: 43 minutes