April 2017 Bulletin

Emergency or Urgent Care? New Guide Available for Referring Providers

Seattle Children’s has a new Emergency or Urgent Care? Referral Guide (PDF) to help providers determine whether to refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or to one of our Urgent Care Clinics.

The guide includes a list of conditions, and where patients with those conditions should be seen. It also includes information the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic staff need when you call, as well as diagnostics, pharmacy and staffing information.

Our Urgent Care Clinics page conveniently lists hours and wait times for each clinic, so you can give your patients and families an idea of how quickly they can be seen.

To refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or an Urgent Care Clinic, call the Communications Center at 206-987-8899.


New Referral Guide for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinics

Seattle Children’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health has revised its referral process for the Program to Evaluate Attention, Regulation, and Learning (PEARL); Mood and Anxiety Disorders (MAP); and Early Childhood (ECC) Clinics. While the clinics have historically accepted self-referrals, they will now only accept referrals from Seattle Children’s and primary care providers.

Find referral information for each clinic on our website.


Register Today for the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics will host the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference July 21–22, 2017. This year’s theme is “The Cutting Edge: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Surgery.”

Join a distinguished group of bioethicists for challenging and illuminating presentations and discussions exploring the complex questions this topic raises. Abstracts must be submitted by May 5.

To learn more and to register, visit the Pediatric Bioethics Conference website.


Upcoming CME for April 2017

Pediatric Otolaryngology Update for Primary Care Providers, April 8 in Seattle

Please join us Saturday, April 8, for this highly practical course that will provide the most current information on best practices for common otolaryngology issues seen in primary care. The format for each topic includes a panel of experts presenting cases with an interactive discussion of best practices for diagnosis and management.

Provider Fatigue: Do I Have It? How Do I Prevent It? How Can I Make It Go Away?, April 17 in Olympia

Join Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Cora Breuner for a session on preventing provider fatigue.

  • Location: Room 200, Providence St. Peter Hospital, 413 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • The session is free and dinner is provided. Please RSVP to Patti Kilburn.


Upcoming Grand Rounds for April 2017 (CME Credit Available)

Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • April 6: Neonatal Dialysis: Futile, Foolhardy or Fantastic?
  • April 13: Success Through Failure: Embracing and Learning From Errors in Healthcare
  • April 20: Can We Eliminate Otitis Media?
  • April 27: Abusive Head Trauma: Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We’re Going

For Provider Grand Rounds information, visit our Grand Rounds page.

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online

  • Cardiac Imaging and 3D Printing: Current Applications and Future Perspectives
  • What’s New in Retinopathy of Prematurity?
  • Growing Up Digital: Parenting Connected Toddlers Through Teens

View a list of all online videos in our video library.


New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals for April 2017

Medical Staff

  • Michael Saper, DO, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Federico Seifarth, MD, Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists, General Surgery
  • Austine Siomos, MD, Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung, Heart Center
  • Devon Snow-Lisy, MD, Swedish Medical Center – Pediatric Specialty Center, Urology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Courtney Campbell, PA-C, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Stacie Cindea, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Kelsey Pearson, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Nephrology
  • Lindsay Whitley, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center