Scott DeBoer

Scott DeBoer RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, CPEN, EMT-P, is an international pediatric seminar leader and nurse consultant with over 25 years of nursing experience who obtained his master's degree in critical care nursing from Purdue University. Scott retired in 2015 from flight nursing after 20 plus years at the University of Chicago Hospitals “UCAN flight team.” Now he stays clinically active by working in an Indiana emergency department and also does critical care transports for an Illinois based ambulance service. Scott is the primary seminar leader for Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions, LLC, a seminar company he founded and dedicated to saving the lives of children through education. Scott has authored three "Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Review" books, the only step-by-step photo guide for removing body piercings in the ER, a neonatal emergencies handbook, and, recently, "Peds Pearls: Tear-Out, Tips, Tricks & Treasures From the Trenches" book series. All of Scott’s books are written for nurses, paramedics, and respiratory professionals.

For over 25 years, Scott has worked in neonatal/pediatric/adult flight nursing, as well as, staff nurse positions in intensive care and emergency/trauma nursing. He has also taught as a clinical nursing instructor at Purdue University and is a member of AACN, ENA, and ASTNA. In addition, Scott serves as a legal nurse consultant with various national law firms as an expert witness for nursing and EMS malpractice issues.

Scott has written well over 100 pediatric and critical care articles for Neonatal Network, Critical Care Nurse, Journal of Emergency Nursing, AirMed, Emergency Medical Services, Air-Medical Journal, EMS World, and Nursing Spectrum. In recognition of his significant contributions in medical transport journalism, he was honored by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association to be a recipient of their Jordan Award.

Scott is often heard on various podcasts discussing pediatric emergencies for medical professionals and has appeared on the series Trauma Center and several episodes of the television show E.R. as a flight nurse opposite Anthony Edwards and George Clooney.

In 1994, Scott married Lisa Banter-DeBoer and they have two young adult children. Scott and Lisa have owned and operated Pedi-Ed-Trics (formerly Peds-R-Us) together since the late 1990’s. Since surviving cancer several years ago, Scott continues to regularly present on neonatal, pediatric, & "big-people" emergency topics across the world and enjoy his latest adventure as a paramedic at Universal Studios Orlando!

*Disclosure - Consultant: AirLife
  • Scott's Featured Speaking Topics

  • Pediatric Procedures, Practice, & Playtime Pig Lab

    Pediatric Procedures, Practice, & Playtime was developed by Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solution's founder and pediatric nurse expert, Scott DeBoer. This one of a kind, hands-on review course was developed to help reinforce the essentials of pediatric emergency care.

    During this 8-hour day, attendees will work with harvested pig organs for a truly unique review of pediatric pathophysiology. Not just hearing, but actually seeing, touching, and performing procedures are the keys to really understanding, "Why we do what we do" in pediatric emergency and critical care. Medical professionals will gain confidence in their procedural skills, and be better able to utilize these techniques with critically ill or injured pediatric patients.

    Morning sessions, attendees will be a part of a highly interactive pediatric medical and traumatic emergencies review with breaks that include the opportunity to work with human umbilical cords, pig bones, fetal pigs, and MORE!

    Skills lab stations include:

    • Intraosseous Line Placement (conventional and the "new toys")
    • Airway Management (LMA, Cric's, trache's, needle decompression)
    • Multiple interactive pediatric scenarios

    Afternoon session, it's time to get messy and work with harvested pig hearts, lungs and tracheas. The hands-on portions of the class will enable students to better understand pediatric emergency/critical care anatomy and procedures… seeing things from the inside out!

    * Life saving skills practiced on harvested pig organs
    ** No animals were euthanized for this course
    ***Maximum of 36 participants per day.
    ****All disposable equipment, pig parts, and medical supplies are provided by Pedi-Ed-Trics for this program.

    8 Hour Lab
  • CPEN - Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Review Seminar

    This one-day, 8-hour, fast-paced "crash" review seminar is for emergency nurses who provide urgent and emergent nursing care to pediatric patients and their families that want to validate their skills and expertise by sitting for the CPEN exam. Earning the CPEN credential demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience related to pediatric emergency nursing care.

    This review program is designed to give the participant easy ways to remember important tips & tricks pertaining to pediatric emergency nursing. Any nurse that wants to be more fully prepared for the CPEN credentialing examination, or just wants a solid peds emergency review, should attend.

    Scott has entertaining and helpful videos, real-life case studies, and a unique game show style test review session that is sure to leave attendees feeling more confident in their pediatric skills and better prepared to... Challenge and Pass the CPEN Exam!

    8 Hour Seminar
  • Pediatric Medical Pearls and Jeopardy Jewels

    Education will never be the same, nor your expectations of how educational offerings are provided for healthcare professionals. From classrooms to computers, from projects to presentations, simply standing behind a podium is no longer an option. In this slighly interactive gameshow format, you'll come away asking, "Does CE stand for 'Continuing Education' or 'Constantly Entertained'!

    Scott DeBoer RN, MSN has combined both of these concepts into a fast paced learning experience. While "Playing Jeopardy," this presentation will review and reinforce the assessment skills, clinical findings, and management priorities for successfully handling a wide variety of common and not so common pediatric medical emergencies. Do you know the answers to these questions? Come play and find out!

    Pediatric Trauma Tales - 60 minute game show
    Pediatric Medical Messes - 60 minute game show
    Combine Trauma and Medical Topics into a 60, 90 or 120 minute game show.
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