Spring Forward into Learning
This course will review:
The fundamentals for diagnosing and treating pediatric gastrostomy tube complications, chronic troubleshooting issues, and indications for each type of tube.
How to properly screen for behavioral health and safety concerns.
The importance of effective communication
Define and discuss the updates to sepsis recognition, as it relates to the Sepsis 3 guidelines, and implications in pediatrics. • Recognition of sepsis in the pediatric population • Discuss types of interventions, including lab work and treatments, according to the established practice guidelines at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Upon completion of this course participants will have met the objectives listed by categories below:
• Understand the diagnosis and evaluation specific to pediatric gastrostomy tubes
• Recognize risk factors of gastrostomy site breakdown including prolapse
• Identify comorbidities and need for referral for dislodgement
• Learn strategies for prevention and treatment including preventative skin care and routine gastrostomy tube re-measuring
Safety Screen that Teen
• Confidently screen children and adolescents for safety
• Accurately assess level of risk
• Refer to appropriate outpatient/inpatient behavioral health supports
Say What??? - Panel discussion on leadership communication
• Explain the importance of effective communication
• Choose at least one new communication strategy to implement
• Determine how to respond to strong emotion either from a patient/parent or colleague during a difficult conversation
• Define and discuss the updates to sepsis recognition, as it relates to the Sepsis 3 guidelines, and implications in pediatrics.
• Recognition of sepsis in the pediatric population
• Discuss types of interventions, including lab work and treatments, according to the established practice guidelines at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Marissa Narr, CRNP and Kim Ackerman, CRNP
Nicole Brynes, CRNP
Alyssa Baker, PA-C, Sarah Whoric, PA-C, Whitney Lerch, PA-C
Breanne Gray, CRNP
Noona Vehovic, CRNP
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.
- 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation