Spring Forward into Learning

March 13, 2021

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

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will have met the objectives listed by categories below:

G-tubes
•    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
Objectives: 
•    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 


Sepsis
•    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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Course opens: 
03/13/2021
Course expires: 
03/27/2021
Event starts: 
03/13/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/13/2021 - 12:00pm
UPMC: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

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. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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