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Digital Seminar

Emergency Care: Common Pediatric Patient Presentations

Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN
2 Hours 04 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 14, 2023
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No day in the pediatric emergency department is ever the same! Children of all ages can present with a simple cold to a life-threatening condition. In this session, Dr. Pye will discuss some of the common acute complaints seen in pediatrics with some guidance for how to approach them. She will cover conditions such as respiratory distress, head injury, abdominal pain, fractures and more! Also included are red flags that you need to respond to quickly...including suspicious injuries, unexplained pain, and children with frequent visits.   


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 04/11/2026.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

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AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 7/13/2023. It was last reviewed on 6/12/2023 and is valid until 06/12/2026


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 7/13/2023. It was last reviewed on 6/12/2023 and is valid until 06/12/2026.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN's Profile

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Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN, works in pediatric emergency services at a large health care system as a clinical manager overseeing learning and development for the Emergency Department service line and the Emergency Nursing residency. She has extensive experience in emergency care, pediatrics, and primary care settings. For the past 20 years, she has served as adjunct faculty as a clinical instructor for undergraduate nursing students and post graduate nurse practitioner students.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Pye has employment relationships with Baptist Health and the Florida State University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Theresa Pye is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Northeast Florida Council of Advance Practice Registered Nurses, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network.


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  1. Discuss etiology, end epidemiology for children presenting with common acute complaints.
  2. Discuss the general approach of physical exam, appropriate interventions and potential differential diagnoses for children with acute illness or injury.
  3. Identify red flags for pediatric patients and their implications.
  4. Discuss pediatric pearls of wisdom for acute care.


Emergency Care Vs Primary Care

  • PAT/Initial impression
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Focused
Red Flags
  • Vital signs
  • Returns/Bounce Backs/Frequent Flyers
  • Pain
  • Suspicious Circumstances/Injuries
    • Ten-4-Faces P
Common Medical Conditions
  • Child with a respiratory complaint
    • Distress vs Failure
    • URI
    • Croup
    • Asthma
    • Bronchiolitis
    • Pneumonia
  • Child with a Neuro Complaint
    • Seizure
    • Concussive Head Injury
  • Child with a GI complaint
    • Gastro
    • Appendicitis
    • Dehydration
    • Ingestion
  • Other
    • Submersion injuries
Common Trauma Conditions
  • Child with minor injuries
    • Fractures
    • Soft Tissue
    • Burns
Pearls of Wisdom
  • Pictures
  • Xray vs US

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • NPs
  • APRNs
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians


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