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Digital Seminar

Life-Threatening Pediatric Emergencies

Stephen Jones
6 Hours 51 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Aug 22, 2014
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  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Trauma: Sports/Non-Sports Related
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Ingestions and Poisonings
  • Diarrhea and Dehydration

Children are not small adults and infants are not small children. Each child and infant is a unique individual, requiring unique interventions. Do you care for pediatric patients in your work place? Are you around children in your neighborhood? Perhaps you attend community events with children in attendance? As a healthcare professional, you may be called upon to be a first-responder, part of a resuscitation team, or someone caring for the child and family in acute or primary care settings.

You will leave this educational event with practical strategies for recognition, management and prevention of a myriad of pediatric urgent and emergent conditions. As a pediatric clinical nurse specialist and pediatric nurse practitioner caring for children with life-threatening emergencies on a routine basis, Stephen Jones, MS, RN, CPNP, ET, understands the need for rapid and appropriate treatment responses for this age group in particular. Attend this seminar and learn from Stephen’s vast experiences working “in the trenches”. He will provide many helpful insights from his extensive and on-going clinical career and practical, evidence-based interventions to guide the treatment of the most challenging pediatric urgencies and emergencies that present. You are guaranteed to leave this day immediately ready to improve the actual outcomes for your own pediatric patients - and perhaps more importantly, know key interventions to avoid any preventable negative consequences while these young patients are under your watch!


Pediatric Stabilization & Critical Assessment Goals

  • Essential data to collect
  • Primary and secondary survey:
  • Assessment and interventions
  • Immediate interventions for life-threatening situations
  • Hypothermia and its multisystem implications
  • Code medications: The “Big 3”

Technology: The Benefits & the Pitfalls

  • Respiratory devices: Delivery systems, oxygen therapy, mist, humidification
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Interpreting key laboratory findings
  • EEG and lumbar puncture

Suspecting Child Abuse

  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • Child maltreatment
  • Mandatory reporting

Infectious Diseases

  • Group b strep
  • Bacterial/viral meningitis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Herpes: Simplex and encephalitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Influenza
  • Fever and hyperthermia management

Ingestions & Poisoning

  • GI decontamination
  • “Pharming” implications
  • OTC medications: Cold/cough preparations, acetaminophen, NSAIDs
  • Alcohols, hydrocarbons
  • Lead intoxication

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Malrotation/Bowel obstruction
  • Appendicitis
  • Diarrhea and dehydration:
  • Evidence-based guidelines

Trauma in Children

  • Sports and non-sports related injuries
  • Abdominal trauma: Bowel perforation, spleen & liver laceration
  • Chest trauma: Pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax, flail chest
  • Neurological involvement:
  • Head trauma: TBI, cerebral edema and concussions
  • Seizures

Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Hypertrophy cardiomyopothy
  • Cardiomyopathies


  • Prevention & initial/acute management
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Optimizing use of the Epi pen


  • Croup: Viral and bacterial

Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis (RSV/Non-RSV)
  • Pertussis
  • Asthma


  • Explain the latest strategies useful in evaluating pediatric life-threatening situations.
  • Formulate both non-pharmacological and pharmacological options used to manage pediatric life-threatening situations.
  • Differentiate between various infectious diseases and the most up-to-date interventions for each.
  • Choose the current treatment recommendations for the most commonly ingested agents.
  • Apply the latest evidence-based guidelines for optimal treatment of significant diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Assess a variety of traumatic injuries seen in children and the best practice initial response to make the difference in outcomes.
  • Determine the optimal and immediate interventions for the cardiac emergencies likely to present in children.
  • Explain the medication management of distributive anaphylactic shock.
  • Compare clinical presentation between various lower and upper airway diseases.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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 professions standards

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 90 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 08/22/2020.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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 6.3 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.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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.



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Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET, is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner and Enterostomal Therapist who practices fulltime at the Children’s Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this role, Stephen cares for children in a variety of pediatric units, with both acute and chronic conditions, including the general pediatric units and PICU.

He also manages children with pulmonary conditions in the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis clinics. As an Enterostomal therapist, Steve also consults in the NICU and various outpatient clinic settings for skin/wound/ostomy issues. Within his many roles, he interacts and deals with children with many and varied conditions. Within these roles, a good percentage of Steve’s time is spent in managing children with myriad types of upper and lower airway/pulmonary conditions, from acute to chronic conditions, including asthma, BPD, and Cystic Fibrosis, as well as children with mechanical ventilators.

Stephen is a published author, having written numerous chapters for textbooks and professional journal articles. In addition to his active clinical practice, Stephen is the founder of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality pediatric educational events for healthcare professionals. Stephen holds undergraduate degrees from Union College and Skidmore College, while his graduate degree is from the University of Rochester.

He has been a frequent presenter on pediatric related topics and serves on speakers bureaus for a variety of pharmaceutical companies. He is a soughtafter speaker who has lectured extensively to diverse audiences throughout North America for over thirty years.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Jones is the founder of Pediatric Concepts. He has an employment relationship with The Children’s Hospital - Albany Medical Center. Mr. Jones receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Stephen Jones has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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