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Caring for pediatric patients is a uniquely demanding calling.

From ensuring safe prescriptions, preventing injury, and collaborating with parents — you have a special role in your young patient's lives… one that requires a combination of highly specialized expertise and a broad skill set.

That's why we created Advances in Pediatric Healthcare — our most comprehensive pediatric online course yet. Join us in this incredible program, taught by a faculty team of 13 Pediatric Experts, as they share today's most cutting-edge, evidence-based interventions to treat all children of all ages.

Enroll today, and you'll get…

  • Latest evidence-based guidelines from AAP, CDC, and other pediatric organizations!
  • Medication updates so you can prescribe and manage medications safely and confidently.
  • Powerful management plans for even the most complex conditions including asthma, sepsis, seizures, headaches, and more.
  • Latest insights on emerging topics including diagnosing and prescribing for ADHD, differentiating rashes, nutrition guidelines, and managing pain.
Register today and earn up to 22.0 CE hours, including up to 6 Pharmacology CE hours to help you maintain your pediatric certification!
Advances in Pediatric Healthcare

$1,439.86 Value
Just $719.93 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 22.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Why This Training Stands Out From Others!
  • Developed to meet the real-world needs of pediatric nurses and clinicians
  • Led by pediatric healthcare experts who are caring for children every day
  • Evidence-based guidelines from the AAP, CDC, American Psychiatric Association, Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, Global Initiative for Asthma, and more!
  • Information that you can immediately apply in your practice
  • The latest pharmacology guidelines and updates and the opportunity to earn up to 6.0 pharmacology CE Hours

Course Outline
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET
Pediatric Respiratory Conditions: Challenges in Managing Upper versus Lower Airways
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET | Click here for information about Stephen Jones

  • History taking and physical assessment
    Developmentally and age-appropriate techniques, cause versus symptom and the "inflammatory response", upper versus lower respiratory conditions, "5 Fingered assessment"
  • Non-pharmacological
    Airway/ENT medications, airway clearance, pulse oximeter, oxygen therapy, mist/humidification, asthma meds and devices used, chest physiotherapy
  • Pharmacological Choices: OTC versus prescription
    Antimicrobials (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal), reactive airways: rescue versus controller medications, "cold and cough" medications
  • Laboratory Values: significance of numbers, CBC, RAST testing, Immunoglobins
  • Underlying Triggers: environmental, infectious, anatomical, hygiene hypothesis
  • Apnea: central and obstructive aly
  • Upper respiratory conditions
    • Pathophysiology of airways
    • Infectious ENT related: sinusitis, tonsillitis
    • Croup and laryngomalacia
    • Evidence-based management
  • Lower respiratory conditions
    • Pathophysiology of airways
    • Infectious: bronchiolitis/RSV and HMV; pneumonia
    • Anatomical: asthma
    • Evidence based management; "step management" for asthma

Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN
Advanced Pediatric Lab and X-ray Interpretation
Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN | Click here for information about Maria Broadstreet

Why do we obtain X-rays?
  • Limitations/Indications
  • Anatomy considerations
Systemic Approach to Interpretation
  • Evaluating landmarks/views
  • Inspiration vs Expiration
  • Normal anatomy
  • Red flags
Understanding Pediatric Lab Values
  • Most common labs ordered
  • What is normal?
  • How interpretation is different than adults
  • Normal values
Pediatric Labs by System
  • CBC w/ differential
  • Newborn screening
  • Endocrine panels
  • Hematology
  • Cystic fibrosis/sweat testing
  • Kidney
  • Liver enzymes
  • Lipid profile
  • Allergy panels

Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN
Emergency Care: Common Pediatric Patient Presentations
Theresa Pye, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPEN | Click here for information about Theresa Pye

Emergency Care vs. Primary Care Assessment
  • PAT / Initial impression
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • o Focused
Red Flags
  • Vital signs
  • Returns / Bounce Backs / Frequent Flyers
  • Pain
  • o Suspicious Circumstances / Injuries
    • Ten-4-Faces P
Common Trauma Conditions:
  • Child with minor injuries
    • Fractures
    • Soft Tissue
    • Burns
Pearls of Wisdom
  • Pictures
  • Xray vs US
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

Jean Waitneight, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PNP-BC
Exploring the Autism Spectrum: Screening, Diagnosis, & Management in Children and Adolescents
Jean Waitneight, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PNP-BC | Click here for information about Jean Waitneight

Autism Spectrum
  • What is autism?
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology
Screening & Diagnosis of Autism
  • Screening in the primary care office
  • Developmental Milestones
  • When and where to refer for further evaluation
  • Diagnostic Criteria
Comorbidities Frequently Associated with Autism
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Sleep Disorders
Treatment and Management of Challenges in Autism
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Educational interventions
  • Psychiatric/Medical Interventions
Psychopharmacology of Autism
  • Common medications
  • Indications for use

Lisa Keeler, MS, RN, CPNP-AC
Neurological Challenges in the Pediatric Population
Lisa Keeler, MS, RN, CPNP-AC | Click here for information about Lisa Keeler

Neurological Disorders
  • Congenital: genetic, chromosomal, metabolic, perinatal
  • Acquired: immune, infectious, trauma, neoplasm, cerebrovascular
  • Symptoms: poor muscle coordination, spasms, seizures, muscle tone issues, concentration issues — Delayed physical milestones, gait
  • Management Approaches
Seizures
  • Febrile
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Epilepsy
Other conditions
  • Meningitis, encephalitis, encephalopathy
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  • Spinal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, Aneurysm, Moya Moya
  • Brian Injury, bleeds
  • Brain Tumor
  • Myasthenia
  • Headache/Concussion, ASD

Ashley Smith Fraser, MSN, CPNP-PC
Making Rash Decision in Pediatrics: The Common and Not So Common
Ashley Smith Fraser, MSN, CPNP-PC | Click here for information about Ashley Smith Fraser

Dermatologic History and Exam
  • Basic Anatomy of the skin
  • How to describe a rash
  • Important questions
  • Cultural considerations
Acne
  • How to design a treatment plan
  • Scarring vs PIH and considerations for darker skinned patients
Eczema
  • Types of eczema- based on age and variations (nummular, dyshidrotic, pityriasis alba, etc)
  • The overlap with irritant and contact dermatitis — common irritants
  • Everyday skin care
  • Topical steroids — myths and facts about side effects — how to use
  • Other treatment options and when to refer- dupilumab, topical JAKs, oral JAKs
Bacterial, viral, and fungal Infections of the skin
  • Tinea
  • Impetigo
  • Warts and Molluscum
  • HFM
  • Eczema herpeticum
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa vs Folliculitis
  • Viral exanthems
Newborn Rashes
  • Toxic erythema of newborn
  • Transient neonatal pustular melanosis
  • Miliaria vs Milia
  • Neonatal cephalic pustulosis
  • Diaper dermatitis
  • Cradle cap
Birthmarks
  • Hemangiomas
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Café au Lait Macules and NF1
  • Ash Leaf Macules and TS
  • Nevus simplex
  • Nevus sebaceous
Sample Cases
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Tinea
  • Hemangioma

Christie Strawley, DNP, CPNP-AC, FNP-C
Pediatric Pain: A Comprehensive Primer for Interprofessional Healthcare Providers
Christie Strawley, DNP, CPNP-AC, FNP-C | Click here for information about Christi Strawley

The Importance of Understanding Pain in Infants and Children
  • Historical context, inequities, and consequences of undermanaged pain
  • Pain physiology basics
  • Classifications of pain
  • Common painful conditions in children
  • Pain and child development
Pain Assessment in Children
  • Tools for pain assessment
  • Scales and limitations of scales
  • Joint Commission and pain assessment
  • Focus on function
Managing pain in children
  • Nonpharmacologic pain management
  • Analgesics: opioids and non-opioids
  • Adjuvants
  • Perioperative pain management: PCAs and regional anesthetics
Avoiding Pitfalls in Peds Pain Management
  • Barriers to appropriate pain assessment
  • Prescribing and Dosing considerations
  • Managing medication side effects

Tommy Martin, MD
Maximize Your Message: Using Social Media to Influence Pediatric Health Care
Tommy Martin, MD | Click here for information about Tommy Martin

Social Media Platforms...where do parents go for information?
  • TikTok
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
Importance of Clinicians Creating Evidence Based information
  • Number of users of social media
  • Percentage of patients who look to the internet
  • Misinformation spreads faster than truth
Misinformation/Harmful Information
  • Covid 19
  • Immunizations
  • BORG
  • TikTok Challenges
  • Personal Stories... shared experiences
Harms/Pitfalls of using Social Media
  • Making mistakes in a 15-second clip
  • Under a microscope
  • Perfect Physician Syndromep
Becoming an Influencer
  • Which platform is right for you
  • How to encourage your patients/families to follow you
  • Making connections
  • Next steps
Advances in Pediatric Healthcare

$1,439.86 Value
Just $719.93 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 22.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Plus, 6 FREE Bonus Sessions!
…a $519.94 value!
Alexandra Ginos, MBA, RD, CSP
Pediatric Nutrition: Supporting Healthy Growth through the Early Life Stages
Alexandra Ginos, MBA, RD, CSP | Click here for information about Alexandra Ginos

Evaluating Growth of Infants through Teenagers Nutrition Needs and Considerations for Different Life Stages
  • Infant feeding
    • Breastfeeding versus formula feeding
    • Formula types
    • Introducing complementary foods
      • BLW versus conventional
  • Nutrition concerns for toddler years
    • Adequate portion sizes
    • Selectiveness
  • Grade school
  • Teenagers
Special Considerations
  • Common Childhood Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Pediatric malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Food allergies
  • Picky eating
  • Constipation
Case studies for common scenarios
  • Infant with poor growth
  • Toddler with picky eating
  • Teenager with weight loss due to anxiety/depression

Jena Quinn, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacology: ADHD Management
Jena Quinn, PharmD, BCPPS | Click here for information about Jena Quinn

ADHD Epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
Diagnosis
  • DSM-5 Criteria
  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
Treatment Recommendations
  • Behavior Management — Parent
  • Classroom Interventions
  • Medications
  • Treatment Plan
Medications
  • Stimulants
  • First line... methylphenidate and amphetamine
  • Second line
  • Medication Trials
  • Non-Stimulants

Sean G. Smith
Pediatric Sepsis: Bad Things Come in Small Packages!
Sean G. Smith, MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) | Click here for information about Sean G. Smith

High Performance Resuscitation Teams in Pediatric Sepsis
  • Physical and Psychological Components
  • Skills Maintenance Strategies
  • Real World Application
Rapid Assessment and Stabilization of the Septic Pediatric Patient
  • Identify Determinants of Cardiac Output and End Organ Perfusion
  • Identify Reversible Causes and Their Effects on Cardiac Output and End Organ Perfusion
  • Rapidly Assess and Treat Concomitant Reversible Causes Contributing to Decreased Cardiac Output
The Spectrum of Pediatric Sepsis: Prevention, Recognition, and Palliation
  • Identify evidence-based practices which prevent sepsis
  • Differentiate between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock
  • Rapidly Assess and Treat Septic Distributive Shock

Thomas Kidd, Jr., PA-C
Pediatric Toxicology
Thomas Kidd, Jr., PA-C | Click here for information about Thomas Ali Kidd

Poisoning Overview Statistics
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Hotline Reports
  • Most Common Ages
  • Leading Cause of Home Injury
Top Exposures
  • Most Dangerous
  • Commercial Influence
Peer Pressure
  • Cannabis
  • E-Cigs
  • Opioids
Management of Acute Poisoning
  • Ivermectin
  • Toxidromes
  • Summary/Take Home

Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET
Medication Selection to Manage Children's Symptoms
Stephen Jones, MS, RN, PNP, ET | Click here for information about Stephen Jones

History Taking and Physical Assessment
  • Developmentally and age-appropriate techniques
  • Determining cause versus symptom and underlying triggers
  • Non-pharmacological and pharmacological choices
HEENT/Upper Respiratory Conditions
  • Symptoms: shiners under eyes, tearing and redness from sclera/eyes, ear pain and/or cannot hear, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea, croupy sounding cough, stridor
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Pharmacological and technology options
    • Allergy and cold and cough medications
    • Anti-microbial
    • Nasal sprays, nasal rinses, eye drops, ear drops
Lower Respiratory Conditions
  • Symptoms: cough, wheezing, dyspnea, difficulty breathing
  • Non-pharmacological management: chest physiotherapy
  • Pharmacological (OTC and RX), and technology options
    • Asthma medications: Controllers and relievers
    • Anti-microbial
    • Cold and cough medications
    • Analgesic
    • Spacers, nebulizers, DPI, oral pills. Mist/humidification. Pulse oximeter.
Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Symptoms: abdominal discomfort, reflux/heartburn, colic, loose stools/diarrhea, constipation, dehydration, and not taking fluids
  • Non-pharmacological management
    • Based on GI tract “zone,” CAM, alternative therapies
    • Concepts of dehydration and diarrhea, with appropriate evidence-based fluids
  • Pharmacological options
    • Antacids and analgesics
    • Anti-diarrheal
    • Constipation: Acute and chronic medications
Temperature Measurement
  • Current evidence-based guidelines for appropriate fever management
Headache
  • Symptoms: pain, throbbing, nausea, lights bothering
  • Best practice treatment guidance
Sleep
  • Symptoms: challenging time falling asleep; not able to stay asleep; sleeps "all night" but still tired
  • Pharmacological treatments: OTC vs. R

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Adapting Pediatric Feeding Therapy for the Clinic, Home, School, and Online — Not Just the Kitchen Table
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S | Click here for information about Angela Mansolillo

Feeding Environments
  • Where, what, and with whom?
  • Challenges and environments
There's No Place Like Home
  • Early Feeding Intervention at the kitchen table
School-Based Feeding Therapy
  • Yes, it is educationally relevant
Medical Settings
  • The challenge of carryover
Making Teletherapy Work
  • We are all Zooming now!

How You'll Feel the Next Day in Your Practice Setting
  • CONFIDENT to safely prescribe and manage medications for ADHD, pain, asthma, infections, and more
  • EQUIPPED to initiate treatment for and manage pediatric illness across the lifespan
  • PREPARED to develop management plans for complex pediatric conditions
  • ENERGIZED to provide quality care for children of all ages!

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Advances in Pediatric Healthcare

$1,439.86 Value
Just $719.93 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 22.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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