Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: NPR20

 

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Item # NPR20
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Nurses working with children and families have specialized skills for this unique patient population. This 20-hour CE bundle provides important content on three key areas in pediatric health: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, and Pediatric Health and Physical Assessment. 

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, 3rd Edition

Price: $16.95 
Item # N1911  

Release Date: August 24, 2018

Expiration Date: August 31, 2021

The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and implement interventions for children with suspected or diagnosed Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT) and their families. By recognizing predisposing factors and identifying persons at risk for perpetrating PAHT, healthcare professionals can be instrumental in initiating needed preventative education. This course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who work with children or their families. Additionally, this course meets Kentucky’s continuing education requirement on pediatric abusive head trauma.

Kentucky Nurses - This course fulfills your one-time Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) requirement.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiology and nomenclature of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT).
  • Identify anatomical factors predisposing infants and young children to significant head injuries.
  • Describe pervasive motives for child maltreatment, injuries commonly associated with PAHT, and the signs and potential long-term sequelae of PAHT.
  • Discuss questioning, physical assessment, and diagnostic techniques for obtaining information about a potential victim of PAHT.
  • Identify treatments and interventions that should be used for a suspected victim of PAHT, and the professional and personal obligations of a suspecting clinician.
  • Describe the legalities of identifying PAHT and strategies used to increase PAHT recognition, awareness, and prevention.
Author Bio(s)

Erik J. Usher, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, EMT-P, CFRN, has more than 30 years of widespread clinical pediatric trauma experience, most recently as a rotor-wing flight nurse/paramedic for the Bayflite aero­medical program out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Usher began his trauma career in 1988 in Bristol, Connecticut, working for a busy hospital-based emergency medical services (EMS) agency. While con­tinuing to work in EMS, Mr. Usher obtained a diploma in nursing from the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, where he started his trauma nursing career in the emergency department of one of the state’s largest and busiest Level I trauma centers. Mr. Usher was one of the pediatric child abuse nurses in the department, working closely with local law enforcement. In 1998, Mr. Usher began working for the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, which at the time was the busiest Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, based on Injury Severity Score, in the United States. While working in the free-standing Resuscitation Department, Mr. Usher began his flight nursing career for Mercy Air in 1998, where he helped establish the Las Vegas medevac flight program. Mr. Usher became the man­ager of the Las Vegas base while also maintaining his skills in the trauma center as a nurse and in EMS as a street paramedic. Mr. Usher has been an active speaker at national conventions as well as a lead instructor for advanced procedural cadaver laboratories throughout the country. Mr. Usher maintains active credentials as an instructor for the Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nurse Core Course as well as with the American Heart Association as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. Mr. Usher maintains board certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, and Certified Flight Registered Nurse. He holds a bach­elor’s degree in health administration and has been published in several textbooks and medical journals throughout his career.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kimberly Whalen, RN, MS, CCRN, has 22 years of experience as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She received her master’s degree in informatics and was the pediatric informatics analyst at MGH for 2 years during the transition to Epic. Ms. Whalen is currently the nursing practice specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MGH, a Level I trauma center. Ms. Whalen maintains board certification for Critical Care Registered Nurse and Trauma Nurse Course Certification. She is a part of the Regional Biothreats Team at MGH. Ms. Whalen is a published author and has spoken and presented at many national conferences.

Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1955  

Release Date: October 3, 2018

Expiration Date: October 31, 2021

This course provides learners with an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptoms for particular conditions, indicators of a psychiatric emergency, and appropriate treatment interventions for each case presented. Early diagnosis and intervention can critically affect positive outcomes of pediatric mental health disorders, making the accurate and comprehensive assessment of the pediatric patient’s mental health a crucial component of each pediatric examination.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe the key components of a holistic pediatric mental health assessment.
  • Discuss mental disorders found within the pediatric population.
  • Identify psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents.
Author Bio(s)

Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN, is an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University Department of Nursing. She has been an American Nurses Credentialing Center board-certified pediatric and school health nurse practitioner since 1999, working for over 20 years with children and adolescents in a wide variety of community settings. Dr. Towle has extensive expertise working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties and in school-based health. She is currently teaching nursing to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students at Southern Connecticut State University.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Jean Ivey, PhD, ARNP, PNP-PC, FAANP, retired as an associate professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 and currently works part-time with pediatric home health clients. She taught pediatric nursing at the bachelor of science and master of science in nursing levels and authored funded grants that developed acute and combined acute and primary care pediatric nurse practitioner tracks for master of science in nursing students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She worked with patients in a psychiatric/mental health facility on a child/adolescent unit. Dr. Ivey also had a faculty practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s parent-child clinic. She was a member of a research study about chronic illness in children and helped begin a support group for the families of chronically ill children.

Pediatric Health and Physical Assessment, 2nd Edition

Price: $44.95 
Item # N1649  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

Nurses are the primary caregivers in many pediatric healthcare settings. They need specialized skills to be able to accurately assess pediatric patients during health and illness. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to pediatric health assessment for nurses with limited pediatric experience and to serve as a refresher for nurses caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings. It is essential that nurses develop adequate assessment skills in order to promptly identify potentially significant changes in the pediatric patient’s condition. The course provides nurses with the necessary information to gather a comprehensive pediatric health history and perform a complete physical examination. In order to provide safe, quality care to the pediatric patient, the nurse also needs an understanding of some common pediatric conditions. Reviews of common abnormalities seen in the pediatric patient are provided by body system.

This course reviews concepts related to pediatric health and assessment as they relate to nursing practice. It begins with important questions to ask when conducting a comprehensive pediatric history. Chapter 2 provides the nurse with techniques to use when interviewing pediatric patients or their caregivers. It also provides an overview of items to discuss when conducting a cultural or spiritual assessment in the clinical setting. Pediatric growth and measurement are reviewed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 reviews the proper techniques to use when conducting a complete physical examination of a pediatric patient and also proper ranges for vital signs. Chapters 5-16  introduce information on performing a system-focused history and physical examination. Chapter 17, “Integrating the Pediatric Physical Examination,” assists the nurse in conducting the full physical examination. 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

 

  • Identify elements necessary for effective nurse/patient communication.
  • List questions that may be asked during the spiritual assessment.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of various body systems relative to the pediatric patient.
  • List specific questions to be asked when conducting a comprehensive health history.
  • Describe techniques utilized in performing a physical examination on a pediatric patient.
  • Recognize common abnormalities that may be found when completing the physical examination of a pediatric patient. 

 

Author Bio(s)

Mikki Meadows-Oliver, PhD, MPH, RN, is an associate professor at Yale University School of Nursing. She has taught pediatric health assessment for more than a decade to nursing students. She has been a pediatric nurse since 1994 and a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1998. Mikki Meadows-Oliver has written several book chapters and articles and has presented both nationally and internationally on issues related to pediatric health. She is a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Her current practice is at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, where she works in the Yale Lead Poisoning Treatment Program and also in the Pediatric Primary Care Center.

Lisa M. Rebeschi, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, is an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University Department of Nursing. She currently serves as department chairperson and has previously held positions as undergraduate program coordinator and quality improvement coordinator. She is credentialed as a certified nurse educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and has previously served on the CNE Test Development Committee for the NLN. She teaches a variety of courses across the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs within the Department of Nursing.

Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN, is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Department of Nursing. She has been an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified pediatric and school health nurse practitioner since 1999, working for more than 15 years with children and adolescents in a wide variety of community settings. Antoinette has extensive expertise working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties and in school-based health. She is currently teaching nursing to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students at SCSU.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Jean Ivey, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-PC, is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing. She has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students for over 25 years, teaching such courses as physical assessment. She led a PNP program for over 12 years that focused on health promotion for children and adolescents. 

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