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COVID-19 Resources for Children's Hospital Educators

COVID-19 Resources for Children's Hospital Educators

Pediatric Learning Solutions has created recommended education to assist with the transition of clinicians to units unfamiliar to them due to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 spread. Educators at PLS participating children's hospitals met to discuss challenges and resources for handling the COVID-19 crisis.



Resources

Article
COVID-19 Resources for Children's Hospital Educators
April 2, 2020

COVID-19 resources for children's hospital educators including free online training and course bundles for transitioning clinicians to unfamiliar units.

Fact Sheet
Hand Hygiene PLS Course Detail
March 19, 2020

This course reviews proper procedures when using alcohol-based hand rubs and soap and water, based on CDC and WHO recommendations, hand hygiene moments, and identifies how hand hygiene can protect patients and clinicians.

Fact Sheet
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) PLS Course Detail
January 31, 2020

Children with autism may present challenges to the health care provider due to communication and behavioral issues (as well as frequent co-occurring diagnoses).

Article
Onboarding at a Diverse Greenfield Hospital
January 30, 2020

Three educators helped open the pediatric inpatient and outpatient units of a new hospital. They worked to establish policies, educate staff, and begin taking patients while adjusting to the realities of health care in the middle east.

Fact Sheet
Arrhythmia Recognition Electrophysiology PLS Course Detail
January 27, 2020

This course discusses the principles of cardiac electrophysiology.

Article
2019/2020 PLS Infographic
January 6, 2020

PLS courses are under a constant review cycle to ensure the most recent evidence-based information is available to learners in an engaging way.

Article
Spread the Word: Achieving High Utilization of PLS Courses
November 22, 2019

Helping staff get the most out of the Pediatric Learning Solutions (PLS) libraries their organization purchases begins with raising awareness. In a recent webinar, Michelle Weber, RN-BC, deployment leader in Organizational Effectiveness and Transformation, at Akron Children's Hospital, shared strategies for making connections across a diverse staff audience to inform learners of the relevant courses and materials available to them.

Article
Evaluation and Dissemination of Measurable Outcomes
October 28, 2019

Researchers share strategies for helping results reach a large audience and create a greater impact.

Article
Calculating Measurable Outcomes of Educational Interventions
September 30, 2019

Gather quantifiable evidence to justify education initiatives

Article
Educating Hospital Staff on De-Escalation Strategies with the Behaviorally Challenged
September 30, 2019

The education staff at Cook Children’s has leveraged several courses from the Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Library to maintain a safe environment, answer staff questions, and meet onboarding and training needs. Sims shared how the hospital is using three of these courses specifically.

Article
Using the EBP Model to Solve a Problem
August 30, 2019

How a team from the ANPD Education Committee studied measuring return on investment (ROI) for professional development activities.

Fact Sheet
Building Effective Teams PLS Course Detail
August 29, 2019

This course will describe an effective ‘team,’ including the structure of a team, development of the team and the roles and responsibilities of the members.

Article
Shock and Kids — It Can Be Life-Threatening
July 19, 2019

Shock occurs when the body is unable to keep up with the demand for oxygen. This article explores the types and signs of shock that may occur in children. ​

Fact Sheet
Status Asthmaticus PLS Course Detail
July 3, 2019

Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood. This course will help learners recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of acute asthma exacerbation and assess the effectiveness of treatment and the patient's readiness to wean.

Fact Sheet
Introduction to Workplace Diversity PLS Course Detail
July 1, 2019

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of workplace diversity, including aspects of bias, inclusion and cultural humility.

Fact Sheet
Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Behavior PLS Course Detail
July 1, 2019

Professional standards of care and personal ethics typically prevent inappropriate relationships from developing. This course explores elements of appropriate health care provider-patient relationships.

Fact Sheet
Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock - PLS Detail Course
June 27, 2019

Shock is a complex process characterized by decreased tissue perfusion resulting in an inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells. Many hospitalized children may be at risk for developing shock. This course helps clinicians recognize and differentiate obstructive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock, explain the management strategies for each type of shock, and follow the pediatric-specific national guidelines for septic shock management.

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Program Gives Adult Nurses Confidence with Pediatric Patients
June 24, 2019

When its Adult ICU Unit became overflow for PICU patients, UC Davis Medical Center developed an education plan to help them succeed. In this article, Debra Cryder shares her experience as a nurse and leader on their floor throughout this shift.

Article
Spotlight on Success: Measuring the Cost
June 6, 2019

This two-article series about measuring return on investment for professional development activities won Bronze Award in the Best How-To category from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE).

Fact Sheet
Sepsis PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

This course will discuss new consensus definitions around the terms "sepsis," "septic shock," and "severe sepsis."

Fact Sheet
Pain Management: Assessment of Pain Neonate PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

Pain Management: Assessment of Pain discusses assessment as the foundation of pain management. Specifically addressed are the elements of a complete pain assessment, pain intensity scales and the role of critical judgment in managing patients’ pain effectively.

Fact Sheet
Thrombocytopenia: ITP and HIT/T PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

This course reviews the risk factors, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of two types of thrombocytopenia―immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis (HIT/T).

Fact Sheet
Temporary Pacemakers Neonate PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

This course outlines the indications for temporary pacing in the pediatric patient, covers the components, settings and functions of a temporary pacemaker, and more.

Fact Sheet
Pressure Ulcers Neonate PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

Pediatric Learning Solutions has created a course in collaboration with a multi-hospital task force introducing the risk factors and risk assessment of pressure injury development in the pediatric population.

Fact Sheet
Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) Neonate PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

This course provides a review of MDROs, including the most common pathogens, risk factors for transmission and methods to prevent and control the spread of MDROs.

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