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Caring for Pediatric Patients in Adult Hospital Units

The complex issue of caring for children and adults in the same critical care unit creates an educational challenge as organizations work to meet the needs of both populations. UC Davis Children's Hospital faced this issue in 2018 when a surge of pediatric patients sought care at their hospital.



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Featured Course - Sepsis
May 31, 2019

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

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Featured Page - Pain Management: Assessment of Pain
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.

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Featured Course - Thrombocytopenia: ITP and HIT/T
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).

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Featured Course - Temporary Pacemakers
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.

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Featured Course - Pressure Ulcers
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.

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Featured Course - Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)
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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Featured Course - Sickle Cell Crisis
May 31, 2019

This course briefly reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) and focuses on the presentation and treatment of the most common acute manifestations of the disease, sickle cell crisis and acute chest syndrome.

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Featured Course - Preventing Pediatric Falls
May 31, 2019

The content of this course aligns with the standard prevention elements outlined by the Children’s Hospitals’ Solution for Patient Safety (SPS) Prevention Bundles.

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Featured Course - Oncologic Emergencies
May 31, 2019

This course will review many of the common oncologic emergencies that occur in the pediatric population. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of such emergencies and early treatment will help prevent further complications, leading to better outcomes for the child with cancer.

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Featured Course - Neonatal Sepsis
May 31, 2019

Approximately 3,000 newborn infants die every day worldwide due to infection—recognizing neonatal sepsis will assist in prompt treatment and improve outcomes. This course reviews the risk factors, indicators and current standards of care for managing neonatal infection and sepsis.

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Featured Course - Maternal Factors
May 31, 2019

Conditions affecting the mother can complicate pregnancy and pose a threat to the unborn child. Recognizing and properly managing these conditions will improve mortality and morbidity in the mother and her infant. This course will provide an overview of select maternal factors that can affect the newborn and the impact these conditions may have on the infant.

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Featured Course - Introduction to Finance
May 31, 2019

To effectively manage revenue and expenses in health care operations, personnel must understand and be comfortable with financial information and the factors that impact health care economics. This course will review basic financial concepts and provide examples of practical applications in the workplace.

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Featured Course - Introduction to ECMO
May 30, 2019

This course provides the general information necessary for the ICU bedside clinician to effectively care for the patient on ECMO. General ECMO information is discussed, as well as key assessment, management and safety aspects pertinent to the bedside clinician’s role.

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Featured Course - Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
May 30, 2019

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious condition of the newborn characterized by brain injury due to hypoxia that occurs during labor or delivery. HIE can result in infant mortality or long-term disability. Prompt recognition and treatment of HIE is crucial to improving the neonate’s outcome.

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Featured Course - High-Frequency Ventilation
May 30, 2019

This course will discuss the three basic types of high-frequency ventilation including their indications for use, ventilator settings, effects on the patient, complications and weaning methods. Specific patient care and assessment criteria for the child on HFV will also be discussed.

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Featured Course - Management of the Difficult Airway
May 30, 2019

This course discusses the anatomical characteristics and conditions that can result in a difficult or failed airway and introduces learners to appropriate advanced airway adjuncts.

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Featured Course - The Deadly Triad
May 30, 2019

This course discusses the three components of the deadly triad of trauma including manifestations and resuscitation interventions.

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Featured Course - CLABSI
May 30, 2019

This course presents proven pediatric-specific practices for central line insertion and maintenance. Particularly important is the use of bundles to ensure that key practices are employed every time.

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Featured Course Caring for the Complex Patient
May 30, 2019

Caring for the complex patient involves an interdisciplinary team to coordinate care across specialties as well as involvement from the family and caregivers. The goal of inpatient care is to have a successful transition to home. We will follow a long-term assisted ventilated patient via tracheostomy throughout this course.

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Featured Course - Care of the Pediatric Patient with Suicidal Ideation
May 30, 2019

Pediatric suicide is a serious health concern. By being familiar with warning signs, risk factors and screening tools, you can help ensure the interventions needed for the child and family are identified and provided.

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Featured Course - Arrhythmia Sinus
May 30, 2019

This course discusses the interpretation, etiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of sinus rhythms including: sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, sinus arrest, sinoatrial block, and sick sinus syndrome.

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Featured Course - Arrhythmia Recognition Structure and Function of the Heart
May 30, 2019

This course helps learners understand the structure and function of the heart, differences between mechanical and electrical cells, and more.

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Featured Course - Arrhythmia Recognition Channelopathies
May 30, 2019

This course includes discussion of the etiology, triggers, clinical manifestations, significance and treatment of each of the channelopathy rhythms.

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Featured Course - Anthrax
May 30, 2019

This course provides the professional clinician an overview of anthrax including its transmission, types and related symptoms, and current treatment protocols.

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Featured Course - Anemia and Polycythemia in the Neonate
May 9, 2019

This course reviews the process of hematopoiesis in the fetus and newborn and discusses the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of anemia and polycythemia.

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