Spread the Word: Achieving High Utilization of PLS Courses
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.
Building Effective Teams PLS Course Detail
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.
Status Asthmaticus PLS Course Detail
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.
Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock - PLS Detail Course
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.
Program Gives Adult Nurses Confidence with Pediatric Patients
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.
Spotlight on Success: Measuring the Cost
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).
Sepsis PLS Course Detail
This course will discuss new consensus definitions around the terms "sepsis," "septic shock," and "severe sepsis."
Pain Management: Assessment of Pain Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Thrombocytopenia: ITP and HIT/T PLS Course Detail
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).
Pressure Ulcers Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Sickle Cell Crisis Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Oncologic Emergencies Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Neonatal Sepsis Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Maternal Factors Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.
Introduction to Finance Neonate PLS Course Detail
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.