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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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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. ​

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sepsis PLS Course Detail
May 31, 2019

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Sickle Cell Crisis Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Preventing Pediatric Falls Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Oncologic Emergencies Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Neonatal Sepsis Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Maternal Factors Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Introduction to Finance Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Introduction to ECMO Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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High-Frequency Ventilation Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Management of the Difficult Airway Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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The Deadly Triad Neonate PLS Course Detail
May 30, 2019

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

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CLABSI Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Caring for the Complex Patient Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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Care of the Pediatric Patient with Suicidal Ideation Neonate PLS Course Detail
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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