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Featured Course: Pediatric Drowning

This course discusses a systematic approach to the rapid assessment and management of the pediatric drowning patient, both in the emergency department and in the pediatric intensive care unit.



Resources

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Tips for Standardizing Pediatric Education Across Health Systems
July 2, 2021

Staff from three health systems share their insights for standardizing education, and care for pediatric patients.

LGBTQ Resources
May 24, 2021

PLS met with The Human Rights Campaign, and they provided the following list of resources for our hospitals to reference in serving the LGBTQ community.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Stroke PLS Course Detail
April 23, 2021

This course addresses pediatric stroke care designed to minimize brain injury and maximize patient functioning. Pediatric health care professionals need to be able to identify, intervene quickly and provide ongoing management for patients who suffer from pediatric stroke.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Drowning PLS Course Detail
February 18, 2021

This course discusses a systematic approach to the rapid assessment and management of the pediatric drowning patient, both in the emergency department and in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Article
3 Key Pieces of a Successful Preceptor Training Program
November 25, 2020

Preceptors are a crucial piece for many hospitals’ staff training programs. While placing attention on their education and development as mentors is often a priority, it can be overshadowed with attention to onboarding and training new staff members themselves. Two children's hospitals shared the details of their organizations’ preceptor training programs. Three areas of focus can allow for a well-rounded training program.

Fact Sheet
Sepsis PLS Course Detail
November 24, 2020

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

Article
Managing COVID-19’s Impact on Novice Nurses
October 27, 2020

As health care institutions have navigated a global pandemic, priorities for staff support and onboarding have changed.

Fact Sheet
Care of the Small Baby PLS Course Detail
October 23, 2020

This course provides an overview of physiological differences and specific care management considerations unique to the small baby.

Article
Closing the Experience-Complexity Gap for Novice Nurses
October 5, 2020

A combined increase in the complexity of care and decrease in the experience level within the nursing workforce has created a challenge for health care organizations. Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, J.D., M.S., B.S.N. has several best practice suggestions for helping novice nurses achieve essential competencies.

Fact Sheet
Caring for the Perianesthesia Patient PLS Course Detail
August 24, 2020

This course reviews basics of the GI tract, age-specific factors to consider when evaluating pediatric patients, conditions patients may present with, and treatment procedures for abdominal emergencies. Learn more about this course below and see related courses on the Pediatric Learning Solutions PICU Library page.

Fact Sheet
Pain Management: Pain Pathophysiology PLS Course Detail
July 27, 2020

This course discusses the symptoms, types, causes, co-morbidities and management strategies associated with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seen in the pediatric population.

Fact Sheet
Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PLS Course Detail
June 29, 2020

This course discusses the symptoms, types, causes, co-morbidities and management strategies associated with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seen in the pediatric population.

Fact Sheet
The Deadly Triad PLS Course Detail
June 2, 2020

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

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Trauma and Preventable Injuries PLS Curriculum Detail
June 2, 2020

This course reviews basics of the GI tract, age-specific factors to consider when evaluating pediatric patients, conditions patients may present with, and treatment procedures for abdominal emergencies. Learn more about this course below and see related courses on the Pediatric Learning Solutions PICU Library page.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Mood Disorders PLS Course Detail
April 20, 2020

This course will review assessment, manifestations, treatment and therapeutic strategies for children with depressive and bipolar disorders. By learning more about mood disorders the pediatric clinician will be better prepared to support the child and family with a mood disorder.

Fact Sheet
Abdominal Emergencies PLS Course Detail
March 19, 2020

This course reviews basics of the GI tract, age-specific factors to consider when evaluating pediatric patients, conditions patients may present with, and treatment procedures for abdominal emergencies. Learn more about this course below and see related courses on the Pediatric Learning Solutions PICU Library page.

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.

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