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Standardizing Pediatric Care Education Across A Large Health System

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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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.

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Evaluation and Dissemination of Measurable Outcomes
October 28, 2019

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

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Calculating Measurable Outcomes of Educational Interventions
September 30, 2019

Gather quantifiable evidence to justify education initiatives

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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).

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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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