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Pediatric Stroke Champions

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Welcome and Orientation

Overview

Stroke is among the top ten causes of child mortality and may cause lifelong disability. Rapid recognition and the institution of new hyperacute treatments can improve outcomes, yet the diagnosis is often delayed or missed. 

This course was created by expert faculty from the Boston Children’s Hospital Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center to support your development as an institutional champion for improving the care of children with pediatric stroke. You will leave with an action plan for an educational or clinical practice/quality improvement intervention and a certificate of successful completion. “Pediatric Stroke Champions” utilizes highly engaging learning methods that have been proven effective in promoting long-term knowledge gains.

Course Format
This highly interactive and personalized format combines an engaging live/synchronous online workshop component with flexible asynchronous opportunities for self-directed learning and interaction with subject matter experts. This course will empower participants to become “pediatric stroke champions” who will then disseminate knowledge and practice changes back to their home institutions through developing educational resources for their teams or creating stroke rapid response pathways.

Participants will first develop core background knowledge with self-paced pre-course learning through a combination of key references in multiple media, reflection on current practice and goals, and self-assessment knowledge questions. The live/synchronous portion of the course will be interactive and discussion-based with case examples, small group exercises, and panel discussions with faculty subject matter experts. Following the course, participants will continue to engage with faculty in a community of practice as they return to their home institutions to implement their action plans and consolidate their learning through periodic knowledge checks.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of possible pediatric stroke, particularly in high-risk populations such as children with sickle cell disease or congenital heart disease
  2. Initiate optimal evaluation, management, and possible referral of suspected pediatric stroke in response to presentations in various locations and contexts, including in-hospital, out-of-hospital, and emergency care
  3. Demonstrate awareness of long-term management and outcomes of pediatric stroke
  4. Partner with colleagues and systems at their home institution to raise awareness of pediatric stroke and plan responses to possible stroke presentations

Faculty

Miya Bernson-Leung, MD, EdM

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Program Director, Child Neurology Residency Training Program, Associate Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education, Boston Children’s Hospital

Hillary Horte, MS, FNP-C, SCRN

Nurse Practitioner, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Riten Kumar, MD, MSc

Director, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Laura Lehman, MD

Outpatient Medical Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Assistant, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Michael Rivkin, MD

Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Co-Director (and Founder) of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Director, Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory, Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Christina VanderPluym, MD

Co-Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Medical Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management and Monitoring Program (CAMP); Medical Director, Ventricular Assistive Device Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 12.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Work
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 12.00  ACE CE continuing education credits.

MOC II
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn: 12 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Disclosure Policy
Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials, along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.

Course Faculty

Christina VanderPluymLaura Lehman
Riten KumarHillary Horte
Nicole DowningJustin Downing
Michael Rivkin

CME Reviewer

Lesley Niccolini No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Greg Durkin (Nursing) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate

Crystal Tom (Pharmacy) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate

Pamela Chamorro (Social Work) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate

Eugene D’Angelo (Psychology) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate

The following course faculty have reported disclosures:

NameCompany and Relationship
Miya Bernson-LeungAbbott Laboratories, stockholder; Abvie Inc, stockholder
Rebekah MannixAbbott Laboratories, Payments to Institution for Research Activities
Monica KleinmanAmerican Heart Association, Consultant

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Non-medical Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Adolescents

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Director, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

The most common focus when people discuss substance use is the impact it has on infants and adults, despite evidence of the impact adolescent substance use has on adults, and the increasing number of adolescents who meet diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder. This presentation will focus on the neurobiological effects of opioid use in adolescents, as well as primary prevention, secondary prevention and treatment options. The presentation was recorded at Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care 2021, on March 6, 2021.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain what part of the brain develops during adolescence and how that relates to substance use.
  2. Describe how to screen for and intervene with teens that report non- medical opioid use.
  3. Discuss the importance of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Consultant- Orexo

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

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How do I claim credit for this course?

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If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

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Media Use Therapy for Problematic Interactive Media Use

Tarek Aly, MD, MPH

Psychiatrist, Mosaic Psychiatry; Associate, Digital Wellness Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital

In this course, Dr. Tarek Aly defines media use therapy through the modules listed in the MUT Manual and explains how it is used to treat Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU) cases. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on 10/15/21.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand media use therapy through the modules in the MUT Manual: Assessment, Education, Intervention, Maintenance, and Closure.
  2. Expand upon general mental health evaluation and treatment by tailoring assessments, education, intervention, and maintenance to be related to PIMU.
  3. Discuss how culture, environment, medical comorbidities, and psychological and developmental issues may influence Problematic Interactive Media Use and media use therapy.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Tarek Aly, MD, MPH

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

RITA-T Online Training Program

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Roula Choueiri, MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Early Childhood Community Outreach Program; Department of Neurology, Autism Spectrum Center

Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Welcome to the RITA-T web-based training! We are happy you chose to utilize this resource to become trained to administer the RITA-T in order to help better identify children at high risk for an ASD diagnosis. This web-based training program has been designed for users to work through in linear fashion with access to activities and content set to become available as you work through each piece of content. 

Enjoy and Have Fun!

The RITA-T Team

Learn more about the RITA-T on the Boston Children’s Hospital website

Acknowledgements

This course would not have been possible without the help, support, advice, and patience, of a whole team that includes: 

  • All the families, parents, and children, who have participated in this course so that other families and children benefit from improved screening. 
  • Early Intervention Programs in Central MA and Worcester, and THOM Early Intervention Program in Worcester, MA  
  • Initially, the IT team at UMass Chan Medical School for their help in developing this course, their support, and their advice, especially Andrea Delaney.  
  • The IT team, web-development team at BCH.  
  • The CME team at BCH and web-course developers

Before beginning, please print 6 RITA-T scoring sheets and the RITA-T Administration Manual from the “Downloads” tab above.

Estimated completion time: 3.5 hrs.

You can do each part at a time, i.e. save and get back to it. When you have completed all 8 sections, and achieved the appropriate scores on the practice videos, you will be awarded your certificate. Your Kit was shipped to you when you registered. 

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Train reliably on administering a level 2 interactive ASD screener, the RITA-T that differentiates between ASD and non-ASD
  2. List the early signs of ASD
  3. Integrate a level 2 ASD screener in practice to improve access to diagnosis
  4. Analyze community and clinical models that can facilitate evaluations for ASD in toddlers, and strengthen community partnerships  

This program consists of 8 sections: 

  1. Pre-test
    The pre-test will allow you to test your knowledge on important elements such as the early signs of autism, and screening tests, and compare your progress on the post-test at at the end of the course. There is no passing score required for the pre-test.
  2. Educational Background
    1. Early Signs of ASD
    2. An Early Intervention Model 
  3. Overview of the RITA-T
    1. RITA-T overview, development, current models 
    2. Video of RITA-T administration and scoring. 
  4. Step by Step Training
    1. In this section, you first need 3 scoring sheets labeled: CLIP 1, CLIP 2, and CLIP 3. You will watch 3 different presentations of each of the RITA-T 9 items being administered. You can watch this as many times as needed.
    2. When ready, you will score that item on the corresponding sheet. After you hand score each clip, you will then enter your scores on the corresponding questions under the video.
    3. After selecting your answers, select “Finish Activity” and you will be given points based on how many items you got correct for that press and an explanation on how the scoring was determined. You can re-score as many times as needed. 
    4. Once you have completed the “post-clip quiz” for all 27 clips you will be ready to move on to the Independent Practice. 
  5. Independent Practice Videos
    1. For this final section, you will watch 3 complete administrations of the RITA-T, one video at a time. You will use the 3 remaining scoring sheets to score each administration.
    2. At the end of each of the 3 test administrations you will select the correct score range for the administration.
    3. You must get the correct final score on the 3 videos within 3 points range to pass the evaluation and receive your certificate. You can re-score the videos as many times as needed.
  6. Post-test
    You will need to complete a post-test at the completion of this training. You must earn a 70% or higher to continue. You can repeat this test as many times as you need to achieve this score. 
  7. Course Evaluation
    Following the post-test, we ask that you complete a very short survey about the course. We will receive notification that you have completed your training.
  8. Now you have trained on the RITA-T! Then what?
    Now you need to practice using the RITA-T! Allow yourself a few times to administer it “live” even with the manual until you feel totally confident. Administer the RITA-T on young children in your family. Become familiar with each of the items and how to use them correctly. Administer the test on young children in your program who you do not have concerns for. Score in pairs to become familiar with the scoring and to establish interrater reliability. Identify a system within your program to integrate the RITA-T.

Please review the RITA-T Syllabus below, or download it with the link in the sidebar to the right. Once you have done that, please take the pre-test. The pre-test is designed to asses your general knowledge of the early signs of autism as well as characteristics of certain screening tools.  The post-test is designed to assess your knowledge gain after having taken the course. See the Help tab for information about navigation this course and other frequently asked questions.

Syllabus

You will need to download and print one (1) copy of the RITA-T Manual, which you should keep with you as you practice and administer the screening test. You will also need to print a minimum of six (6) scoring sheets for this training. However, you can print as many scoring sheets as you need for extra practice and/or future use. 

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 4.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Psychology

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Disclosures

The RITA-T is an empirically derived, level-2 interactive measure that has been developed to screen for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers 18 to 36 months of age. Early Childhood and Health care providers can become trained to administer the RITA-T, which can be integrated into diverse settings to better screen and identify toddlers who are high risk and need further diagnostic evaluation. The screening test consist of 9 items and takes about 10 minutes to administer and score. Each of the 9 activities designed to evaluate five developmental constructs known to represent early signs of ASD in toddlers 18-36 months.

This online training program has been designed to mirror the in-person training protocol as best as possible. The content provided, requirements for certification, and time required for completion are all equal to what is offered in the live training. Efforts have been made to provide trainees with enough content to answer questions without additional support, however we understand there may be times when there are specific questions and we will answer this questions in a reasonable amount of time. It is important to note that this is an interactive screening test, and you should seek further diagnostic testing and consult your pediatrician if you have concerns for ASD.  

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Speaker Name, Degree

Entity name, or None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CME office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CME Department to request a refund.

Screening for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Durning Pain Management

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Diana Deister, MD, MS

Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Diana Deister reviews the epidemiology of substance use disorders, risk factors for development of substance use disorders in the pediatric pain population, diagnosis of substance use disorders, a brief screening tool to predict the risk of existing substance use disorders, and when to refer for additional treatment. The presentation was recorded at Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care, on March 6, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for development of substance use disorders (SUD’s) in the pediatric pain population.
  2. Describe local epidemiology regarding opioid death.
  3. Apply criteria for diagnosis of SUD’s.
  4. Use a brief screening tool to predict risk of existing SUD’s, and when to refer for additional treatment.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management  

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits. 

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Diana Deister, MD, MS

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.Shortcode

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

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COVID-19 Pediatric Update: Variants and Vaccines

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Kristin Moffitt, MD

Director, Emerging Pathogens Cluster of Clinical Research Excellence, Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation Dr. Moffitt reviews recent data on COVID infection rates in children, severity associated with the Delta variant as compared to pre-Delta, and the state of vaccines, present and future. The presentation was recorded at Advances in Pediatric Healthcare 2021, on Oct. 28, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Review the impact of the Delta variant on pediatric morbidity and mortality
  2. Describe the current state of pediatric COVID vaccines and future vaccine considerations
  3. Briefly review what’s known about long COVID in children

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Kristin Moffitt, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

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An Introduction to Racism in Medicine

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Camila Mateo, MD

General Pediatrics Attending, Martha Eliot Health Center and Boston Children’s Hospital
Diversity Officer, Boston Combined Residency Program Boston Children’s Hospital
Morgan-Zinsser Associate Director of Faculty Development in Inclusive Teaching and Anti-Racism, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Mateo discusses the vocabulary, history, and societal mechanisms that provide the foundation for racism in health care. The presentation was recorded at Advances in Pediatric Healthcare 2021, on Oct. 28, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify manifestations of racism in patients’ lives
  2. Discuss racism as a root cause of disparities in health and health care

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 1.0 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Camila Mateo, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

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How do I navigate this course?

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How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

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Using Behavioral Medicine to Ease Pediatric Chronic Pain

Rupa Gambhir, PsyD

Staff Psychologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Gambhir discusses behavioral medicine interventions for pediatric patients with chronic pain, including psychoeducation, relaxation, CBT, ACT, biofeedback, wellness and lifestyle modifications, and parental involvement. The presentation was recorded at Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care 2021, on March 6, 2021.

Objective: 

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify patients for behavioral pain therapy

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Rupa Gambhir, PsyD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

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How do I download a certificate?

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Intersex Traits, Genital Surgery: Who Gets to Decide & Why? Considerations in Health Care

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

David E. Sandberg, PhD

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Psychology
Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center
University of Michigan

Lih-Mei Liao, PhD, FBPS

Clinical and Health Psychologist

Dr. David Sandberg uses research evidence to define the role of parents, patients, and providers in the decision making process regarding the care of patients with intersex traits (differences in sex development). Dr. Lih-Mei Liao describes the social and cultural influences on the treatment and care of patients with intersex traits. The presentation was recorded at Intersex Traits (Differences in Sex Development); Clinical and ethical considerations in care across the lifespan, on Oct. 25-26, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the cultural and transactional influences on childhood genital surgery and the disadvantages of surgery.
  2. Recognize emotional constraints on informed consent.
  3. Analyze the roles that parents and clinicians have in the treatment decision making process of intersex patients.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

David E. Sandberg, PhD

Lih-Mei Liao, PhD, FBPS

None

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

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How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

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Intersex Traits, Genital Surgery: Who Gets to Decide & Why? Law & Policy

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Louise P. King, MD, JD

Director of Reproductive Bioethics
Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Julie A. Greenberg, JD

Emeritus Professor of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

The goal of this presentation is to enhance learners’ understanding of the reproductive ethics surrounding genital, gonadal and reproductive anatomy and medical interventions, and how this informs the care of patients with intersex traits as well as the laws and policies around intersex patients and their care. The presentation was recorded at Intersex Traits (Differences in Sex Development); Clinical and ethical considerations in care across the lifespan, on Oct. 25-26, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current legal rules that apply or should apply to the treatment of patients with intersex traits (differences of sex development).
  2. Analyze current treatment practices of patients with intersex traits in the context of reproductive ethics, adolescent autonomy, and historical events regarding reproductive rights.
  3. To encourage engagement in ethical and legal topics affecting intersex patients.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Louise P. King, MD, JD

Julie A. Greenberg, JD

None

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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Intersex Traits, Genital Surgery: Who Gets to Decide & Why? Considerations in Surgical Care

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course).

Barbara Chubak, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD, FACOG

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

In this debate, Dr. Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager presents the four arguments that support parents as decision makers in the treatment of children with DSD diagnoses. Dr. Barbara Chubak makes the opposing argument by elaborating why and how pediatric patients born with intersex DSD conditions should be considered an exception to the general rule of parents being decision makers. The presentation was recorded at Intersex Traits (Differences in Sex Development); Clinical and ethical considerations in care across the lifespan, on Oct. 25-26, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Clarify the unique bioethical challenges of consent to surgery.
  2. Describe the moral foundation and flaws in parental proxy consent to healthcare for their children.
  3. Analyze the arguments for and against parents as decision makers in the treatment and care of pediatric patients with DSD diagnoses.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Barbara M. Chuback, MD

Anne Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD

None

Consultant, Affiliate Risk Management Services

Expert Witness in Gardasil Trial

UpToDate Reviewer

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

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How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

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How do I request a refund?

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Pediatric Palliative Care Medicine

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Richard D. Goldstein, MD

Program Director, Robert’s Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Goldstein discusses suffering as distinct from pain, and the need to identify, understand, and engage suffering in primary palliative care. The presentation was recorded at Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care, on March 6, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Incorporate best practices for management of pediatric palliative care
  2. Identify and address suffering in our most vulnerable patients

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Richard Goldstein, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

What is Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)? Is It a “New Normal”?

Michael Rich Headshot

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH); Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA), Co-Director, Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID), Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Rich gives a brief overview of Problematic Interactive Media Use, its impact on children and adolescents, and some of the ways in which clinicians can identify, diagnosis, and treat PIMU in their patients. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on 10/15/21.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain Problematic Interactive Media Use and its effects on physical, psychological, social, and academic health.
  2. Recognize adolescents’ motivations for using digital technology and identify different PIMU presentations and co-morbidities in patients.
  3. Discuss PIMU treatment strategies that promote the use of media and technology in a healthy way.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits. 

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologist

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This course has been approved for 0.75 continuing education credits.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 0.75 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

None

The Digital Wellness Lab is supported by:

Age of Learning, The Alberta Teacher’s Association, AlphaEdison, Amazon Kids, Facebook, Facebook Reality Labs, Instagram, Joan Ganz Conney Center/Sesame Workshop, noggin, Optum Behavioral Health, Pinwheel, Point32Health/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/Tufts Health Plan, Roblox, Ruderman Family Foundation, TikTok, Trend Micro Cares, and Walt Disney Entertainment.

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

The Role of the Social Worker in Problematic Interactive Media Use

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course).

Lauren Mendoza headshot

Lauren Mendoza, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders

This course will cover the treatment of PIMU cases through a social work lens, including crisis management strategies, ways to educate patients and families, and the involvement of additional services/resources in collaborative care. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on Oct. 15, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the different roles that a social worker can have in treating a PIMU case.
  2. Explain safety assessment, planning, prevention, coaching, psycho-education, and redirecting in crisis management.
  3. Discuss educational techniques, available resources/services, and processes for mandated reporting/documentation.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 0.75 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Psychologist

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This course has been approved for 0.75 continuing education credits.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Lauren Mendoza, MSW, LCSW

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

Ocular Effects of Excessive Digital Device Use

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Isdin Oke, MD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology
Instructor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Isdin Oke explores some of the ways in which the visual system in children and adolescents is affected by excessive use of digital technologies. The presentation was recorded at Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU): Gaming, Social Media, and More, on Oct. 15, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how ocular structures grow and the visual system develops throughout childhood and adolescence.
  2. Identify the short- and long-term effects of digital device use on the eyes.
  3. Describe strategies to manage ocular systems.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Psychologist

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This course has been approved for 0.5 continuing education credits.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 0.5 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Isdin Oke, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I Navigate this Course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

Course Navigation

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

The Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): an Unexpected Development in the SARS CoV-2 Pandemic

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Mary Beth Son, MD

Director, Services and Outreach;
Program Director, Rheumatology Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

The focus of this presentation is to discuss the emergence of MIS-C, the clinical characteristics of MIS-C, the pathophysiology of MIS-C, and the long term outcomes. The presentation was recorded at Advances in Pediatric Healthcare 2020, on Nov. 4-5, 2020.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the emergence of MIS-C.
  2. Discuss the clinical characteristics of MIS-C.
  3. Discuss the pathophysiology of MIS-C.
  4. Discuss long term outcomes.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the requirements for 0.75 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Mary Beth Son, MD

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

BCH-DPH Appletree Course Demo

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Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

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  2. Course level learning objective 2
  3. Course level learning objective 3

Speaker 1 Name, Degree(s)

Title & Institution

Speaker 2 Name, Degree(s)

Title & Institution

Speaker 3 Name, Degree(s)

Title & Institution

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of_________AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Speaker Name, Degree

Entity name, or None

Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Sabina Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

This course is an overview of pancreatic, intestinal, hepatobiliary, and nutritional GI manifestations of cystic fibrosis. This will be inclusive of diagnosis, background, presentation, treatment and conclusion. 

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the four categories of CF GI disease: Pancreatic, Intestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Nutritional.
  2. For each category, this module will prepare learners to evaluate background, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment options.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Physician Assistant

Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Sabina Sabharwal, MD, MPH

None

Please see the FAQs below for common questions about how to work through a course. If you have a question or issue that is not addressed in the FAQ, please use this form to submit a help request, or if your issue is urgent, call the CE office at: 617-919-9908.

How do I navigate this course?

How do I navigate this course?

There are two ways to access and navigate course content with the interactive table of contents: at the bottom of the main course page or in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Select the links in the table of contents to access the corresponding content. Depending on the course, access to content may be linear, in which case each content module or section can only be accessed if the prior ones are completed, or non-linear, in which case modules and sections can be accessed in any order. Use the breadcrumbs at the top of any course page to orient yourself within a course, or return to a previous course section or the main course page.

How do I claim credit for this course?

How do I claim credit?

If the course has been accredited, available credits will be displayed on the course home page. Select only those credits that apply to your profession, and click/tap “Apply Selection.” You may make your selection at any point while you are taking the course, or after you have completed it.

How do I download a certificate?

How do I download a certificate?

There are two ways to view/download your certificate: from within the course or from the course listing under your profile (select the document icon). In either case, you must have selected at least one available course credit type to generate a certificate.

How do I view/print my transcript?

How do I view/print my transcript?

You must be logged in to view your transcript. Select My Profile at the top of the page. If you do not see the transcript selector, be sure the Courses tab is selected. Select the type of credit and dates to include in your credit report. To include all credits from all time, leave the options blank. Select Download Transcript to view/download your transcript. Note each credit type in your transcripts starts a new page.

How do I request a refund?

How do I request a refund?

Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

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