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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.

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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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Stress Management for Clinicians and Families in the Era of COVID-19

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

Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Erica Lee, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

This course will cover the impact of pandemic related stress on clinicians, active coping skills, and how to prioritize your own self care to support yourself as a clinician. 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. Differentiate between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout among providers.
  2. Identify evidence-based coping skills they can use to address clinicians COVID-19 related stressors.

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 Credits ™. 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: 

Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, PhD

None

Erica Lee, PhD

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.

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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.

Pediatric Analgesia: Opioids and Non-Opioids

Alyssa Lebel, MD

Co-Director, Headache Program; Senior Associate in Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lebel reviews the science of opioids and considerations for evaluating the different options for pain management in children, with the ultimate goal of finding balance and harmony in opioid therapy. 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. Evaluate available opioid and non-opioid options to treat pediatric pain

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: 

Alyssa Lebel, 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?

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Please email the CE Department to request a refund.

Towards a Mechanism-Based Approach to Pain Diagnoses and Treatment

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

Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD

Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center and
Neurobiology Program
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Clifford Woolf reviews the current state of understanding about pain mechanisms and the implications of that understanding for both diagnosis and 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. Discuss the fundamental basic pain mechanisms.

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.

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.

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. 

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: 

Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD

Founder of Nocion Therapeutics and QurAlis; Scientific Advisory Board Member for Enclear Therapies and Cyngal

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.

Opioids, Marijuana & Vaping (The Law and Rational Prescribing)

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

Shannon Manzi, PharmD

Director, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service; Manager, ED and ICU Pharmacy Services; Applied Informatics Faculty, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP); Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shannon Manzi discusses Massachusetts and federal laws pertaining to opioid deterrence and medical marijuana, reviews detection tools, and looks at the vaping crisis. The presentation was recorded at the Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care conference on March 6, 2021.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  1. Discuss the laws surrounding opioid and medical marijuana misuse and deterrent measures in Massachusetts, and where we’re headed with the federal government.
  2. Describe the current tools that are available for detecting this misuse of prescription drugs.
  3. Describe the vaping crisis and how that actually fits into the marijuana use and the medical marijuana 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.

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: 

Shannon Manzi, PharmD

Scientific Advisory Board Member for Global Gene Corporation; Consultant at Stoke

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.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: State of the Art

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: State of the Art Banner

Click on the Login To Enroll button above to log in and access the conference content. Your login information can be found in the “Access Information” email. You will only be able to access content you have registered for.

Overview

This course presents the state of the art in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by faculty of the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Emergency Medicine. The goal of this course is to engage clinicians practicing pediatric emergency medicine, including emergency physicians, acute care pediatricians, emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency medicine fellows, physician assistants and licensed nurse practitioners. Nationally recognized faculty will virtually deliver didactic presentations, facilitate small group interactive case discussions, and run simulations of acute cases and virtual emergency medicine procedure training.

Target Audience

Specialties – Acute Care Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, Pediatrics
Professions – Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant, Residents and Fellows

Objectives

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

  1. Integrate thoughtful approaches to the evaluation and management of pediatric stroke.
  2. Evaluate the current management of pediatric sepsis focusing on early goal-directed therapy and strategies to improve recognition and outcomes.
  3. Review diagnostic approaches and management strategies for critically ill newborns and children, including life support guidelines.
  4. Recognize renal emergencies specific to children and implement appropriate management.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of different presentations of children and adults with acute illness and injury.
  6. Recognize important visual clues that help diagnose select pediatric conditions.
  7. Employ strategies for optimizing analgesia and sedation of children in the ED setting.
  8. Apply an evidence based approach to the evaluation and management of neonates and infants/toddlers with fever.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of important literature which impacts and informs pediatric acute care.
  10. Apply reasoned approaches to the diagnosis and management of newborn emergencies.
  11. Practice reasoned approaches to the diagnosis and management of pediatric poisonings and understand new and emerging threats.
  12. Demonstrate physical examination techniques to evaluate common orthopedic complaints.
  13. Recognize common pitfalls in diagnostic radiology in pediatric emergency medicine.
  14. Apply techniques for performing critical pediatric airway procedures.
  15. Employ reasoned approaches to the evaluation of cardiac emergencies in children.
  16. Recognize commonly presenting and potentially dangerous rashes and learn how they are treated.
  17. Practice an approach to psychiatric emergencies and de-escalation strategies.
  18. Recognize common and atypical COVID complications and develop an approach to their management.
  19. Appreciate evidence based care for common or high stakes pediatric complaints.

Accreditation

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 15.00 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 15.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants
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 15.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Risk Management
This activity meets the requirements for 5.00 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.

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:

15.00 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.

Zoom Information

Prior to the start of the webinar, please ensure that you have a zoom account. If you do not, please create one.

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Evaluation Information:

At the completion of the live webinar a post-conference email from cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu will grant you access to the online evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, your CE certificate will be automatically generated.

Support

For technical issues with this site, please contact: cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.

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BCH Teaching Certificate Program

Welcome!

This website is your home base for the The Boston Children’s Department of Education’s Teaching Certificate Program. The program consists of 6 core seminars; 4 elective Academy sessions; 5 observation/coaching activities; and 2 evaluation/feedback forms.

Under the Course Content Section below, you will find a listing of all the required course components, which must be completed prior to graduation. We have included pre-readings for each of the core certificate seminars and post-seminar reflection assignments, which must be uploaded <6 weeks after the seminar. After you have completed all assignments for the core seminars, please complete the “Course Evaluation Form.”

We prefer that you attend certificate sessions live or synchronously; CE credits are only available when participating in a live session, in-person or via Zoom. The session recordings are provided only as a final option for graduation purposes; CE credits are not granted for viewing recorded sessions.

Following the core seminar listings, you will find activities that have fields for you to notate the dates and times when you completed the Peer Observation, 3 Coaching Meetings, and Master Teacher Observation. We ask that you complete these activities (in any order) in your first year of the certificate program. These activities are independent from the core seminars.

After you have completed all teaching certificate requirements, please fill in the program feedback form.

Overview

Education is a core mission of Boston Children’s Hospital. Teaching and training happens across the hospital for learners on a daily basis; however, health professionals are often asked to assume teaching roles without prior training in educational principles or teaching methods.1 Boston Children’s Department of Education’s Teaching Certificate Program offers health professionals a pathway to greater knowledge of educational principles and clinical teaching practices, while providing meaningful hands-on instruction that improves knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The program includes an annual seminar series focusing on core educational principles, teaching strategies, and best instructional practices. Sessions are taught by health professions educators who possess advanced degrees in education or have undergone intensive educational fellowships or programs. Certificate members receive personalized coaching and feedback to enhance their teaching skills. Program facilitators, possess extensive real-life experience, model best educational strategies, and foster the transfer of learning to actual teaching practices.2

Target Audience

Health Professionals who are new to teaching or would like to further develop their understanding of educational principles and their application to clinical settings across the Boston Children’s enterprise.


1Steinert Y, Mann K, Centeno A, et al. A systematic review of faculty development initiatives designed to improve teaching effectiveness in medical education: BEME Guide No. 8. Med Teach. 2006;28(6):497-526. doi:10.1080/01421590600902976


2Yelon SL, Ford JK, Anderson W a. Twelve tips for increasing transfer of training from faculty development programs. Med Teach. 2014;1-6. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2014.929098

Objectives

Upon completion of Boston Children’s Teaching Certificate Program, participants will be able to:

1. Apply adult learning principles and determine best teaching practices for an array of clinical teaching venues.

2. Determine effective educational strategies to promote competency and growth in one’s learners.

3. Use reflection, observation, and coaching to further professional development as a teacher.

Lori Newman, MEd
Director, Teaching Certificate Program

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc, FRCPC
Associate Director, Teaching Certificate Program

Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd
Chief Education Officer and Director of the Department of Education

Teaching Certificate Program Core Session Schedule

(See the BCH Academy seminar schedule here to sign up for the elective Academy professional development seminars — Reflections are not required)

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.

The following course faculty have reported no disclosures:

Lori Newman, MEd (Director, Teaching Certificate Program)

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMsc-Medical Education, FRCPC (Associate Director, Teaching Certificate Program)

Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd (Chief Education Officer, Executive Director, Department of Education)

Emily Crossen, MSN, RN, CPHON

Eva Gomez, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN

Beth Harper, MD

Joshua Nagler, MD

Shelly Pignataro, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Ariel Winn, MD

Select a group link to see fellow learners from your cohort. We encourage you to create or update your profile by adding a photo, your degree and department, and telling us about your interests. To edit your profile, select ‘My Profile’ at the top/right of the page, then select the ‘Profile’ tab.

2020-2022 Group

2021-2023 Group

If after review the contents below you still have questions or need help, please contact:

medicaleducation@childrens.harvard.edu

How to Log in

You must be registered for this website and logged in to access course content. If you are having trouble logging in to this course website, please click on “Lost Your Password?” on the login page and enter the email address you registered with. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

How to Access the Course

Once you are logged in, this course can be accessed at any time from the Modules tab under the My Profile link at the top right of any page. 

How to Navigate the Course

How to Check Your Progress and Review Submissions

You can review any submissions you’ve made by selecting the arrow next to the BCH Teaching Certificate Program title in the modules list under your profile. From the list of completed activities, select the clipboard icon under the statistics column.

How to Edit Your Profile

If you are logged in, you can edit your profile at any time. Select My Profile in the upper right corner of any page, the select “Edit” under the “Profile” tab.

Medical Staff Organization Online Modules

You must be registered for this website and logged in to access the modules. As an MSO member you should have been pre-registered and enrolled. Select ‘Start’ above to log in, or ‘Login’ at the top of the page. Once logged in, select the ‘My Profile’ at the top of the page, then the ‘Courses’ tab. If you are having difficulty with access, please contact: cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.

Welcome to the Medical Staff Organization (MSO) online continuing education modules. These courses have been specifically designed for the MSO for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine CE and Risk Management requirements for license renewal. Content development is led by the President of the MSO and leadership team along with the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Modules will be presented by highly skilled practitioners, content will range from end of life care to COVID updates to legal topics. This is a virtual self-paced continuing education course, you can choose any module at any time. New content will be added on a regular basis.

NOTE: this site does not support single sign-on with your BCH network credentials, unique log-in is required. If you have successfully logged in to the site and do not see the modules listed below, please contact: cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.

You must be logged in to this site to be able to access the modules. As an MSO member you been pre-registered for the site and the MSO Modules, and should have received a welcome email with instructions on completing your registration.

To log in and access the MSO Modules:

1. Select ‘Login’ at the top of the page and log in to the site.

2. If you you need to create a password or have forgotten your password, click on “Lost your password?” to receive an “reset password” link via email.

3. Once logged in, select ‘My Profile’ at the top of the page, and then select the ‘Modules’ tab. You should see a link to the MSO Modules.

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.

You may access and print certificates earned here any time. See the help tab for more on viewing/printing certificates. All credits will also be recorded on your CloudCME transcripts, which are available for download 24/7 in the “Transcripts” area of the portal – credits earned do not disappear from transcripts. https://bostonchildrens.cloud-cme.com/cme/?P=1001

Support

You must be registered for this website to access modules. As an MSO member you should have been pre-registered. To log in and return to the MSO modules, select ‘Login’ at the top of the page, then select the ‘Modules’ tab under ‘My Profile’. If you do not see the MSO Modules listed below, please contact:

cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.

How to complete attestation for CME credit

Select the link under “Activities” to access the attestation question. Select the attestation option, and then click “Finish Activity” to record your attestation and display the “Print Certificate” button. Note that you do not have to print your certificate immediately, you can do so at a later date.

How to view/print certificates from your profile

To view/print a module certificate at any time after you have completed an activity, select ‘Modules’ under ‘Profile’ above, then select the arrow next to the module title.

All credits will also be recorded on your CloudCME transcripts, which are available for download 24/7 in the “Transcripts” area of the portal – credits earned do not disappear from transcripts. https://bostonchildrens.cloud-cme.com/cme/?P=1001

Learning Style Assessment

You should receive an outside email inviting you to complete the Kolb Learning Style Assessment. Please complete this prior to the first in-person session.

To indicate you have completed the Kolb Assessment, select “Finish Activity” below.

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Orientation

Welcome to our fellowship! We are so excited that you are here. Our goal is to make your transition to Boston Children’s a smooth one. This online module is core component of your orientation. Please complete the sections below, and feel free to download any of the documents to use as a reference throughout your fellowship. And please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions throughout your time at Children’s. We are looking forward to working and learning with you!

Debra and Alicia

Schedule

Policies and Procedures

Self Study

Quick Reference

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Emerging Physician Leadership Program (EPLP)

This newly created 2-year program is designed for early- to mid-career physicians with either A) prior education in business/leadership (e.g. MBA or other Leadership Development Program) or B) prior administrative/management experience who wish to pursue leadership positions in a health care environment. The program is open to physicians across the BCH system and provides education, coaching and mentoring in a broad range of aspects of executive leadership. The program consists of both didactic teaching and interactive discussion on a range of topics facing leadership today. Participants will be challenged to offer solutions and ideas, developing skills suited for the next generation of hospital leaders.

The diverse faculty consists of members of the BCH executive leadership team, hospital leaders across the enterprise, and guest speakers including faculty from the Harvard Business School. Topics include: leadership, strategy, organizational structure and navigation, operations management, financial management and budgeting, human resource management (retention and recruitment), non-clinical missions and funding including philanthropy and research, team-building and negotiation skills, legal considerations and risk-management, communication and marketing, among others.

EPLP Session Schedule

SessionDateLocation
Session 1: Introduction to the Emerging Physician Leadership ProgramNovember 1, 20221 Autumn Street – Auditorium A
Session 2: The Structure of Boston Children’s HospitalDecember 13, 2022Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 3: Financial Management – Capital BudgetingJanuary 24, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 4: Departmental/Division Strategy – Free-Standing Imaging CentersMarch 7, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 5: Managing PhysiciansApril 25, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 6: The Great ResignationMay 23, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 7: Women in LeadershipJune 27, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 8: Innovation and Digital Health at BCHSeptember 5, 2023Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 9: Marketing and Communications at BCHOctober 17, 2023 Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 10: Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 11: Karp 1 Boardroom
Session 12Karp 1 Boardroom
All sessions will take place from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The educational goals of the course are as follows:

  1. To offer education, coaching, and mentoring in executive leadership for the next generation of leaders through didactic teaching and interactive case presentations, including live cases involving decisions being considered by hospital leadership.  
  2. To advise the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs on opportunities and barriers to the development of mid-career professional medical staff.
  3. To consider leadership opportunities for active mid-career medical staff across the delivery of medical services at BCH. 
  4. To demonstrate effective leadership skills, including communication techniques and professionalism in interaction with colleagues
  5. To demonstrate and teach skills that are useful in enlisting and mobilizing a diverse health care team including techniques to build influence.
  6. To explore diverse perspectives and listen to new or unfamiliar ideas or perspectives while withholding judgment
  7. To increase empathy, knowledge and awareness about the different backgrounds of individuals within the BCH system.

Course Directors: Sarah Bixby, MD, MBA &William Meehan, MD

Course Consultants: Sharon Silk, MPH & Mathieu Gaulin, CPMSM, CPCS

Course Coordinator: Jay Joynes, CCEP, CHC


EPLP Course Faculty

Session TitleSession Presenter
Introduction to the Emerging Physician Leadership ProgramPeter Laussen, MBBS, FANZCA, FCICM
Paul Hickey, MD
John Mayer, MD
The Structure of Boston Children’s HospitalWilliam Meehan, MD
Financial Management – Capital BudgetingDonna Casey
Departmental/Division Strategy – Free-standing Imaging CentersSarah Bixby, MD, MBA & Richard Robertson, MD
The Great ResignationDick Argys
Marketing & Communications at Boston Children’s HospitalRoddy Young
Women in LeadershipSandra Fenwick
Diversity, Equity & InclusionValerie Ward, MD, MPH
Supply Chain Problems in Health CareDick Argys & Shannon Manzi, PharmD

Leadership Seminar for Surgical Residents

Leadership Seminar Overview

Preconception or Misconception

  • Leaders are Born
  • Leadership is Intuitive

Building Expertise

  • Reading, observing, discussing, reflecting
  • Reading on leadership and management
  • Observations, reflections cumulative throughout the year

Active:

  • Participating in surgery with progressive responsibility and structured feedback
  • Simulation Performance with feedback
  • Case Scenarios

The educational plan is for learning to be transformative in affect, attitude and behavioral domains. Passive and active exercises are designed to dispel preconceptions and misconceptions on leaders and leadership. Building knowledge first, and then progressing to building expertise. Therefore, as the seminar moves through modules, role playing, audio-video review and environmental observations both in simulation and in real working environment will be used.

The lack of protected time could be a limiting factor to your reading and to completion of complex problem based or team based learnings. However, the seminar is coincidental with your clinical residency. The reading will be limited but worthwhile. We hope the influence of engaged, caring mentors, the commitment of your chiefs to this program, and the reality of your looming future beyond residency will be motivation enough. The reality of life beyond the walls of your residency will heighten your engagement and learning. The seminar provides you the opportunity for peer review and real time mentor feedback confidentially in domains not always provided.

The learning objectives of the course are:

  1. achieve sustainable advances in your leadership and communication skills.
  2. understand and recognize how attitudes, behaviors and varying skill levels (you and others) contribute to operating room efficiency, safety and quality.
  3. recognize and understand your essential role as a leader of the overall operating room performance.
  4. understand how this 6 month leadership seminar contributes to your lifelong career goal of engagement in patient safety and quality improvement.

Your formative assessments will be in seminar and through summative assessments. Similarly, you will assess the program module by module and summatively at the end of the seminar. You all will help us make this better and better as we go on to next year’s seminar and beyond.

Finally, you will become “teammates” in many ways, a very important aspect of leadership.

Formative Assessments

We will limit reading to a few articles and/or videos per week. The in seminar discussion will be robust, case based.

I. Individual Leader’s Understanding of Themselves, Style, strengths, and Vulnerabilities

  • PRISM Profile
  • Kolb Learning Assessment
  • Case Scenarios

II. Observational videos  STRATA BWH/ACS, SIMPeds Ortho BCH

  • NOTSS, ANTS, SPLINTS scoring
  • Facilitated discussion group review

III.

  • Real Event Analysis and Learning (REAL) of operative case in OR.
  • Case Scenarios

Course Director: Peter Waters, MD, MMSc

Leadership Seminar for Surgical Fellows

Starting in August 2021, there will be a year-long leadership seminar for you as surgical subspecialty fellows at Boston Children’s Hospital. The reasons for the leadership seminar are: (1) the present inadequacy in team communication and leadership education and training surgeons receive early in their career and; (2) the high risk surgeons and their patients face if they and their teams perform poorly in the operating room due to non-technical elements of care delivery. 

The seminar will run the full year of your surgical subspecialty fellowship in coordination with your technical training and surgical content education. The design of the seminar is for interweaving of leadership skill acquisition and practice with your surgical training before you become independent faculty and practitioners responsible for your own operating room team performance.  Reading, reflection, visual observation, role modeling, simulation, and real case performance will all be used to acquire non-technical skill and execute on surgical coordinated team based care.

The orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology surgical fellows will all meet together monthly with selected faculty. The seminar will be divided into modules with quarterly assessments of competency progression.  There will be repeated reflection, reading, and observational assignments to motivate leadership development. Mentoring will be an essential part of the program. There will be cross subspecialty mentoring to maintain confidentiality.

Leadership Seminar Overview

Preconception or Misconception

  • Leaders are Born
  • Leadership is Intuitive

Building Expertise

  • Reading, observing, discussing, reflecting
  • Reading on leadership and management
  • Observations, reflections cumulative throughout the year

Active:

  • Participating in surgery with progressive responsibility and structured feedback
  • Simulation Performance with feedback
  • REAL performance (independent surgery) with feedback
  • Case Scenarios

The educational plan is for learning to be transformative in affect, attitude and behavioral domains. Passive and active exercises are designed to dispel preconceptions and misconceptions on leaders and leadership. Building knowledge first, and then progressing to building expertise. Therefore, as the seminar moves through modules, role playing, audio-video review and environmental observations both in simulation and in real working environment will be used.

The lack of protected time could be a limiting factor to your reading and to completion of complex problem based or team based learnings. However, the seminar is coincidental with your clinical fellowship. The reading will be limited but worthwhile. We hope the influence of engaged, caring mentors, the commitment of your chiefs to this program, and the reality of your looming future beyond fellowship will be motivation enough. The reality of life beyond the walls of your fellowship will heighten your engagement and learning. The seminar provides you the opportunity for peer review and real time mentor feedback confidentially in domains not always provided.

The learning objectives of the course are as follows:

  1. achieve sustainable advances in your leadership and communication skills.
  2. understand and recognize how attitudes, behaviors and varying skill levels (you and others) contribute to operating room efficiency, safety and quality.
  3. recognize and understand your essential role as a leader of the overall operating room performance.
  4. understand how this year long leadership seminar contributes to your lifelong career goal of engagement in patient safety and quality improvement.

Your formative assessments will be monthly in seminar and the summative assessments will be quarterly. Similarly, you will assess the program module by module and summatively quarterly and at the end of the seminar. You all will help us make this better and better as we go on to next year’s seminar and beyond.

Finally, you will become “teammates” in many ways, a very important aspect of leadership.

Monthly Formative Assessments

We will limit reading to a few articles and/or videos per week. The in seminar discussion will be robust, case based.

Leadership Building Blocks Quarterly Assessments

I. August – September 2021

  1. Individual Leader’s Understanding of Themselves

  1. Style, strengths, and vulnerabilities

  1. PRISM Profile
  2. Kolb Learning Assessment
  3. Case Scenarios




II. November 2021

  1. Observational videos STRATA BWH/ACS, SIMPeds Ortho BCH

  1. NOTSS, ANTS, SPLINTS scoring
  2. Facilitated discussion group review



III. February 2022

  1. Simulation Session Operative Case led by Fellow with video review
  2. Case Scenarios



IV. April-May 2022

  1. Real Event Analysis and Learning (REAL) of operative case in OR led by Fellow
  2. Case Scenarios


Course Director: Peter Waters, MD, MMSc

Course Consultants: Chris Newell

Course Coordinator: Sarah Sarnie


Surgical Subspecialty Departmental Educators

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine:OtolaryngologySimPEDSPlastic SurgeryUrology
Peter Waters, MD, MMScMichael Cunningham, MD, FACSPeter Weinstock MD, PhDIngrid Ganske, MDCarlos, Estrada, MD, MBA
Dennis Kramer, MDGi Lee, MD, EdMMark Green, DDS, MDCaleb Nelson, MD, MPH
Benton Heyworth, MD
Benjamin Shore MD, MPH, FRCSC

In order to facilitate activity beyond in-person sessions throughout the seminar, we have set each team up with an online group space. Group spaces enable team members to upload/download document to share among group members, conduct online discussion, and plan events. Select a team to visit its group page:

Ben Shore
Mark Green

Caled Nelson
Dennis Kramer
Michael Cunningham

Ben Heyworth
Gi Lee
Ingrid Ganske
Carlos Estrada

Michelle Mo
Magdalena Tarchala
Lilun Li
Ted Lee
Blake Montgomery
John Roaten
Brian Manzi
Elizabeth Scott
Emmanouil Grigoriou
Joseph Peterson
Kirsten Ross
Melissa Kanack
Hatim Thaker

LONGWOOD NEUROLOGY COMBINED GRAND ROUNDS Online

Welcome to Neurology Grand Rounds Online. Here you can view select presentations from the Longwood Neurology Combined Grand Rounds. CME credit is available for some of the online presentations. Where available, CME credit requires successful completion of a short quiz.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Welcome to our new course design! While colors, buttons, and icons have changed, you can navigate and interact with all course features just as you are used to. We hope you enjoy the new design, please let us know if you have any problems.

Welcome to the BCH Pediatric Emergency Medicine Case Curriculum. This curriculum will introduce you to common pediatric cases seen in the PED and help you consider the evidence-based principles supporting the evaluation and management of a spectrum of pediatric illness.

Each module progresses through a case presentation. There is no time limit, though each case will likely take approximately 15 minutes to run through. For each section of the module below, please

1. work through the module,

2. complete the quiz activity,

3. complete the module evaluation (optional).

Introduction to Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy

Welcome!

Welcome to Boston Children’s Hospital’s online Introduction to Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy. This module provides key concepts and procedural demonstrations for performing flexible bronchoscopies in infants and children. It provides an orientation for pediatric fellows in advance of live simulation training, as well as knowledge and skill maintenance for experienced bronchoscopists.

Structure

  • The module is comprised of sections with sub topics. You must work through the module sections and topics in the order presented. Once you have completed a section or topic, you can go back to it, but you can’t move forward until you complete the previous section or topic.
  • Selecting “Finish Activity” will advance you to the next section or topic. You can move among completed sections  or topics with either the menu on the right, or with the links in the content pages.
  • When you have completed all module content, including tests and assessments, the progress bar will fill in with green completely, and all check marks will be green.
  • Self Assessment: Completing before/after self assessments about your comfort level with pediatric flexible bronchoscopy concepts and procedures will help us gauge impact. Please be sure to select “Submit” on the assessment forms.
  • Pre/Post tests: You must complete the same quiz prior to starting and upon completion of the course, so that we can assess knowledge acquisition and efficacy of course content.
  • Note that all videos in the course can be viewed in full screen by selecting the icon in the bottom right corner of the video player. To leave full screen mode, select the icon again or escape on your keyboard.

Overview Video

 

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