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Complex Care for Children
Online Course
$399.98 USD
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Online Course
PESI HealthCare
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[+] [-] 076360 - Pediatric Crisis: Mastering Rapid Assessment Skills & Unique Treatment Challenges
  1. Analyze case scenarios to determine acuity and prioritization.
  2. Differentiate between common rashes and those that require immediate intervention.
  3. Interpret lab values and quickly identify potential causes of abnormal values.
  4. Determine the unique pediatric needs during presentation of respiratory distress or failure.
  5. Assess for causes of neurological deterioration in pediatric patients.
  6. Perform sample medication calculations.
  7. Discuss nursing responsibilities during the use of moderate sedation.
  8. Differentiate between clinical characteristics of acute abdominal diagnoses.

[+] [-] 077750 - Complex Childhood Conditions:
  1. Evaluate the key clinical findings required for an efficient and comprehensive multi-system pediatric assessment.
  2. Interpret physical assessment findings and all the "numbers" to begin to understand the presenting pediatric problem.
  3. Determine underlying pathophysiology for multi-system conditions in identifying cause versus symptom.
  4. Discuss the interrelationship of the Immune/Respiratory/GI/Neuro systems and the significance of "linked" symptoms of fluids, mucous, allergies, infections, and reflux.
  5. Describe appropriate management for sports-related injuries, including concussions.
  6. Utilize evidence-based guidelines to successfully identify appropriate interventions for the child experiencing "temperature" issues and diarrhea/ dehydration.
  7. Select the most appropriate strategies to manage childhood asthma, croup and apnea.

[+] [-] 076360 - Pediatric Crisis: Mastering Rapid Assessment Skills & Unique Treatment Challenges

Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis and Beyond

  • Gastorenteritis
  • Intussusception/Volvulus
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Testicular torsion/Epididymitis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis

The Pediatric Airway

  • Recognizing the child in distress
  • Unique characteristics of the pediatric airway
  • Urgent respiratory conditions
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula
    • Asthma
    • RSV / Bronchiolitis
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Chest Trauma


  • Clinical manifestations Management

Risky Business: Street Drugs, Tattoos and More

  • What’s trending
    • Amphetamines
    • Cocaine
    • K2, Spice, Molly
  • Implications & interventions

Fever in the Neonate

  • Sepsis workup & when?
  • Antibiotics for neonate vs. infant

Head Injuries

  • ICP assessment
  • Skull fractures
  • Concussion/Contusion/TBI

Bruises & Fractures

  • Does the story fit - or is it maltreatment?

When a Rash Becomes a Risk

  • Varicella
  • Measles & More

Lab Values & Blood Gases

  • What impacts the numbers: Identifying potential causes
  • Blood gases simplified
  • Blood glucose, DKA, & insulin protocols

Hematologic & Coagulation Disorders

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Hemophilia

Procedural Sedation

  • Medications and equipment
  • The nurse’s responsibilities
  • Prevention and management of complications

Pediatric Code Blue: Know What to Do

  • A, B, Cs
  • Arrhythmias
  • Med calculations

[+] [-] 077750 - Complex Childhood Conditions:


  • Growth and developmental considerations
  • Oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
  • Diagnostics considerations
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
    • Airway clearance: Techniques & technologies
    • What the chest x-ray is telling you
    • Lab values: Normal vs. baseline
    • Pulse oximetry: What does it really mean?
  • The allergic cascade
    • The concept of linked airways and airway inflammation
  • Hygiene hypothesis
  • Pulmonary non-pharmacological and technological management
    • Oxygen therapy: Devices used for both low and high flow rates
    • Mist/Humidification
    • Medication delivery devices: MDI/spacer, nebulizers, dry powder inhalers


  • Patterns of "normal" sleep - influences of disruption
  • Effective management: Nonpharmacological and pharmacological


  • Underlying physiology of how this occurs
  • Effective management strategies: Preventive and acute

Respiratory Conditions

  • Tips for quick identification
  • Critical nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions for:
    • Apnea
    • Childhood asthma: The "Step Management"
    • Croup: "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
    • The 2 Cousins: RSV & Human Metapneumovirus

The Art of Skin and Wound Care in Children

  • Identify underlying causes for skin and wound issues
  • Optimize the healing process
  • Selecting the best product for children's skin issues

Sports Related injuries

  • Assessment and management of The un-"Magnificent 7": Laceration/cuts, hematoma, contusions, strains, sprains, fractures, concussion

"Temperature" Issues

  • Identifying and describing The Big 3:
  • Hyperthermia, hypothermia and fever
  • Evidence-based guidelines for The Big 3

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • GER
    • Identifying and differentiating "GER" versus GERD
    • The benefits of acid/base balance
    • The 3 steps of appropriate symptom management - and prevention
  • The "opposite" conditions: Constipation and diarrhea
    • Underlying pathophysiology of both conditions
    • Evidence-based guidelines for appropriate management



Robin Gilbert has over 25 years' experience in emergency nursing. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. In her current role, Robin is able to remain up to date in the trends and best practice standards for care in emergency nursing. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph's College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and is a reviewer for the ANCC's Pathway to Excellence.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Robin Gilbert has an employment relationship with Central Maine Medical Center and Rumford Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robin Gilbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Stephen Jones is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist who practices full-time at Children's Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this role, Stephen cares for children in a variety of pediatric units, including: PICU, general pediatric, and pulmonary/cystic fibrosis. He also consults in the NICU and various outpatient clinic settings. Stephen has served an instrumental role in establishing pediatric helicopter and ground transport teams, pediatric critical care courses, and pediatric core curricula.

Stephen has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including MCN, Pediatric Nursing and Ostomy/Wound Management and authored chapters for several nursing textbooks.

Additionally, Stephen is the founder of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality pediatric educational events for healthcare professionals. He has earned a reputation based on his specialty expertise and is a requested national and international presenter on pediatric-related topics. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Jones is the founder of Pediatric Concepts. He has an employment relationship with The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Jones receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Jones has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 076360 - Pediatric Crisis: Mastering Rapid Assessment Skills & Unique Treatment Challenges
[+] [-] 077750 - Complex Childhood Conditions:
Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals