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The Pediatric Crisis Certificate Course
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$676.96 USD
$149.99 USD
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PESI HealthCare
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[+] [-] 075880 - MOMMY, I Don't Feel So Good!
  1. Analyze the research on vaccine recommendations and relay data to parents in a nonconfrontational approach.
  2. Differentiate between a well child physical and a sports physical in relation to both history and exam.
  3. Explain the steps to determine etiology of pediatric hypertension.
  4. Compare presentation between a typical migraine headache vs. a headache requiring referral to a neurologist.
  5. Interpret lab data and apply the findings to clinical practice.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the AAP’s recommendations on weight lifting.
  7. Apply your knowledge of the pathophysiology of drowning and recommended treatment strategies.

[+] [-] 075995 - Life-Threatening Pediatric Emergencies
  1. Explain the latest strategies useful in evaluating pediatric life-threatening situations.
  2. Formulate both non-pharmacological and pharmacological options used to manage pediatric life-threatening situations.
  3. Differentiate between various infectious diseases and the most up-to-date interventions for each.
  4. Choose the current treatment recommendations for the most commonly ingested agents.
  5. Apply the latest evidence-based guidelines for optimal treatment of significant diarrhea and dehydration.
  6. Assess a variety of traumatic injuries seen in children and the best practice initial response to make the difference in outcomes.
  7. Determine the optimal and immediate interventions for the cardiac emergencies likely to present in children.
  8. Explain the medication management of distributive anaphylactic shock.
  9. Compare clinical presentation between various lower and upper airway diseases.

[+] [-] 077270 - Managing Pediatric Respiratory Conditions
  1. Apply the clinical essentials necessary for an efficient and comprehensive respiratory assessment.
  2. Interpret assessment findings in children with alterations in respiratory status.
  3. Determine underlying pathophysiology for both upper airway and lower airway conditions.
  4. Compare and contrast cause versus symptoms of upper versus lower airway conditions when selecting appropriate management strategies.
  5. Differentiate the management of both urgent and emergent respiratory conditions.
  6. Discuss non-pharmacological, technological and pharmacological treatment modalities used in managing pediatric respiratory conditions.

[+] [-] 075880 - MOMMY, I Don't Feel So Good!
  1. Well Child
    1. Assessment/Diagnosis of Problems by Age Group
      1. How to take a thorough history
    2. Growth & Development: What’s Normal?
      1. Developmental milestones
      2. Assessment of development
    3. Anticipatory Guidance: “What Do You Want to Look Out For?”
      1. Through the 1st year
      2. Toddler
      3. School age
      4. Teens & beyond
    4. More Vaccines?
      1. HPV: It’s not just for girls
      2. Pertussis
      3. Influenza
      4. What about autism?
    5. Pediatric Lab Interpretation
      1. Identifying baseline testing
      2. Can an allergy test be done in primary care?
      3. Interpreting results
  2. Presenting Pediatric Problems
    1. Infancy
      1. RSV
      2. Failure to thrive: Metabolic disorders, heart disease
      3. Meningitis
    2. School Age
      1. Obesity
      2. Hypertension
      1. Pre-hypertension vs. hypertension
      2. Causes: Renal, cardiac, lifestyle
      3. Eval/treatment: Dietary guidelines 2010, me
  3. Adolescents/Teens
    1. Headaches
    2. Depression/suicide
    3. Drug Abuse
    4. Prescription drug overdose
    5. Street names
  4. Pediatric Emergencies
    1. Allergies/anaphylaxis
    2. Seizures
    3. Drowning
  5. Parental Guidance
    1. Concussions & Sports Injuries
      1. New International Guidelines
        1. Return to play
        2. Treatment strategies vs. adults
      2. Symptoms/Long-term complications
      3. Weight lifting/performance enhancing substances
    2. Antibiotic Resistance/MRSA
    3. Energy Drinks
    4. Life-Threatening Allergies
    5. Internet Safety
  6. The Joint Commission
    1. Patient safety goals: What are they?
    2. Medication safety
    3. Staff communication
    4. Preventing infection
    5. Risk Management: A 7-step approach to protect yourself
    6. Patient Satisfaction Metrics
    7. Discharge information

[+] [-] 075995 - Life-Threatening Pediatric Emergencies

Pediatric Stabilization & Critical Assessment Goals

  • Essential data to collect
  • Primary and secondary survey:
  • Assessment and interventions
  • Immediate interventions for life-threatening situations
  • Hypothermia and its multisystem implications
  • Code medications: The “Big 3”

Technology: The Benefits and the Pitfalls

  • Respiratory devices: Delivery systems, oxygen therapy, mist, humidification
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Interpreting key laboratory findings
  • EEG and lumbar puncture

Suspecting Child Abuse

  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • Child maltreatment
  • Mandatory reporting

Infectious Diseases

  • Group b strep
  • Bacterial/viral meningitis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Herpes: Simplex and encephalitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Influenza
  • Fever and hyperthermia management

Ingestions & Poisoning

  • GI decontamination
  • “Pharming” implications
  • OTC medications: Cold/cough preparations, acetaminophen, NSAIDs
  • Alcohols, hydrocarbons
  • Lead intoxication

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Malrotation/Bowel obstruction
  • Appendicitis
  • Diarrhea and dehydration:
  • Evidence-based guidelines

Trauma in Children

  • Sports and non-sports related injuries
  • Abdominal trauma: Bowel perforation, spleen & liver laceration
  • Chest trauma: Pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax, flail chest
  • Neurological involvement:
  • Head trauma: TBI, cerebral edema and concussions
  • Seizures

Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Hypertrophy cardiomyopothy
  • Cardiomyopathies


  • Prevention & initial/acute management
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Optimizing use of the Epi pen


  • Croup: Viral and bacterial

Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis (RSV/Non-RSV)
  • Pertussis
  • Asthma

[+] [-] 077270 - Managing Pediatric Respiratory Conditions

Pulmonary Assessment & the “5” Fingered Assessment

  • Adventitious Lung Sounds
  • Clubbing, Pallor & Cyanosis
  • Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Ventilation, Diffusion & Accessory Muscles
  • Diagnostics Consideration:
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
    • Airway Clearance: Techniques & Technologies
    • The Do’s & Don’ts of Suctioning
    • What the Chest X-ray is Telling You
    • Lab Values: Normal vs. Baseline
    • Determining Critical Clues

Unique Airway Challenges

  • Pediatric Patient is not a Small Adult:
    • Anatomical and Physiological Differences
    • Increased Oxygen Consumption Rates
    • The Allergic Cascade
      • The Concept of Linked Airways
      • Airway Inflammation
    • Hygiene Hypothesis

Non-Pharmacological and Technological Management

  • Oxygen Therapy
    • Devices used for both low and high flow rates
  • Pulse Oximetry - What Does It Really Mean?
  • Chest X-ray interpretation
  • Mist/Humidification
  • Medication Delivery Devices
    • MDI/Spacer
    • Nebulizers
    • Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI)

Pharmacological Management

  • Inhaled
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anti-Reactive
  • Topical
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anti-Pyretic
  • Asthma Medications
    • Controller
    • Rescue
  • Steroids: IV vs. Oral
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antihistamines: First and Second Generation
  • Emergency Medications

Urgent & Emergent Respiratory Conditions

  • Tips for Quick Identification
  • Critical Interventions for:
    • Flail Chest
    • Rib Trauma
    • Pneumothorax
    • Anaphylactic Reaction
    • Foreign Body Aspiration
    • Status Asthmaticus

Identification & Treatment of Upper Airway Conditions

  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis/Laryngospasm
  • Croup: “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”

Risk Factors and Treatment Modalities for Lower Airway Conditions

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • The 2 Cousins: RSV & Human Metapneumovirus
  • Asthma



Maria Broadstreet, R.N., MSN, APN, has over 26 years of nursing experience and has held a certification as an advanced practice nurse for the past 19 years. She currently practices at Modern Med Recovery in Park Ridge, Illinois and treats patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Maria has a special interest in addressing and treating pain and is certified as a Pain Resource Nurse.

As a nurse practitioner at Modern Med Recovery, Maria evaluates patients with opioid addiction, manages inductions into treatment and maintenance visits. Maria believes in both a medical and holistic approach to treating different aspects of the substance abuse cycle. Treatment not only includes medication, but regular maintenance visits, 24/7 support, assistance in seeking therapy and support groups. Maria is one of only about 5% of medical providers that has undergone certification to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Maria Broadstreet has an employment relationship with Lurie Children’s Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Maria Broadstreet is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.


Stephen Jones is a fulltime Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist and Enterostomal Therapist, practicing at The Children's Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this multi-dimensional role, Stephen covers all inpatient pediatric units, including the PICU and outpatient clinics. Additionally, he provides pediatric critical care courses and pediatric core curriculum at his hospital. Over his extensive career, he has published articles in numerous nursing journals, authored chapters in pediatric textbooks, and shares his expertise at conferences throughout North America. In addition to his active and busy clinical practice, he is also the founder and principal of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality educational programs for healthcare professionals.

Stephen has focused his nursing career entirely in pediatrics, previously serving in various staff positions within the PICU and general pediatric units. His long-standing passion for optimal and evidence-based pediatric care will be evident throughout this presentation, to improve the outcomes of your own patients and minimize any negative sequelae. You will find him to be practical, informative, entertaining and motivating as he takes you on this journey through troublesome pediatric symptoms. 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.


Carol Whiteside has been a nurse for over 35 years. She is a clinical nurse specialist and a cardiovascular nurse specialist. Carol has been a staff nurse, cath lab manager, nursing supervisor and director of education. She previously worked in a trauma unit, medical surgical unit, cardiac ICU, medical ICU, adult and pediatric open heart surgery, neonatal ICU and a burn unit.

Carol has also been a preceptor and a clinical nursing instructor. Additionally, she is a sought-after presenter, sharing her expertise nationwide on critical care topics, EKG interpretation, ACLS and critical thinking. She has the unique ability to combine her extensive clinical background with essential critical thinking strategies to help others learn how to best intervene for patients. You will leave with the skills and techniques to anticipate the subclinical signs of impending doom in patients entrusted to your care. Disclosures:

Financial: Carol Whiteside is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.

Nonfinancial: : Carol Whiteside has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Mikel A. Rothenberg, MD (deceased) was a board-certified internal medicine specialist with a special interest in critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Rothenberg wrote several medical and legal books, numerous journal articles, and an ACLS computer software program. He served as the executive editor of ACLS Alert, and wrote an advanced cardiac life support online column. A strong advocate of personal growth and self-esteem building, Dr. Rothenberg spoke internationally, presenting courses on “plain English” medical topics.


Sean G. Smith C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, clinical administrator, supervisor and trainer. He has appeared on local and regional television programs in New England, and has written in professional periodicals regarding children’s mental health needs. Dr. Abblett also serves as the Clinical Director of Judge Baker Children’s Center’s Manville School, a well-established therapeutic day school for special education children with significant learning, emotional and behavior challenges. In addition to his work with emotionally-behaviorally disordered children, Dr. Abblett has also worked with a variety of populations presenting difficult behavior patterns (aggression, trauma reactivity, combat veterans, sexual perpetration, and addiction). Dr. Abblett has conducted numerous trainings regarding clinical work with difficult populations, and is a dynamic, engaging speaker. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including The Mindfulness Skills Activity Book for Children (PESI, 2018) and The Challenging Child Toolbox (PESI, 2018). Dr. Abblett is also the co-author of the Growing Mindful (PESI, 2015), Growing Mindful 2nd Edition (PESI, 2019), Growing Mindful Spanish Edition (PESI, 2016), Growing Happy (PESI, 2016), Mindful Reminders (PESI, 2016), The Self-Compassion (PESI, 2016) and Anti-Burnout (PESI, 2017) card decks.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Mitch Abblett is the Clinical Director of the Manville School/Judge Baker Children’s Center. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology. He maintains a private practice. Dr. Abblett receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Mitch Abblett is a member of the American Psychological Association.


Christopher Willard, Psy. D., is one of the world's leading experts on mindfulness with young people, having trained thousands of professionals and young people on the practice and benefits of mindfulness. He is a psychologist and consultant based in Boston, working individually as well as consulting to schools, hospitals and other organizations. Additionally, he is the author of multiple books on psychology, child development, contemplative practice and more. Dr. Willard is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network and serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. In addition to serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Willard leads courses and workshops around the world and online. Dr. Willard is the co-author of The Mindfulness Skills Activity Book for Children (PESI, 2018), and the author of Child's Mind (Parallax Press, 2010), Growing Up Mindful (Sounds True, 2016) and numerous others. He is also the co-author of the bestselling Growing Mindful (PESI, 2015), Growing Mindful 2nd Edition (PESI, 2019), Growing Mindful Spanish Edition (PESI, 2016), Growing Happy (PESI, 2016), Mindful Reminders (PESI, 2016), The Self-Compassion (PESI, 2016) and Anti-Burnout (PESI, 2017) card decks.

When not working, he enjoys time with his family, traveling, cooking, eating, hiking, writing and any combination of these he can manage.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christopher Willard maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger Publishing, Guilford Press, and Parallax Press. Dr. Willard is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He is on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and is faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Christopher Willard 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
[+] [-] 075880 - MOMMY, I Don't Feel So Good!
[+] [-] 075995 - Life-Threatening Pediatric Emergencies
[+] [-] 077270 - Managing Pediatric Respiratory Conditions
[+] [-] 084215 - Growing Happy Card Deck
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals, Respiratory Care Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals