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Welcome to the first in a series of podcasts on pediatric hospital medicine. This series was created to keep the busy physician of today informed and up to date on some of the most important diagnoses and issues we face every day in the care of hospitalized children. There is free CME associated with this via the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After you have listened to the podcast just go to the link below, sign in and follow the directions, take the short quiz and get your free CME credit.
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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 11, 2023

Please join us as Drs. Eleanor Sharp and Benjamin Miller "take over" PHM from Pittsburgh for our holiday edition. They interview the long-time host and their partner, Dr. Tony Tarchichi. There is no CME associated with this episode. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to everyone!

Dec 1, 2023

Title: Opioid Use Disorders in Pediatrics

 

Target Audience

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1.               Review definition and epidemiology of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD).

    2.       Review mechanism of action of Opioids.

    3.       Review medications for treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and harm reduction principles.

    4.       Review considerations for when and adolescent is admitted to the hospital who happens to have OUD.

Faculty

Planning Committee:

Allison Williams MD, — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Course Directors:

Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Dr. Tarchichi has disclosed he was a member of the Advisory Board for meningococcal vaccine in immunocompromised patient for Sanofi Corp

 

Maggie Shang, MD —  Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

 


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

 

Released 12/1/2023,  Expires 12/1/2026

 

The direct link to the course is provided below:

Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Opioid Use Disorders in Pediatrics - PHM Podcast series

https://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/app/learner/loadModule?moduleId=24793&dev=true

Aug 29, 2023

Title: New RSV Monoclonal Antibody and Vaccine Conversation

 

Target Audience

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review how monoclonal antibodies work in fightin disease. 
  2. Review Nirsevimab and the ACIP and AAP reccomendations for its use. 
  3. Discuss how monoclonal antibodies are different from vaccines and discuss the new RSV vaccines being released. 

Faculty

Planning Committee:

Maha Kaissi, MD, MHPE — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Course Directors:

Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Dr. Tarchichi has disclosed he was a member of the Advisory Board for meningococcal vaccine in immunocompromised patient for Sanofi Corp

 

John Williams, MD —  Professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, Division Director for Pediatric Infectious Disease Division at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

 


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

 

Released 8/29/2023,  Expires 8/29/2026

 

The direct link to the course is provided below:

COMING SOON!!

Aug 4, 2023

This is part of our annual series at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine National Conference where we ask some of the conference attendees to join us to discuss which sessions of the conference they went to and learned. Today we are lucky enough to be joined by Drs. Kishore Vellody, Kathryn Connor, Lingie Chiu, Anna Ogena and Martiza Harper. This episode is not associated with CME, we apologize for any inconvienence associated with that. 

 
Jul 3, 2023

Title: Breastfeeding Part 2

 

Target Audience

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the physiology of breastfeeding, expected weight gain in an exclusively breastfed infant and how breastmilk changes as an infant ages.
  2. Review breastfeeding in an infant with bronchiolitis who may be tachypneic and the risk of aspiration.
  3. Review changes in breastfeeding recommendations from the AAP and WHO.

 

Faculty: 

Planning Committee:

Maha Kaissi, MD, MHPE — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Course Directors:

Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group

Dr. Tarchichi has disclosed he was a member of the Advisory Board for meningococcal vaccine in immunocompromised patient for Sanofi Corp

 

Carly Dulabon, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron Children's Hospital

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

 


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

 

Released 7/3/2023,  Expires 7/3/2026

 

The direct link to the course is provided below:

COMING SOON!!

May 26, 2023

Activity Title: Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Corticosteroids in Bronchiolitis? A Conversation with an Intensivist

 

Target Audience

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Describe how the PICU will use steroids for bronchiolitis.
Recognize why the PICU will use steroids for bronchiolitis.
Evaluate the evidence for and against steroids for bronchiolitis

 

Faculty: 

Planning Committee:

Maha Kaissi, MD, MHPE — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Course Directors:

Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group

Dr. Tarchichi has disclosed he was a member of the Advisory Board for meningococcal vaccine in immunocompromised patient for Sanofi Corp

 

Jonathan Pelletier, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron Children's Hospital

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

 


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

 

Released 06/05/2023,  Expires 06/05/2026

 

The direct link to the course (EM_113176) is provided below:

https://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/app/learner/loadModule?moduleId=24414&dev=true

Mar 13, 2023

Course: Albuterol for Bronchiolitis? - A Conversation with an Intenstivist

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Course Director:  Jonathan Pelletier MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Northeast Ohio Medical University

This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children. 

This episode is Albuterol for Bronchiolitis? - A Conversation with an Intenstivist. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below

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Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

       1.  Discuss the increase in albuterol usage for bronchiolitis occurring in pediatric intensive care units nationally.

       2.     Discuss the evidence base behind using albuterol for bronchiolitis in critically ill pediatric patients.

       3.     Discuss how the American Academy of Pediatrics bronchiolitis guidelines apply to the patients in the pediatric intensive care units.

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Released:  3/13/2023, Reviewed 3/13/2023, Expire: 3/13/2024

If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account:

Step 1. Create an Account

https://www.hsconnect.pitt.edu/HSC/home/create-account.do

If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training:

Step 2. To access the test for CME credit:

https://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/app/learner/loadModule?moduleId=24253&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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