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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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Sep 19, 2022

Course: Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2022

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

Course Director: Megan Culler Freeman MD, PhD - Clinical Instructor in the Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

This episode is Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2022. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 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. Review the epidemiology and virology of Enterovirus D68.
  2. Review the presentation, diagnosis and potential treatment of Acute Flaccid Myelitis.
  3. Review the link between Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Myelitis.
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Released:  9/19/2022, Reviewed 9/19/2022, Expire: 9/19/2023

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=23754&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jul 31, 2022

This is our last episode from the PHM 2022 National Conference in Orlando, Florida. For this episode we are recapping and summarizing one of the most attended lectures at the conference, "Procalcitonin: What is it Good For?" We were fortunate enough to be joined by all three presenters of this talk, Drs. Brittany Slagle, Rebecca Cantu and Sara Sanders from Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas. This episode does not have CME associated with it.  

We hope you enjoyed these sessions from the PHM National Conference!

Jun 24, 2022

This episode was made in partnership with the Newborn Medicine subcommitee of the American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Hospital Medicine. 

 

Course: Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report

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

Course Director: Karen M. Puopolo, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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

This episode is Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report. 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. Review the Clinical report on management of neonates born at 35 weeks or greater with suspected or proven early onset bacterial sepsis.
  2. Review the three assessment strategies for these infants and their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Review lab testing and how to use it for this risk stratification
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Released:  6/24/2022, Reviewed 6/24/2022, Expire: 6/24/2023

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=23635&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Jun 21, 2022

Course: Monkeypox....Yes.....Monkeypox

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

Course Director: Anita McElroy M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

This episode is Monkeypox....Yes.....Monkeypox. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 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. Review the virology of the Monkeypox virus.
  2. Review the current international outbreak of Monkeypox.
  3. Review diagnosis, testing and treatment of Monkeypox.
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Released:  6/22/2022, Reviewed 6/22/2022, Expire: 6/23/2023

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=23634&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jun 16, 2022

Course: Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines

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

Course Director: Allyson Larkin M.D.-  Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

This episode is Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 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. Review entire updated Asthma guidelines with a focus on inpatient pediatric care for the patient.
  2. Review when and for whom to use Inhaled corticosteroids as needed for asthma exacerbations.
  3. Review SMART therapy for asthma management.
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Released:  6/1/2022, Reviewed 6/16/2022, Expire: 6/16/2023

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=23613&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

May 19, 2022

Course: Outbreak of Severe Hepatitis Due to Adenovirus? - What do we know?

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

Course Director: Michael Green MD, MPH -  Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Clinical and Translational Science, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Course Director:James E Squires MD, MS- Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (james.squires2@chp.edu)

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

This episode is Outbreak of Severe Hepatitis Due to Adenovirus? - What do we know?. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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. Describe the epidemiology of the outbreak of severe hepatitis in children.
  2. Define and describe the relationship with Adenovirus.
  3. Review workup and management of hepatitis.
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Released:  5/19/2022, Reviewed 5/19/2022, Expire: 5/19/2023

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=23554&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nov 25, 2021

Course: Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell

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

Course Director: Jennifer Clarke MD - Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Child Advocacy center

Course Director: Sara L. Gluzman, MS. Forensic Interviewer Lead. Child Advocacy Center. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell. 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. Review what prevents children from disclosing sexual abuse. 
  2. Review what helps children tell about sexual abuse they suffered. 
  3. Review how and why forensic interviewers are used to interview children who have believed to suffer from sexual abuse.  
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Released:  11/24/2021, Reviewed 11/243/2021, Expire: 11/24/2022

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=23075&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Oct 15, 2021

Course: Review of the New Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline

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

Course Director: Sanyukta Desai MD, MSc- Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine

Course Director: Paul Aronson MD, MHS - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Review of the New Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1.25 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. Review the process of creating the AAP Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old guidelines.
  2. Review the changes made to the guidelines.
  3. Review the specific differences in workup between the three age groups the guidelines has divided febrile neonates under 60 days of life into.
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Released:  10/14/2021, Reviewed 10/14/2021, Expire: 10/14/2022

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=22933&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1.25)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sep 8, 2021

Course: Competency Based Time Variable Training....What Do These Words Mean?

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

Course Director: Benjamin Kinnear M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Competency Based Time Variable Training....What Do These Words Mean? As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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. Review how medical education training became time constant.
  2. Review and learn the concept of competency-based time variable training.
  3. Discuss potential pitfalls and concerns with transitioning US residency or fellowships to competency-based time variable training.
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Released:  9/9/2021, Reviewed 9/9/2021, Expire: 9/9/2022

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=22873&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

https://macyfoundation.org/assets/reports/publications/macy_monograph_2017_final.pdf

Aug 12, 2021

Course: Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D., Ph.D - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director:  Armand Antommaria M.D., Ph.D - Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dept of Surgery and Pediatrics

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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. To review the COVID’s effect on children, specifically the morbidity and mortality.
  2. To review Beauchamp and Childress’s ethical principles.
  3. To discuss the what the ethical implications are with using or mandating the COVID vaccine in children, specifically children under 12 years old.
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Released:  8/12/2021, Reviewed 8/12/2021, Expire: 8/12/2022

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=22853&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Aug 6, 2021

This is our 2nd episode from the PHM21 virtual conference. Today we were fortunate enough to be joined by Drs. Megan Faughnan, Deana Miller and Lingie Chiu. We discussed today's wonderful plenaries, workshops and posters along with the Beers with Fauci session! There is no CME associated with this episode. 

Aug 5, 2021

This is part of our special PHM21 National Conference episodes. Today we were fortunate enough to be joined by Drs. Eleanor Sharp, Purva Patel and Jordan Lim to discuss the first day of PHM21. There is no CME associated with this episode. 

Aug 2, 2021

This is a special episode where we discuss the PHM21 National Virtual Conference with the three chairs of the national planning committee, Drs. Yemisi Jones, Rachel Marek and Anne L. Andrews. 

The conference starts this Wed August 4, 2021. If you're interested in finding out more go to: 

https://www.academicpeds.org/events/phmmeeting/

Jul 24, 2021

Course: Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter?

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter? As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 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. Review the RSV trend in Australia during their recent summer.
  2. Review the current epidemiology of RSV and other winter viruses in the USA during this summer.
  3. Discuss the potential impact of having a busy RSV season this summer on normal virus seasonality.
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Released:  7/24/2021, Reviewed 7/24/2021, Expire: 7/9242022

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=22813&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jul 24, 2021

Course: Drowning

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Benjamin Hoffman M.D. - Professor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Drowning. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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 epidemiology of drowning by age.
  2. Discuss lack of epidemiological data on drowning.
  3. Discuss best prevention recommendations and advocacy recommendations to prevent drowning.
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Released:  7/24/2021, Reviewed 7/24/2021, Expire: 7/9242022

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=22793&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jul 9, 2021

Course: Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old - They're Cold but are they Sicker?

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old-They're Cold but are they Sicker?. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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. Review the current literature on infants under 60 days of life, outside of the newborn period, who present with hypothermia.
  2. Discuss the differences in definitions of hypothermia in the pediatric literature.
  3. Review what presenting symptoms make a patient with hypothermia more likely to have a serious bacterial infection, according to the current literature.
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Released:  7/9/2021, Reviewed 7/9/2021, Expire: 7/9/2022

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=22753&dev=true

 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 25, 2021

Course: Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Cristin McDermott M.D. - Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics and the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 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. Review the types of Pediatric mental health admissions that have increased during the pandemic. 
  2. Discuss how the pandemic can and has affected the mental health of children.
  3. Review de-escalation techniques for an agitated and/or aggressive inpatient pediatric psychiatric patient. 
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Released:  2/24/2021, Reviewed 2/24/2021, Expire: 2/24/2022

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=22473&dev=true

 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 24, 2021

Course: Review of Pediatric Maintenance IV Fluid Guidelines

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Michael Moritz M.D. - Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, Division of Nephrology

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Review of Pediatric Maintenance IV Fluid Guidelines. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1.25 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. Review the Pediatric maintenance IV fluids guideline recommendations. 
  2. Review potential issues with IV fluids such as Hyperchloremic Metabolic acidosis, fluid overflow and hyponatremia. 
  3. Review the history of IV fluids in Pediatrics. 
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Released:  2/23/2021, Reviewed 2/23/2021, Expire: 2/23/2022

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=22493&dev=true 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1.25)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dec 23, 2020

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Course: Food Insecurity

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Laura Panko M.D. - Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Food Insecurity. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 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. Define Food Insecurity in Pediatrics and prevalence.
  2. Discuss effective patient screening for Food Insecurity.
  3. Review effects of Food insecurity on a child’s growth and development.
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Released:  12/23/2020, Reviewed 12/23/2020, Expire: 12/23/2021

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=22393&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dec 7, 2020

Course: COVID 19 Vaccine - Where are we now?

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: John Williams M.D. - Professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Megan Culler Freeman M.D., Ph.D - Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is COVID 19 Vaccine - Where are we now? 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. Review SARS-CoV 2's virology and how it can be applied to vaccine preparation.
  2. Discuss Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines that have applied for FDA Emergency Authorization.
  3. Discuss how efficacy is measured and what is next in the vaccination creation process for COVID-19
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Released:  12/7/2020, Reviewed 12/7/2020, Expire: 12/7/2021

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=22333&dev=true

 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Dec 2, 2020

Course: Inpatient Management of Children with Down Syndrome

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Kishore Vellody M.D. - Professor in Dept Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Inpatient Management of Children with Down Syndrome.  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. Review Downs syndrome incidence and genetics.
  2. Review newborn management, testing, potential causes of severe illness and discussion with parents when a child is born with Down syndrome.
  3. Review how Down syndrome makes patients higher risk for Respiratory Syncytial Virus causing severe disease.
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Released:  12/1/2020, Reviewed 12/1/2020, Expire: 12/1/2021

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=22293&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Sep 8, 2020

Course: Discussion of Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Article

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Katherine Auger M.D., MSc. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Discussion of Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Article.  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. Review the figures in the paper Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US.
  2. Review the reasons for the statistical methods used in the paper Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US.
  3. Review the implications of the findings in the paper Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US.
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Released:  9/8/2020, Reviewed 9/8/2020, Expire: 9/8/2021

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=22033&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Aug 25, 2020

Course: The Function of Children as Spreaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Megan Culler Freeman M.D., Ph.D - Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is The Function of Children as Spreaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic.  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. Reviewed the literature regarding Children spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus in schools.

  2. Review the literature regarding the function of schools in SARS-CoV-2 spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  3. Review the SARS-CoV-2 R naught and the lockdowns affected it.

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Released:  8/24/2020, Reviewed 8/24/2020, Expire: 8/24/2021

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:

 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Jul 20, 2020

Course: A Review of Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE)

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Joel Tieder M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Washington

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is A Review of Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE).  As always there is free CME credit of up to 1.25 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. Reviewing the reason for replacing the Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE) guidelines with Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE).

  2. Review the Lower Risk Brief Resolved Unexplained Events guidelines.

  3. Review the Framework for Evaluation of the higher risk infant after an BRUE. 

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Released:  7/14/2020, Reviewed 7/14/2020, Expire: 7/14/2021

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=21913&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1.25)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jul 14, 2020

Course: Racism in Medicine Part Two - How is race a social determinant of health?

Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Sylvia Owusu-Onsah M.D. - Assistant Professor in the Dept of Pediatrics, Univ of Pittsburgh

Course Director: Tomar Pierson Brown Esq. - Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence, University of Pittsburgh

Disclosures: None

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

This episode is Racism in Medicine Part Two - How is Race a Social Determinant of Health? As always there is free CME credit of up to 1.25 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. Review how race is a social determinant of health.

  2. Review how race is purely a social construct.

  3. Review the inequity of under-represented minorities in medicine.

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Released:  7/14/2020, Reviewed 7/14/2020, Expire: 7/14/2021

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=21893&dev=true

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1.25)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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