• CME and Nursing Continuing Education

    Cincinnati Children’s CME program provides activities with the expectation that knowledge and clinical skills of all participants will be advanced and enhanced, leading to improvements in competence, performance and patient outcomes. CME activities and services provided include organizing, promoting, and presenting CME via a variety of formats (lecture, series, conferences, symposiums, webcasts, and online archives) for physicians, APRN’s and other health care providers. 

    Cincinnati Children's is also an approved provider of nursing contact hours.

  • CME Offerings

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    Advanced Pharmacy Series for Prescribers Educational Objectives:

    1. Acquire knowledge based on diagnosis and management of selected pediatric conditions
    2. Discuss the diagnostic approach and treatment of a variety of pediatric patients
    3. Explain the clinical efficacy of medications used to treat a variety of pediatric conditions

    Sample topics include:

    • Immunizations Across the Lifespan
    • Pediatric TPN Writing for Prescribers
    • Multivitamins

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder among elementary school age children. This series of lectures will help practitioners better evaluate, diagnosis, and treat the ADHD patient.

    Sample topics include:

    • Diagnosis of Children with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorders and ADHD
    • ADHD Across the Life Span

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    Quarterly community lectures designed to provide continuing education to general practice pediatricians.

    Sample topics include:

    • Emergent Care of the Pediatric Burn Patient
    • Supporting the Breastfeeding Dyad in the Pediatrician's Office
    • What's New with Learning Disabilities?

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    Office for Faculty Development Seminar Series Objectives:

    1. Identify skills that will help them achieve reappointment, promotion, and tenure
    2. Improve work-life balance and job satisfaction
    3. Improve team-building and collaborative skills

    Sample topics include:

    • Philanthropic Support for Grants and Programs
    • Mentorship: The Wind Beneath Your Academic Wings
    • Email Survival Skills 

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    A collection of videos relevant to general pediatric practice, not attached to a specific series or grand rounds.

    Sample topics include:

    • Radiology for the Primary Provider - Chest X-Rays
    • Pediatric Update
    • Transitioning to Total Cost Accounting
    • Imaging the Pediatric Head and Neck

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    HSR Matrix Speaker Series Objectives:

    1. Describe innovative ideas that can inform healthcare research and practice
    2. Synthesize new health services research and build connections relevant to their work

    Sample topics include:

    • Taking Meaningful Action to Address Health Disparities
    • Patient Centered Care – Reclaiming the Patient’s Interest as our Goal
    • Perspectives on the Changing Healthcare System

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    The Center for Professional Excellence/Education collaborated with the Center for Better Health and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's to present "Obesity and BMI: Confronting the Epidemic" on April 19, 2011. The presentation by Robert Siegel, MD and Jenny Sweeney, CPNP, was recorded and is now available to the public as a part of our continuing effort to inform and educate the communities we serve.

    *Nursing contact hours are not available for the online viewing of this presentation.

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

    Questions regarding this program may be directed to Jill Guilfoile at jill.guilfoile@cchmc.org

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers Point of Care credit. Point of Care (PoC) is structured, self-directed, online learning by physicians and nurses relevant to their clinical practice.

    Point of Care credit is available through an online module. System requirements are simply an internet connection.

    Physicians may claim 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each search conducted. To receive credit, the healthcare professional must document the clinical question, the source consulted (from the approved list), and the application to practice by completing the PoC form and evaluation. Credit records are also tracked electronically by the CME office. Credits will appear on an individual's transcript, a certificate will not be issued. Transcripts can be downloaded here. The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 30 minutes.

    This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals. Information and opinion offered through any search represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

    If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please indicate on the evaluation section of the post-test.

    All planning committee members were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity. No commercial support has been offered for this activity.

    Cincinnati Children's is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Cincinnati Children's designates this Internet Point-of-Care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™ for each search conducted. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Credits will appear on the transcript under the heading "Point of Care." If you have any questions, please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org.

    Logging Into the PoC Module

    If you have registered for an event or completed an evaluation in Cincinnati Children's continuing education database since July 2009, you will be asked to enter your email and password created during the previous use. There is a "Forgot Password" link on the log-in page, if it is needed. The password will be emailed to you.

    If you are a new user, you will be asked to create an account. On the sign-in page, enter your email address, DO NOT ENTER A PASSWORD YET, and select "I am a new user" (you will create a password later). After you fill in the basic information about yourself, you will be directed to the PoC module. You may be asked to sign-in again using your account log-in email and password. This will be the same email and password you will use for future PoC, education events, and transcript downloads with Cincinnati Children's.

    How to Ask a Clinical Question

    Cincinnati Children's recommends using the PICO model (patient / population / problem, intervention / exposure, comparison, outcome) when formulating a clinical question.

    If you would like further assistance in formulating an effective clinical question, please use the "How to Ask a Clinical Question" resource for reference. You may also contact the Evidence-Based Decision Making Team, a part of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, at EBDMinfo@cchmc.org

    Databases / Reference Resources

    Cincinnati Children's has identified databases / resources that can be used to obtain PoC credit. Relevant sources must use professional, peer-reviewed literature. You may suggest another source for consideration by using the PoC form and evaluation or by contacting the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME), maria.motz@cchmc.org. If you are a member of the Cincinnati Children's medical staff and need assistance accessing these databases, please contact the Edward L. Pratt Research Library, prattlibrary@cchmc.org.  

    The world's largest source of education information, containing abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The database covers descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials.

    Online index to medical literature produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access: The Ovid interface to Medline is available through subscription for Cincinnati Children's medical staff on campus or through extranet. Non-Cincinnati Children's medical staff will require an individual subscription to use the Ovid interface. All searchers may also use PubMed (MEDLINE), the free interface from NLM.

    American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

    UptoDate (this resource may also be used for AAFP credit)
    Resource designed to provide physicians access to current clinical information in the form of topic reviews, with links to PubMed abstracts of cited literature. Access: Cincinnati Children's medical staff have access via our institutional subscription to UptoDate Anywhere Non-Cincinnati Children's medical staff will require an individual subscription. This source may be used for AMA and AAFP credit.

    Cochrane Library
    Three distinct sources for evidence-based literature, including a database of regularly updated systematic reviews (DSR), a database of reports of clinical trials (CCTR), and a database of abstracts of reviews found in the literature (DARE). Access: Available through subscription to the Ovid interface for Cincinnati Children's medical staff on campus or through extranet. Non-Cincinnati Children's medical staff will require an individual subscription.

    Nursing Reference Center

    Dynamed Plus™
    Dynamed Plus is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for use at the point-of-care.

    Clinical Key
    The content in Clinical Key comes from Elsevier's vast online medical portfolio and gives access to more proprietary medical and surgical content in one place than any other resource.


    If you have any questions or need further information regarding this educational activity, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

    Cincinnati Children's is one of the largest pediatric hospital-based trauma services in the United States and a leader in improving the care for injured children from prevention to recovery. The CCIC Trauma Series will assist the trauma care team using a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the most up-to-date information on all aspects of trauma care to foster positive patient outcomes.

    Trauma CCIC Lecture Series Objectives:

    1. Integrate current treatment guidelines in the care of the trauma patient from resuscitation through rehabilitation
    2. Employ concepts of injury prevention strategies to hospital and community education.

    Sample topics include:

    • Hyperosmolar Therapy and Pediatric DVT after TBI
    • Blast Injuries
    • Long-term Outcomes of Early Childhood Brain Injury

    View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

  • Nursing Continuing Education

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    This is a monthly, one-hour program with content specific for Ohio, designed for the advanced practice nurse with prescriptive authority.

    Sample topics include:

    • Ohio Law and Rules for APRNs- 2014
    • Antibiotic Locks in the Treatment of Central Venous Line Infections
    • Common Cardiovascular Medications Used in Infants and Children

    View a list of archived presentations or search by topic.

    Course Goal: To enhance nurses' knowledge related to pediatric nursing practice and meet content expectations for PNCB's certification exam.

    Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who complete the entire module and complete an evaluation tool.

    Note- This course will be available again in December 2014