• Grand Rounds

    Cincinnati Children’s offers a number of Grand Rounds to help improve patient care through professional education. In addition to the live presentations, many of these are captured via video for viewing at a later date through laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Continuing education credit is available for most presentations.

  • Upcoming Events

    Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday in the Sabin Auditorium from 8-9 a.m.

    July 7

    The Practical Side of Psychology in the Arab Gulf States: Beyond Language
    Raymond Hamden, PhD,
    Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Human Relations Institute and Clinics, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    • Recognize how Arab Gulf family dynamics, especially the extended family, play an influential role in prevailing community life, interpersonal relationships, and influence of cognition, emotions, and behavior with medical professionals
    • Discuss evidence-based information on the practical implications of knowledge about the Arab Middle Eastern culture, embracing the diverse habits of the Arab Gulf consumers in mental health
    • Describe a communication model and language differences to enhance understanding and cooperation between the patient and family, and health care providers
    July 14


    For Whom the Bell Tolls: Monitor Alarms and Alarm Fatigue
    Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, MD, MSc,
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics
    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc, Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

    • Describe alarm fatigue and its implication on patient safety
    • Discuss recent literature about safely reducing alarms in hospitals
    • Describe current work and future directions for better use of physiologic monitors
    July 21


    Patient and Family-centered I-PASS:  A Bundled Communication Intervention to Improve Patient Safety and the Patient and Family Experience
    Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH,
    Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Nancy D. Spector, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Section of General Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

    • Describe the original I-PASS Handoff Study and the impact on patient safety
    • Explain the importance of understanding the concepts of family centeredness and health literacy in conducting family centered rounds
    • Describe the elements of the logic model that drove the development of the curriculum for the bundled communication intervention
    • Articulate the ways family centered rounds are restructured as part of the bundled communication intervention
    • List the key patient, family, and provider outcomes to be measured in the study

    July 28

    Pediatricians as Effective Advocates
    Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP,
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Advocacy Co-Chair Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    • Define advocacy
    • Identify advocacy opportunities within your institution, community, state or nationally
    • Describe the legislative process and the opportunities throughout the process where you can use your voice to advocate on behalf of issues you care about

    August 4

    “It’s not my fault.” Behavior Problems in Children Revisited
    Sergio V Delgado, MD,
    Medical Director of Outpatient Services, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Chair, Child Psychoanalytic Program, Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
    Amanda A. Jones, Occupational Therapist I, College Hill, OT/PT, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Discuss the process of integrating psychiatric assessment and producing a comprehensive view of the child
    • Interpret the process of integrating a psychiatric assessment with a cognitive evaluation
    • Describe the implications of cognition for psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
    • Recognize the developmental milestones

    August 11

    Intimate Partner Violence: Intervention in the Pediatric Healthcare Setting
    Kim Randell, MD,
    Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine, Children’s Mercy; Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Primary affiliation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospital Secondary affiliation: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

    • Name at least 3 adverse outcomes of childhood exposure to intimate partner violence
    • Identify essential components of IPV screening and intervention in the pediatric healthcare setting

    August 18

    A Developmental Approach to Pediatric Psychiatric Diagnosis
    Ernest Pedapati, MD, MS, FAAP,
    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Division of Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Review the essential components of a psychiatric history and physical informed by a developmental perspective
    • Describe methodological approach to assessment of children and adolescent with school based behavioral difficulties
    • Identify children and adolescent assessment profiles which may require further specialty psychiatric services

    August 25

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    Scott Wexelblatt, MD,
    Medical Director Regional Newborn Services, Cincinnati Children’s Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    • Describe NAS and the medical and social precursors of maternal addition
    • Review national, Ohio, county, and hospital data and the Cincinnati and the statewide collaborations for the treatment of NAS
    • Discuss treatment and management of NAS including Methadone vs Buprenorphine on the infant, plans to improve care of the NAS mother-infant dyad, and universal maternal drug testing 
            • Online Courses

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              Pediatric Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

              1. Utilize multidisciplinary approach to the management of complex patients in their practice
              2. Discuss the diagnostic approach and treatment of variety of pediatric diseases
              3. Discuss research regarding a variety of pediatric diseases, particularly those seen in Cincinnati. 

              Pediatric Grand Rounds can be viewed weekly in the Sabin Auditorium or via satellite broadcast at off-campus sites located at:

              Sample topics include:

              • Ethics in Destination Programs: Hi-tech Interventions and International Patients
              • A Personal View of the Future of Newborn Screening and Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
              • Concussions: Putting It All Together 

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

              A monthly one-hour program presented by the Center for Professional Excellence/Education, the Nursing Education Council and the Cincinnati Children's Patient Services Division. Nursing Grand Rounds highlights current topics of interest to pediatric nurses and is offered as a live event the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month at our Main Campus location. It is also available as an online Independent Study program that is open to the public and accessible for one year from the live date of the program. Our category "A" Law programs are accessible online for two years.

              Sample topics include:

              • Shaken baby syndrome
              • Emergency Management Tracheostomy Tube
              • Implementing Evidence-Based Care Recommendations
              • The APRN: Your Partner in Health

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

              These grand rounds occur on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9 am.

              Child Neurology Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

              1. Discuss work-up and management of specific neurological diseases effecting children
              2. Assess the clinical efficacy of medications and other types of therapy used in the disorders
              3. Improve patient compliance as well as outcome due to the increased knowledge of the physician.

              Sample topics include:

              • Chronic migraines
              • Autism
              • Sleep Disorders
              • Epilepsy  

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

              Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

              1. Discuss evidence based approaches in the clinical treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders
              2. Identify children at risk for psychiatric disorders enabling earlier treatment and/or prevention
              3. Discuss research in basic science, clinical treatment, health care delivery and prevention. 

              Sample topics include:

              • Behavior problems
              • Pediatric depression
              • Violence in schools
              • Sexual abuse

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

              The presentation is part of a live educational event. Participants can attend the session on campus, watch it over the internet using streaming video the day of the live event or watch a recording. The recording will be available approximately 48 hours after the live event.

              Sample topics include:

              • Using evidence to improve pediatric care
              • Best practices in scholarly publishing

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

              The goal of Health Unit Coordinator Grand Rounds is to enhance HUCs’ knowledge related to their role and practice, and to provide continuing education and professional development opportunities to ensure continued growth and in the field of Health Unit Coordinating and Health Care.

              Sample topics include:

              • Effective Communication for a Healthy Work Environment
              • Career Pathways
              • Cultural Competency: What Does This Mean to Me?

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

              Neonatology Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

              1. Discuss the pathophysiology of common diseases in newborn infants
              2. Describe the diagnostic approach used to identify and determine the severity of these illnesses
              3. Discuss the treatment strategies used for these disease and the medical evidence supporting their use.

              Sample topics include:

              • Metabolomics in Neonatology
              • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
              • SIDS and Safe Sleep

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

              The American College of Surgeons has a designation process to identify and train qualified staff in adult centers to be qualified to treat pediatric patients. These Level 2 facilities and non-designated community hospitals need pediatric continuing trauma education facilitate by a Level 1 facility and board certified trauma physician to help maintain knowledge and practice resuscitation skills.

              Sample topics include:

              • Massive Blood Transfusion Protocol
              • Trauma Resuscitation
              • Orthopedic Injury: Neurologic Deficits

              View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

              Contact Us

              For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

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