Continuing Professional Education

  • 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

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    Pediatric Grand Rounds

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

    August 5

    The Challenges and Successes of Adult Congenital Heart Disease in a Children's Hospital
    Gary Webb, MD,
    Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
    Christopher Learn, MD, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, UC Department of Internal Medicine
    Gruschen R. Veldtman, MD, FRCP, MBChB, Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    • Discuss the considerations needed for caring for patients with ACHD
    • Explain the Special considerations needed for caring for the pregnant patient with ACHD
    • Examine guidelines outpatient care for those with ACHD

    August 12

    SUID and Sleep-Related Deaths: Successes and Challenges
    Rachel Y. Moon, MD,
    Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health, Director of Academic Development, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, Children's National Medical Center, Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    • Discuss statistics and trends for sleep-related infant death in the US
    • Discuss barriers to safe sleep practice and ways to improve acceptance of recommendations
    • Explain risk factors and protective factors involved in sleep-related infant deaths
    • Discuss AAP guidelines to prevent SIDS and sleep-related deaths

    August 19

    Communication – It’s a Two-Way Highway
    Michael Vossmeyer, MD,
    Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, Medical Director, Community Integration, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Identify the key components of a safe handoff
    • List the barriers to accomplishing a safe handoff
    • Discuss how system-based improvements may improve physician to physician communication

    August 26

    Improving Community Health through Home Visiting
    Robert Ammerman, PhD, ABPP,
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
    Judith B. Van Ginkel, PhD, President, Every Child Succeeds, Professor, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Describe how home visiting enhances the health of children and mothers in the community
    • Recognize how Every Child Succeeds works with pediatric practices and clinics to improve community health
    • Discuss how Every Child Succeeds addresses maternal depression and literacy through innovative enhancements to home visiting

    September 2

    Kidney Stones in Children: Do We Have a New Epidemic?
    William DeFoor, Jr, MD, MPH,
    Director, Clinical Research, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children’s
    Robert J. Hopkin, MD, Co-Director, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s
    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD, Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Discuss the rising incidence of pediatric stone disease and possible risk factors for the development of urolithiasis
    • List the initial metabolic evaluation for stone-forming patients as well as the indications to refer patients for further genetic testing
    • Describe the various medical and surgical treatment options for pediatric stone disease including medical expulsive therapy as well as the indications for inpatient admission

    September 9

    Pediatric Advocacy: You Can Do It. You Should Do It
    William Cotton, MD,
    Medical Director Primary Care Network, Nationwide Children's Hospital

    • List several methods to advocate for quality patient care and optimal patient care systems
    • Identify their local community leaders, state representatives / senators, and federal representatives
    • Describe how to effectively contact and communicate with these representatives

    September 16

    An Update in Genetics and Genomics –Current State of Clinical Genetic and Genomic Testing at CCHMC and Beyond
    Kejian Zhang, MD, MBA,
    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    • Describe current technologies used for clinical genetic and genomic testing
    • Discuss the clinical utility and limitations of clinical genetic and genomic testing
    • Recognize appropriate genetic and genomic testing to establish diagnoses, prognosis and develop personalized treatment for patients with genetic disorders

    September 23

    The NICHD Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch: Research Priorities and Scientific Advances
    Valerie Malhomes, PhD,
    CAS – Chief Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    • Articulate the mission and vision of the NICHD
    • Articulate the scientific priorities of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
    • Link respective areas scientific and clinical research to the NIHD/PTCIB priorities

    September 30

    There’s No “I” in TEAM, but There’s an “IR” in COLLABORATION: Challenges and Successes of Team Building in a Clinical Practice: CCHMC Interventional Radiology
    John Racadio, MD,
    Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Division Chief Interventional Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s
    Neil Johnson, MD, Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s
    Manish Patel, DO, Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics

    • Discuss the current clinical and technological capabilities of pediatric interventional radiology
    • Recognize the interventional radiology research infrastructure in place at CCHMC and potential for interdepartmental collaborations

  • Online Courses

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    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    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

    Nursing Grand Rounds

    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

    Child Neurology Grand Rounds

    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

    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

    Evidence-Based Inquiry Grand Rounds

    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

    Health Unit Coordinators Grand Rounds

    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

    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

    Trauma Grand Rounds

    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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