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OPENPediatrics Launches New Continuing Education Course, Pediatric Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Transcuteanous Pacing

OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our newest Continuing Education course, Pediatric Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Transcutaneous Pacing. Pediatric cardiac arrests from life-threating arrhythmias are a rare event, however, it is imperative pediatric healthcare providers remain knowledgeable and skilled with the procedures and equipment used for the management of a cardiac arrest to facilitate timely, lifesaving resuscitations. This management includes the competent use of electrical interventions comprising of defibrillation, cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing. 

The Pediatric Defibrillation, Cardioversion, and Transcutaneous Pacing course addresses the physiology, indications, equipment, voltage selection, and clinical considerations when performing cardiac defibrillation and cardioversion. The course also covers the indications and necessary equipment for transcutaneous pacing and presents a case demonstration of the procedure. This course has been approved to offer continuing education credits to both physicians and nurses. 

Be sure to check out these additional continuing education courses from OPENPediatrics: 

  • Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education: This program provides training in the acute and chronic pain management for pediatric patients, with an emphasis on safe and effective opioid use. 
  • Pediatric Palliative and End of Life Care: This program is designed to teach providers about palliative care delivery by designed palliative care teams, primary palliative care, end of life symptom treatment and orders for life-sustaining therapies. 
  • Respiratory Care Curriculum: Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: This course is designed to teach providers the fundamentals of pediatric invasive mechanical ventilation including intubation, ventilator setup, initiation, management, assessment, and documentation. Additionally, the attendee will complete an online ventilator simulation. 
  • Non-Accidental Trauma: This course is designed to provide training in the recognition and reporting of physical child abuse and abusive head trauma. 
  • Advancing Relational Learning Worldwide: Disclosure and Apology: This course is designed to support clinicians having difficult conversations with patients and families after medical errors or adverse events. 

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Boston Children's Hospital designates this activity for 1.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAPA accepts Category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.