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  • CE: Anticipatory Guidance 1: Birth to 12 Months
    Please note: A book purchased separately from AAP is this module's reference to answer the questions. Please see full details in the reference note below.

    So much is going to happen between birth and 12 months old—for children and their families! Start your age-based journey on anticipatory guidance right here with PNCB CE. Whether you’re new to pediatric nursing or want a refresher about how to structure proactive discussions with families to provide education, screenings, and assessments that nurture young lives, this module will support your daily practice. Providing anticipatory guidance is a core element of pediatric primary care, so this may be especially helpful for nursing professionals transitioning from hospital/acute care settings to primary care. 2.0 contact hours.

    Reference Note: Instead of PowerPoint slides or articles, the reference material for this module is a single book, Bright Futures (4th edition) Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and AdolescentsTM (Pocket Guide), sold separately by AAP. It is not included with the price of the module; however, you receive a discount on the textbook’s AAP non-member price. Click on 'Learn more & order' below for additional information. BONUS: This module is the first one in the three-part series. The Pocket Guide is used to answer the questions for all three modules.

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  • CE: Anticipatory Guidance 2: Early and Middle Childhood
    Please note: A book purchased separately from AAP is this module's reference to answer the questions. Please see full details in the reference note below.

    Continue — or start! —your age-based journey on anticipatory guidance CE here as we turn our attention to children aged 15 months to 10 years. Whether you’re new to pediatric nursing or want a refresher about how to structure proactive discussions with families to provide education, screenings, and assessments that nurture young lives, this module will support your daily practice. Providing anticipatory guidance is a core element of pediatric primary care, so this may be especially helpful for nursing professionals transitioning from hospital/acute care settings to primary care. 2.0 contact hours.

    Reference Note: Instead of PowerPoint slides or articles, the reference material for this module is a single book, Bright Futures (4th edition) Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and AdolescentsTM (Pocket Guide), sold separately by AAP. It is not included with the price of the module; however, you receive a discount on the textbook’s AAP non-member price. Click on 'Learn more & order' below for additional information. BONUS: This module is the second one in the three-part series. The Pocket Guide is used to answer the questions for all three modules.

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  • CE: Anticipatory Guidance 3: Adolescence
    Please note: A book purchased separately from AAP is this module's reference to answer the questions. Please see full details in the reference note below.

    Continue — or start! —your age-based journey on anticipatory guidance CE here as we focus on adolescents and young adults from 11 to 21 years of age. Whether you’re new to pediatric nursing or want a refresher about how to structure proactive discussions with families to provide education, screenings, and assessments that nurture young lives, this module will support your daily practice. Providing anticipatory guidance is a core element of pediatric primary care, so this may be especially helpful for nursing professionals transitioning from hospital/acute care settings to primary care. 2.0 contact hours.

    Reference Note: Instead of PowerPoint slides or articles, the reference material for this module is a single book, Bright Futures (4th edition) Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and AdolescentsTM (Pocket Guide), sold separately by AAP. It is not included with the price of the module; however, you receive a discount on the textbook’s AAP non-member price. Click on 'Learn more & order' below for additional information. BONUS: This module is the final one in the three-part series. The Pocket Guide is used to answer the questions for all three modules.

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  • CE: Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Translating Research into Practice
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    It’s March 2020, and you work at a large children’s hospital. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. Very little is known about the virus at this point, and recommendations from respected organizations keep changing. See how one children's hospital leveraged evidence-based practice expertise and resources to impact clinical decision-making, allocate resources, and support nurses during a crisis. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • CE: Pediatric Tracheostomy Care Module 1: Inpatient
    Are you ready for the challenges that pediatric tracheostomies bring? From placement to tie changes to emergencies, care for these patients is complex. Walk through an in-depth primer of inpatient scenarios with an expert in this specialized area. You'll follow a case study and receive 60+ slides of information, video links, and free access to a respected textbook chapter from the American Academy of Pediatrics, all included with your module purchase. Click the link below to see the full list of all content. 2.5 contact hours.

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  • CE: Pediatric Tracheostomy Care Module 2: Outpatient
    Your patient with a trach is on the move! How do you prepare family and caregivers for the challenges that pediatric tracheostomies bring once your patient leaves the hospital? We're ready to continue our case study from Module 1 and help Ahmed go home with his family. This learning activity focuses on discharge readiness and caregiver education for trach management in the home environment, including emergencies. Completion of Module 1 is not required to take Module 2. 2.0 contact hours.

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  • CE: The Child in Room 208: IV Fluid Selection to Prevent Hyponatremia
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    Many children admitted to the hospital receive intravenous fluids. This article-based module discusses the relationship between IV fluid selection and the potential for development of hyponatremia. Use this CE activity to learn about the composition and tonicity of IVFs and indications for use. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • CE: The Child in Room 302: Addressing Inpatient Needs for Children with ASD
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    A shift has begun with the child in Room 302, a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We all know that children with ASD have the same medical needs as children without developmental or behavioral disabilities and may at times require hospitalization for comorbid medical conditions. But is the hospital ready to provide optimal inpatient care for this child? Learn from a case-based article about gaps in care and how it takes a family-centered, team-based approach to care for the whole child. Also included is a list of resources for pediatric healthcare professionals who provide care for children with ASD. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • CE: The Child in Room 316: Disclosure of Medication Errors
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    It’s been a hectic 12-hour shift, but the child in Room 316 is all set after her nausea meds have been administered. Later, a colleague asks about a problem with the drug calculation, and panic sets in when it is realized that there has been a medication error. What are the appropriate steps to take now to disclose effectively and transparently? Learn from an article about the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) disclosure training program to guide your actions in the event of a medication error. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • CE: The Child in Room 4: ACEs: Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatrics
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    Another sports physical is waiting in Room 4 of your clinic. Sophie's mom signed her up for a soccer club to take her six-year-old's mind off an upcoming divorce. Plus, Sophie's had tummy aches, been crying more, and withdrawing from favorite activities. Things are obviously piling up for Sophie, and you recognize the signs of potential trauma. Get an overview on all types of Adverse Childhood Experiences and fortify your daily practice with this this article-based module on trauma-informed care. 2.0 contact hours.

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  • CE: The Child in Room 6: Transgender & Gender Diverse Children & Adolescents
    Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included!

    An adolescent whose birth gender is female but who identifies as male comes to your practice with complaints of anxiety related to being excluded and bullied by his peers. Do you know what steps to take to support this patient? 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Distinguishing Between Innocent and Pathological Murmurs
    More than 80% of children will have an innocent heart murmur during their youth. But sometimes a murmur indicates serious heart disease. Use this module to identify and assess cardiac etiology, learn about the different attributes of murmurs, and distinguish between innocent vs. pathological murmurs. You’ll also learn about heart disease signs and symptoms, and when a pediatric cardiologist referral is appropriate. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Ethics in Testing: A Personal Responsibility
    Is a certification exam in your future? Do you support others planning to test? Use this free PNCB module to explore examples of acceptable and prohibited behaviors, see strategies to help others, learn about consequences for violations, and confirm your personal commitment to exam ethics. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Implementing Bully Victimization Screening
    If one in five students in the US are experiencing bullying, you’re probably seeing at least two per day in your practice. We all know bullying has a profound influence on development and health, but how can providers improve their surveillance and support for these children? Learn how one pediatric developmental and behavioral clinic redesigned their screening methods to better identify bully victimization and intervene on behalf of these children. 1.25 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: Improving Screening for Child Abuse in the Emergency Department
    Child abuse statistics are staggering, yet pediatric clinicians are not always equipped to detect suspicious injuries and signs of abuse. In this module, learn how an urban pediatric, level 1 trauma center took steps to improve early detection of child physical abuse through implementation of a comprehensive screening program. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Item Writing 101
    Do you create test questions for students or colleagues? Thinking about volunteering as a PNCB exam item writer? Writing exam questions is both a science and an art. Learn the fundamentals of exam development and item writing from the experts at PNCB with this no-cost module. You'll see how to craft fair, relevant questions to avoid flaws and accurately validate knowledge. Upon completion, you may even be inspired to become a PNCB item writer yourself! 2.0 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: Item Writing 101 - For Faculty
    Especially for faculty! Do you have pain points or challenges in your item writing process? Writing exam questions is both a science and an art. Learn the fundamentals of exam development and item writing from the experts at PNCB with this no-cost module. You'll see how to craft fair, relevant questions to avoid flaws and accurately validate knowledge. 2.5 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents
    How does your practice provide screening and referrals for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in pediatric patients? NAFLD is the most common chronic liver disease in children and adolescents. Use this module to learn how one medical center developed screening guidelines and a referral algorithm to support their patients. You’ll also receive an overview of NAFLD including increasing prevalence within the pediatric population, risk factors, and best practices for screening, evaluation, referral, and management. 1.0 contact hour. Not applicable for CPN/RN recertification.

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  • Free CE: PNCB Continuing Competence Summit Module 1: History and Background
    In 2021, PNCB convened a stakeholder summit to share findings for a multi-year research project on continuing competence. In module 1 of this video-based series, you’ll walk through PNCB’s recertification history and the “why” behind this initiative to make Recert more meaningful for nurses, the profession, health care consumers, and employers. 2.5 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: PNCB Continuing Competence Summit Module 2: Research Outcomes
    Module 2 of this 3-part video series explores research strategies and findings for PNCB’s multi-year Continuing Competence Initiative. Step through ethnographic research, value chain interviews, surveys, and more to see how we engaged with multiple stakeholders to paint a holistic picture of the culture of pediatric nursing’s culture of competence. A special focus on the Pediatric Nurse Mindset and a Pediatric RN Competency Framework is included. 2.0 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: PNCB Continuing Competence Summit Module 3: What Will Happen
    The final module of our 3-part video series shows how the “why” of module 1 and the research findings from module 2 resulted in changes to PNCB recertification. Descriptions of what will change and when are included to share our process on making Recert more meaningful for certificants and other stakeholders. 2.0 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: PNP or FNP Roles in Primary Care, Inpatient Cardiology, and in Providing Trauma-Informed Care
    Thinking about a nurse practitioner career—or switching NP roles? Step into PNCB's virtual poster session to explore three varied facets of the profession: inpatient cardiology, providing trauma-informed care, and primary care. 1.0 contact hour.

    $0.00 - Learn more & order: Free CE: PNP or FNP Roles in Primary Care, Inpatient Cardiology, and in Providing Trauma-Informed Care



  • Free CE: Pediatric Behavioral Health in Primary Care
    Access to behavioral healthcare for children and teens is at a crisis point in the United States, and primary care providers are increasingly addressing these concerns due to decreased or delayed access to specialists. Use this module to review existing frameworks of integrated behavioral health, learn about the Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist role in facilitating this care, and see an introduction to charting elements that support coding for reimbursement when providing behavioral care in your practice. 0.5 contact hours. Not applicable for CPN/RN recertification.

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  • Free CE: Pediatric Weight Loss Surgery for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    Explore the compelling case study of a 9-year old female with severe obesity and idiopathic intracranial hypertension who was referred to a pediatric bariatric surgical team for weight loss surgery. Walk through the multiple failed treatment attempts employed over a two-year period, types of metabolic and bariatric surgery available, and important considerations, including ethical issues, when referring preadolescents for this procedure. You’ll review the patient’s outcomes for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy occurring over the 12-month post-operative period. PNCB gratefully acknowledges the parents’ consent and patient’s assent to share this unique and incredible healthcare journey. 1.25 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: Standardizing Emergency to Inpatient Handoff Report
    Tag, you’re it! When a handoff report comes your way, accurate communication is essential for your patient. In this module, learn how a prestigious children’s hospital developed and implemented a standardized patient handoff process to facilitate transfer from the ED to inpatient units. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Supporting Staff to Care for Pediatric Behavioral Health Crises in the ED
    The pediatric behavioral health (PBH) crisis is hitting emergency departments hard. The number of these visits are rising, and aggressive behaviors including self-harm are increasing. Staff who care for these children need resources and to feel comfortable managing a crisis. In this module, learn how pediatric clinicians in a large Level I pediatric trauma center collaborated with PBH specialists to address this growing problem through evidence-based interventions—and make staff feel more prepared for these situations. 1.0 contact hour.

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  • Free CE: Teen and Intimate Partner Violence Screening
    Nurses and nurse practitioners are in a unique position to make positive change through Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) screenings. Use this module to increase your knowledge about appropriate tools and interventions to promote safety for children and families. A special focus on teen dating violence is included. 1.25 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: The CPN Guide to Recertification
    How do CPNs stay certified? What activities are accepted and when? Use this no-cost module to understand basic requirements, flexible options, and due dates. You benefit with an in-depth overview of the process and 1 contact hour to apply to a future recertification application! 1.0 contact hour. Cannot be used for CPNP or PMHS recertification credit.

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  • Free CE: The CPNP-AC and CPNP-PC Guide to Recertification
    How do CPNP-ACs and CPNP-PCs stay certified? What must a PNCB-certified PNP do annually vs. over the 7-year Recert tracking cycle? Use this no-cost module to understand what you need to do, option choices, and due dates, with a special focus on meeting PNCB Pediatric Updates requirements. You benefit with an in-depth overview of the process and 1 contact hour to apply to a future recertification application! 1.0 contact hour. Cannot be used for CPN/RN or PMHS recertification credit.

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  • Free CE: The Effects of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
    The effects of racism on pediatric health can last a lifetime. How can nursing professionals prevent or minimize its devastating effects on child and adolescent physical and mental wellbeing? Now more than ever, caring inclusively and for the whole patient is critically important so that all children and adolescents receive optimal, accessible, and equitable care. Use this free CE module to deepen your understanding of racism’s effects, strengthen the care you provide, and connect families and colleagues with resources to make a difference. 1.5 contact hours.

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  • Free CE: Tiny Hearts, Big Complication: Preventing Sternal Wound Infections
    Delayed sternal closure can be part of the necessary postoperative course in complex congenital heart surgery. Unfortunately, it carries an increased risk of infection. Explore the rationale for delayed sternal closure and how one hospital implemented a protocol to decrease their rate of sternal wound infections in this population. You’ll learn about their protocol, outcomes, and how it impacted hospital cost and family satisfaction. 1.0 contact hour.

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