Free CE: Supporting Staff to Care for Pediatric Behavioral Health Crises in the ED

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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. See how pediatric clinicians in a large Level I pediatric trauma center collaborated with PBH specialists to address this growing problem—and make staff feel more prepared for these situations. 1.0 contact hours.

In this module, you'll learn about the following topics and more:
  • The ongoing pediatric behavioral and mental health crisis in the U.S., disparities in access to care, and trends in PBH visits to EDs
  • Verbal and physical signs of escalating behavior.
  • Developmentally appropriate de-escalation interventions to enhance safety of the child, family members, and staff.
  • Evidence-based interventions to support ED staff caring for children with PBH concerns.

For RNs, APRNs, or those looking for relevant, up-to-date CE learning activities.

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  • 1.0 contact hour accredited by NAPNAP which 0 contain Pharmacology (Rx) content (including 0 of psychopharmacology) (including 0 of controlled substances)
  • Free module!
  • Includes access to content in a media presentation format (un-narrated, viewable online only) and 6 post-test questions
  • Successful completion for contact hours is 70% or higher
  • Answers due 150 days from order process date. During this testing period you will have unlimited access to log in and out of the module so you may complete it in more than one sitting; only one opportunity to complete the module for scoring is provided. Each question is worth one (1) point. Upon completion, you may view your score report and feedback for each question. One (1) retest opportunity is available to those who generate an unsatisfactory score.
  • This module was developed from a recent poster presented at a national conference. While PNCB follows standard editorial procedures for content, we cannot guarantee that the information provided is the most up-to-date knowledge available. Read the full disclaimer.


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