Offering Continuing Education in Pediatric & Adolescent Health
Pediatric and family health care providers are invited to join the Pediatrics ECHO. This series focuses on the unique needs of pediatric patients in the mountain west. Pediatric care specialists teach about the identification and treatment of complex diseases, behavioral health issues, and common acute diagnoses. Those who attend these sessions improve their ability to provide treatment at the top of their license.
CME credit and nurse contact hours are available to those who attend.
In Fall 2021, we'll partner with Project SCOPE, and their hub at Utah State University.
Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and interdisciplinary support for children and families diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure. Visit the Project SCOPE web page for more details.
Pediatrics ECHO Schedule
2021 - 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR
|8/11/21||Dependence and Treatment||Marcela Smid||Project SCOPE session 1|
|8/25/21||Introduction to the Opioid Crisis and Social Determinants of Health||Heidi Petersen||Project SCOPE session 2|
|9/8/21||Monitoring Child Development and Biases||Janel Preston, Heather Sarin||Project SCOPE session 3|
|9/22/21||Having Difficult Conversations||Katelyn Oliver||Project SCOPE session 4|
|10/13/21||Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome||Dr. Camille Fung||Project SCOPE session 5|
|10/27/21||Trauma and the ARC Framework (Attachment, Regulation, Competency)||Samantha Smith, Dr. Veronica Love||Project SCOPE session 6|
|11/3/21||Breastfeeding and Feeding Issues for Babies with Special Health Care Needs||Laura Brown, MD Jessica Clayton, RD, IBCLC||University of Utah Health Presenters|
|11/10/21||Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Language Development||Jamie Mecham||Project SCOPE session 7|
|11/17/21||Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Sensory Concerns||Pat Boyle||Project SCOPE session 8|
|12/8/21||Peer Mentors||Karissa McDonald||Project SCOPE session 9|
|12/15/21||Systems of Care / Organizing the Community of Practice||Sue Olsen||Project SCOPE session 10|
|1/12/22||Palliative Care Pain||Ben Moresco, MD; Dominic Moore, MD|
|2/9/22||Human Trafficking||Aarti Vala, MD|
|3/2/22||Foster Care||Julie Steele, DNP, MN, FNP|
|3/9/22||Palliative Care Pain||Zainab Kagen, MD|
|4/6/22||Palliative Care Pain||Zainab Kagen, MD|
Specialty topics covered by past presenters are available for viewing.
Resources & References
- Over 500 pages of content and resources, including
- 55 "Diagnosis Modules" addressing the comprehensive primary care of those conditions
- 39 Newborn Disorder pages addressing primary care response to notification of abnormal results of newborn screening for those conditions
- Over 5800 links to other reliable and valuable websites or downloadable information
- Over 5200 citations of scientific and other expert literature to provide users with the evidence behind recommendations or to explore topics in greater depth
Key COVID Resources
The home page for updates about COVID-19 cases and science in the United States along with information for healthcare professionals, businesses, schools, health departments, travelers, and more; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Information for pediatricians about COVID-19, including clinical guidance, information on PPE, Practice Management Resources, telemedicine and telephone care resources, coding information, information for families, physician wellness tips, and advocacy information; American Academy of Pediatrics.
Information about Coronavirus in Utah including schools, businesses, health care, mental health, vaccines, recreation, travel, rent relief, emergency broadband, equity, and other useful resources; Utah Coronavirus Task Force.
While COVID-19 causes mild illness in some people, others get very sick and need hospital care. These articles can help you learn more about COVID-19 and how you can protect your family and others. Topics include: infants, children with special health care needs, developmental questions, safety guidance, athletics, school health, masks, vaccines, and family resilience, and many more; American Academy of Pediatrics.
The coronavirus turned our worlds upside down, and our kids were no exception. Check out these resources and guides to help you manage working from home, remote learning and life in general during COVID-19. Includes videos, articles, and resources on parenting, schooling, children with special health care needs, and mental health; Nationwide Children's Hospital.
A comprehensive resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics Utah Chapter to help parents help their families manage through the COVID pandemic; includes information on creating/maintaining structure, managing stress, and getting further help.
United Way 211 is an information and referral service that maintains a database of over 10,000 services for Utahns in need. If you are affected by the ripple effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and need help with the essentials, 211 can assist you in finding a variety of resources to help you stay on your feet. Begin your search here, or contact 211 via phone, online chat, text, or by downloading the app.
Resources for families and children who are not yet eligible for COVID vaccination.
- Pediatric Gastroenterology: a Patient and Family Resource Site
- gikids.org: easy-to-understand information on the management of pediatric digestive disorders
- Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Stress in Pediatric Patients
- Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children
- National HPV Roundtable
- HPV Vaccination: Just the Facts (For Parents)
- American Cancer Society | Mission: HPV Cancer Free | Resource Guide for ACS Partners
- Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Pediatrics October 2019)
Speciality Recommendations in Primary Care
- "Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health" | American Academy of Pediatrics
- Tips for Healthier Siblings
- Provider Outpatient Bronchiolitis Workflow
- Standard ECG Interpretation
- Cerebral Palsy Basics
Pediatric Behavioral Health
- Practice Parameters for the Psychiatric Assessment of Children and Adolescents
- Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales | Used for diagnosing ADHD
- Sample letter requesting Section 504 Plan
- Sample IEP request letter (for parent)
- Medications used in ADHD treatment
- Attitude Mag - Getting Help for a Struggling Student
- Medical Home Portal
- FAQS - Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
- Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Depressive Disorders
- Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) scale
- Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child version
- Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent version
- "The Best Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety"
- Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS)
- "13 of the Best Books for Helping Children with Anxiety"
- Pediatric Feeding Disorder - Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework
- Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- C-SSRS Primary Care Screener with Triage Points
- Patient Safety Plan Template
Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) - Community Report on Autism 2018
- MCHAT - Autism Screening
- Screening and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (CDC)
- Spectrum | Autism Research News - Adolescence unmasks autism traits in girls
- Scientific American | Autism - It's Different in Girls
- Webinar on Sex Differences in Autism
- Vaccine Education Center
- Sensory Strategies for Potty Training
- Sensory Strategies for Sleep
- Strategies to Support Interoceptive Functioning
- Autism Speaks Family Services | Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit
- Utah Department of Health | Children with Special Health Care Needs | Integrated Services Program
- Sensory Toolbox