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FYI: Environmental health education, immunization course, and more :

April 26, 2016
Environmental health education

Free educational webinars and online classes about environmental exposures among children are being offered by the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) National Classroom, www.pehsu.net/nationalclassroom.html. The classroom aims to keep health care providers apprised of current environmental health information.

Health care providers, parents and others also can consult PEHSU network pediatric environmental health experts about known or suspected toxic exposures. To connect with your regional PESHU, visit http://www.pehsu.net/findhelp.html. The Academy serves as the National Program – East office, supporting PESHUs in Regions 1-5.

 

 

New self-assessment programs

 

PREP Cardiology and PREP GI are new online self-assessments from the Academy. Written by topic experts, they provide comprehensive clinical review mapped to American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty content specifications. Take advantage of special AAP member and subspecialty section rates. Subscribe at shop.aap.org/prep.

 

Immunization course

An updated Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (eQIPP) course helps increase immunization rates by addressing barriers to immunization delivery systems and providing clear guidance based on proven quality improvement methods and tools.

Two age-group tracks are covered. The 19-23 months track addresses improving vaccine rates for hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal conjugate, inactivated polio, influenza, measles-mumps-rubella and varicella vaccines. The adolescent track addresses tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, meningococcal, human papillomavirus and influenza vaccines. The course helps satisfy Maintenance of Certification Part 4 requirements. Register at http://bit.ly/eqipp-immunizations.

 

Child development courses on PediaLink

  • Early Brain and Child Development: Managing Language Problems in Toddlers will educate pediatricians to address the basic principles and processes of early brain development in children and how those apply to language development in toddlers.
  • Early Brain and Child Development: Challenging Behavior in a Preschooler will provide tools to determine appropriate diagnostic procedures to evaluate oppositional, aggressive, inattentive or overactive preschoolers.

View course details at http://bit.ly/EBCD-Series.

 

Substance abuse prevention guide

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood is an online guide from the National Institute on Drug Abuse about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other behavior problems.

The guide offers research-based principles that can affect self-control and overall mental health during a children’s first eight years of life, beginning in pregnancy.

Supplemental sections for practitioners and policymakers offer details on how to design strategies for early childhood interventions to meet individual communities’ needs. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1MobybG.

 

Coding webinars

  • ICD-10-CM The Road So Far, presented by Jeffrey Linzer Sr., M.D., FAAP, at noon CT May 18 addresses gaps and misconceptions about how the code set is used. Members: $134.95. Sign up at http://bit.ly/25oqcWQ.
  • Understanding Evaluation and Management Coding in Pediatrics, presented by Linda Parsi, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, at noon CT June 30 covers documentation guidelines, requirements for code levels and how not to over- and undercode. Members: $134.95. Sign up at http://bit.ly/25oqih8.

 

Webinar reviews changes to immunization schedule

Got 30 minutes? Check out the Pediatric Care Online webinar, Changes to the 2016 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule.

H. Cody Meissner, M.D., FAAP, ex officio member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and associate editor of the AAP Visual Red Book, discusses updates to the 2016 immunization schedule for children and adolescents and changes to Haemophilus influenzae type b, human papillomavirus, meningococcal B and hepatitis B vaccine recommendations.

Access the webinar at http://pediatriccare.solutions.aap.org/webinars.aspx. Learn about free-trial subscriptions for residents and pediatricians at www.aap.org/pcotrial.

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