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FYI: PediaLink course, advocacy modules, infant nutrition resources

May 1, 2023

PediaLink course on trauma-informed care

A new six-unit, video-based course, Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience Promotion, is available at no cost for members through PediaLink.

The course covers the most common symptoms of trauma; identifies strategies caregivers and physicians can use to promote resilience skills and recognize the developmental health impacts of trauma; provides guidance on effective screening and surveillance tools; offers techniques for managing trauma symptoms; and suggests when and how to refer or prescribe medication.

Continuing medical education and Maintenance of Certification credit is available.

To register for the course, visit For more information on implementing trauma-informed care in pediatric health care settings, visit

Modules for pediatrician advocates

The AAP Section on Critical Care advocacy subcommittee has created three advocacy modules that can be used by all pediatrician advocates. The modules include:

  • Finding your voice ( This module reinforces the credibility of a pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist as an advocate and explains how advocates can work through and partner with AAP advocacy channels.
  • Legislative advocacy ( In this module, advocates learn the legislative process and opportunities to intervene within the process, legislative advocacy methods, strategies for communicating with legislators and the advocate’s role in encouraging voter registration.
  • Advocacy as an academic product ( This topic is of particular interest to members whose careers and interests are immersed in advocacy. The module reviews the concept of the advocacy portfolio and career and educational options for advocates.

The modules are meant for group viewing potentially as part of an advocacy curriculum or track for trainees.

Find additional guidance in the AAP advocacy guide, (login required).

Resources on infant nutrition

AAP resources can help pediatricians impact nutritional choices during the first 12 months of life, providing a supportive framework for an infant’s present and future health.

Resources include a digital tool to diagnose vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, nutrition assessment tools and information on nutrition-related illnesses.

The development of this information was made possible with support from Abbott Nutrition.

Learn more at

Neonatology review content

Get the latest information from neonatology experts with the 2023 NeoReviewsPlus package. A one-year subscription includes monthly self-assessment questions, the NeoReviews online journal and opportunities to earn Maintenance of Certification and continuing medical education credit.

Peer-reviewed questions and critiques are written by neonatal specialists. The package also includes original research articles, case discussions and basic science insights.

Topics covered in the self-assessment include identifying maternal medical disorders that affect neonates, managing congenital hearing loss in the neonate and recognizing morbidities after surgical repair of esophageal atresia.

NeoReviewsPlus is supported in part through an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition. Learn more at

Coding webinar

A new webinar explains the basic concepts behind the 2023 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) guidelines and how to apply them for accurate diagnosis coding in pediatric specialties. Specific attention is given to social determinants of health and the importance of accurate code selection on this topic.

Register for the Pediatric ICD-10 Coding Concepts & Social Determinants of Health Webinar, presented by Jeffrey F. Linzer, M.D., FAAP, at



Visiting professorship applications

Applications for the 2023-’24 Leonard P. Rome CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Visiting Professorship Program are due May 31. The program promotes advocacy for children and advances the field of community pediatrics.

Each year, the program supports up to five accredited pediatric residency programs with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement two- or three-day programs focusing on resident education, faculty development and building partnerships for community health and advocacy. The visiting professorship must occur between Sept. 1, 2023, and May 15, 2024.

Applications are available at For more information, email Courtney Day at

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