Home Study - Clinical Communities Speaker Series: Children and Youth: Advanced Practices for the Pediatric Health Care Provider


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Program Description


The Defense Health Agency (DHA), J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS) events are designed to address the professional practice gaps of our learners in order to improve the care that our health care professionals deliver. These educational series are intended to achieve results that reflect a change in skills, competence, and performance of the health care team, and patient outcomes. Collaboration occurs with the Department of Defense, several government agencies, and academic partners, and other civilian experts for recruitment of academic subject matter experts, clinicians, and researchers to present on current promising, evidence-based research and best practices, thus enhancing the overall educational experience provided to our participants. Participants are expected to apply what they learned in providing patient care individually and collaboratively as a team towards improved patient outcomes.

The topics covered offer Continued Education (CE) accredited content to all health care providers and support the full range of military operations in order to sustain the health of all those entrusted to DHA’s medical care. The event will:

  • Instruct health care providers on successful implementation of relevant evidence-based and best practice strategies for the health care team.
  • Demonstrate how learning new skills will improve overall readiness, health outcomes, and possibly reduce unnecessary costs.
  • Engage learners in specific training and case vignettes for the application of acquired skills in instilling the importance of applying improvements in the collaborative team approach, which results in positively impacting patient care.

This event highlights current evidence-based practices, recommendations and initiatives, ethical considerations, clinical care pathways, and public health screenings related to pediatric health.

The educational content will be created by pediatric and child health care Subject Matter Experts in the ethical, research, technological, and medical domains of military and civilian health care sectors. Topics include evidence based practices for the implementation of Telemedicine services for children with special needs living in families that reside in areas with a shortage of health care provision.  Pediatric pulmonary subject matter experts will explain the historic and current use trends of e-cigarettes in teen patients and provide strategies to screen for use and counsel teens and families on e-cigarette use cessation. The Madigan Army Medical Center Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Department will outline and interpret the unique challenges affecting military children with special health care needs and provide practitioners and families with specific interventions to assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

A unique and informative panel presentation has been coordinated in order to describe the epidemiology of the Human papillomavirus (HPV), provide recommendations for administering the vaccine and discuss strategies to improve HPV vaccination rates and compliance.   “The Other Eight Hours” will summarize the various roles of the school nurse in the life of military communities. The utility of collaborative partnerships between military pediatric facilities and school nurses to improve the health and wellness of children will be discussed.  The team of pediatric palliative care providers will enhance their knowledge of medical ethical principles that can be applied to several common patient situations.  Pediatric health care providers treating youth with eating disorders will be able to distinguish between full and sub-threshold eating disorders and identify subgroups with a unique risk of acquiring eating disorders in order to implement appropriate and effective multidisciplinary treatment plans.  Finally, opportunities to improve prescribing practices for the pediatric patient will be discussed.

The primary focus of this event aims to enhance the quality of patient outcomes and population health by providing advanced continuing education opportunities to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System (MHS).

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, and other health care professionals who support/ care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families. 

Course summary
Course opens: 
05/21/2020
Course expires: 
11/20/2020

Moderator

Navy Capt. Gregory H. Gorman, M.D., M.H.S.
Executive Director, Defense Health Board
Defense Health Agency
Falls Church, VA

 

Virtual Health for Military Families

Steve M. Cain, P.A.-C., M.P.A.S.
Physician Assistant, Virtual Health Clinical Integration Office, Clinical Support Division, Medical Affairs,
Defense Health Agency
Silver Spring, MD

Army Lt. Col. Robert Cornfeld, M.D.
Medical Director, Virtual Medical Center,
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany

  1. Identify the ways the MHS unifies Virtual Health Capabilities through Implementation of Functional Capability #39,
     
  2. Review the internal and external demand signals driving implementation of Virtual Health
     
  3. Articulate VH use cases in both Adult and Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care

Clearing the Haze: Adolescent Vaping and Associated Lung Injuries

Army Col. Michael McCown, D.O.
COL MC USA
Pediatric Pulmonology and Hospital Medicine
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Harshita J. Saxena, M.D.
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

  1. Identify the available devices, mechanics of use, and common ingredients of an E-cigarette.
     
  2. Explain the historic and current use trends of e-cigarettes among adolescents.
     
  3. Discuss the ongoing legislative efforts to curb the sales and use of e-cigarettes in teen patients.
     
  4. Select strategies to screen for use, educate teens and families and provide counsel on e-cigarette use cessation.
     
  5. Describe the pathophysiology of E-cigarette or Vaping product use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).
     
  6. Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for treatment of lung disease suspected to be caused by e-cigarettes.

Closing the Gap: Caring for Military Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Army Lt. Col. Bonnie Jordan, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics/Medical Director of the EFMP (Madigan Army Medical Center)
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA

  1. Identify and interpret the unique challenges affecting military children with special health care needs (M-CSHCN).
     
  2. Outline specific interventions for military children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
     
  3. Recognize the Readiness impact for Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) when there is a gap between medical services needed versus those available for M-CSHCN.

HPV-The Challenge with Compliance

Srihari Seshadri, Ph.D., M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Pediatric Immunization/ Vaccinations
Immunization Health Care Division
Falls Church, VA

Army Maj. Lindsay E. Roach, D.O.
Service Chief, Adolescent and Young Adult
Medicine Division
Department of Pediatrics
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Lynn C. Collins, M.B.A., M.S.N.
CNOIC, Bennett Army Medical Home
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Fort Hood, TX

Brenda Johnson, L.V.N.
Clinic Immunization Nurse
Bennett Soldier Centered Medical Home
Fort Hood, TX

Navy Capt. Natalie Y. Wells, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Military Population Heath
Naval Health Research Center
San Diego, CA

  1. Describe the epidemiology of HPV infections
     
  2. List the current HPV vaccine recommendation
     
  3. Discuss strategies to improve HPV vaccination rate and compliance

The Other Eight Hours: The Pivotal Role of the School Nurse in the Health of the Military Child

Elke Jones Zschaebitz, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Department of Advanced Practice Nursing
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Washington, DC

Maureen Husum, B.S.N., R.N.
Retired School Nurse, Department of Defense Schools

  1. Summarize the various roles of the school nurse in the life of military communities, specifically for communities serving overseas.
     
  2. Recognize the collaborative partnerships between military pediatric facilities and school nurses in improving the health and wellness of children on a micro and macro level.
     
  3. Discuss the additional challenges that military children face while living overseas and the school nurse’s role in monitoring their physical and mental health status.

Not Always Life and Death: Ethics and Palliative Care in Primary Care Pediatrics

 

Navy Lt. Cdr. Sebastian Lara, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

Army Col. Jeremy V. Edwards, D.O., H.E.C.-C., F.A.A.P.
Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

  1. Recognize the medical ethics principles that a pediatric provider uses in everyday practice and construct an approach to weigh these principles when making a decision.
     
  2. Discover the role for palliative care as it applies to primary care pediatric patients and know DoD palliative care and ethics resources.
     
  3. Apply this learned approach to analyze several common patient situations.

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating: Overview and Considerations for Recognition and Treatment in Youth

Jason Lavender, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of our Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program (MiCOR)
Bethesda, MD

  1. Define the symptoms characterizing full and subthreshold eating disorders
     
  2. Identify factors to consider when assessing for an eating disorder in youth
     
  3. Recognize specific subgroups with unique risk or symptom profiles
     
  4. Review levels of care and multi-disciplinary approaches to eating disorder treatment

Challenges in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice and Opportunities for Improvement

Kristine C. Vaughan, PharmD., B.C.P.P.S.
Pediatric Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA

  1. Review prescribing practices for the pediatric patient.
     
  2. Select appropriate FDA dosing and prescribing requirements for patient care.
     
  3. Utilize clinical recommendations for managing the pediatric patient.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AAPA

    image DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

  • 8.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit

    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit qualified providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit qualified providers may receive a maximum of 8.00 hours for completing this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity.

  • 8.00 ACHE

    DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 8.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

  • 8.00 ACPE Pharmacist

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    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 8.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 8.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician

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    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 8.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    image DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.00 ANCC

    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Live Virtual Activity/Web Based activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 8.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.00 AOTA

    The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 8.000.8 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

  • 8.00 APA

    image Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co- sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 8.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.

  • 8.00 ARBO/COPE

    This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 8.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.00 ASWB

    image As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 8.00 ASWB continuing education credits.

  • 8.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 8.00 CCMC

    image This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for up to 8.00 CE contact hours.

  • 8.00 COPSKT

    image This continuing education activity has been accredited by The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT) to include 8.00 contact hours/0.7 CEU. DHA J-7 CEPO accredits enterprise-wide continuing education activities for military and civilian health care professionals. These courses are critical to DHA’s goal of providing the best possible quality care to active duty service members, veterans, and their families.

  • 8.00 IPCE

    image This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 8.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA J-7 CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

 
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