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Caring for Children in Foster Care: Navigating Support Systems
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe goal of the foster care system is to promote the well-being of children and adolescents by providing for their health, safety, stability and permanency. Nearly 75 percent of children are placed in foster or kinship care because of abuse and/or neglect by parents due to substance abuse, addiction, extreme poverty, mental illness, homelessness or transience, domestic violence and criminal activity. These children present with behavioral problems well above their peers.
Caring for Children in Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication Overuse
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe goal of the foster care system is to promote the well-being of children and adolescents by providing for their health, safety, stability and permanency. There has been increasing alarm over psychotropic medication use for children and youth in foster care across the country. Given the rates of psychotropic drug use among children in foster care, there is growing concern that these medications may be taking the role of an easy fix in managing care, and the results can be tragic.
Caring for Children in Foster Care: Managing Care Transitions and Placements
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe goal of the foster care system is to promote the well-being of children and adolescents by providing for their health, safety, stability and permanency. Nearly 75 percent of children are placed in foster or kinship care because of abuse and/or neglect by parents due to substance abuse, addiction, extreme poverty, mental illness, homelessness or transience, domestic violence and criminal activity. These children present with behavioral problems well above their peers.
Medical Home Care for the Child with Medical Complexity: Care Coordination and Shared Decision Making
  • Disease Management
  • Managed care
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionChildren with medical complexity (CMC) have multiple chronic conditions and require an array of health care professionals (HCPs) to manage their care. Effective care coordination (CC) is essential to addressing the fragmented and often inefficient care that these children frequently encounter, and building systems that work for their complex health care needs.
Adolescent Depression: Diagnosis, Management and Suicide Risk
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionMajor depression in adolescents is recognized as a serious psychiatric illness with extensive acute and chronic morbidity and mortality. There is a need for improved care for children and adolescents with mental health disorders, specifically depression.
As Science Moves to Genetic Testing and Treatment: Part 2, Genetic-Informed Treatments
  • Disease Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Wellness
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionGenetics/genomics is a vast and ever-growing area. Health care professionals (HCPs) must understand how it can impact the treatment plan for individuals with chronic illness, serious illness and/or rare diseases. This activity will discuss the importance of data and evidence regarding the use of genetics/genomics in treatment planning.Provided byThis activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare.Commercial supportNo commercial support was received for this activity.
Sensor-Based Electronic Monitoring for Asthma: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Disease Management
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThere are notable racial and socioeconomic variabilities in the prevalence of childhood asthma, which affects up to nine million children nationwide, with higher prevalence, poorer outcomes and increased mortality rates noted in urban areas with low-income minority populations such as those found in Chicago and New York. The number of these cases is increasing, and emergency department visits and hospitalizations can be frequent.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Children and Adolescents
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe prevalence of MDD in children and adolescents is notable. The most recent data shows that 41.7 percent of adolescents aged 12–17 years received treatment for major depressive episodes throughout 2018, while suicide is among the leading causes of death for children and adolescents with an estimated 2.4 suicide attempts per 100 children ages 14–18. There is a great need for health care providers (HCPs) to adopt a proactive, preventive approach to evaluation and treatment for this population.
Substance Use in Youth
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe increasing prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents places a heavy burden on the individual, families, and the community. Roughly 50% of adolescents ages 14-18 report marijuana use, and two-thirds report alcohol use; nearly 20% of adolescents have used prescription medication such as stimulants and opioids without a prescription. Hospitalizations for prescription opioid overdoses among youth have greatly increased, and nearly 8% of adolescents report having used illicit substances such as heroin, cocaine, and MDMA.
Unveiling Bipolar Disorder in the Pediatric Population
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe majority of adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience the onset of symptoms before the age of twenty. However, bipolar disorder in the pediatric population is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The resulting diagnostic delays have been linked with a strongly negative impact on normal behavioral and social development and lead to poor adult outcomes.