Abdominal Pain

Currently, there is no standardized graduate education or certification program for APNs or PAs focusing on Pediatric Hospital Medicine. APPs graduate their educational programs with a wide range of clinical experiences and variation in the quality of their training. APPs require “on the Job” training to build competency.  There are published recommended competencies in pediatric hospital medicine for physicians in training by currently there are no corresponding recommendations for training APPs.

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers in Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Review the epidemiology, risk factors and presenting symptoms of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain in children
  • Recognize the pattern of symptoms consistent with functional abdominal pain
  • Identify red flags that should prompt further diagnostic testing or evaluation in children presenting with abdominal pain
  • Develop confidence in counseling patients and families on the evaluation and treatment of common causes of abdominal pain
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Linda Caples
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4900
Email: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 4.00 NP Contact Hours
Course opens: 
10/31/2018
Course expires: 
10/31/2020
Cost:
$0.00

Anika Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


James McCarthy, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 4.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hour of pharmacology).

Claimed Credit - Learners should claim credit only for the portion of the program they attended and successfully completed.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 4.00 NP Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/31/2018
Course expires: 
10/31/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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