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  • DOMAIN: Intervention; 1.5 PDU's - Engaging in difficult conversations is not solely about having the “right” words; it’s about how compassion, perspective, and words work together to create meaningful conversations.

  • This webinar will discuss tactics and virtual programming ideas created by the entire team at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – Mission Bay. We will share our ideas, what worked and didn’t work in regards to virtual programming and socialization opportunities for patients and families during COVID 19. Suggested Domain: Intervention

  • ​This presentation will outline research conducted from analyzing 3.8 million online interactions about illness from pediatric patients. SUGGESTED DOMAIN: Intervention

  • Not so far in the future, in lieu of popping a pill, clinicians might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to ease aches and pains. Cardiologists might offer scenic tours of Icelandic fjords to lower blood pressure, instead of doubling up on drugs. Hospitals might immerse children in fantastical play lands while they receive chemotherapy or undergo frightening medical tests. It’s all starting to happen now because of virtual reality (VR). For decades, scientists in elite universities have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to acute stress. Over 3000 studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to block pain, calm nerves and boost mental health without drugs and their unwanted side effects. But the technology has been too expensive, unreliable and unwieldy for the research to translate beyond the pages of academic journals and doctoral dissertations… until now. Explosive advances in delivering low-cost, portable and high-quality VR to the masses has spawned a field called Medical VR. In this lecture, Dr. Spiegel will describe frontline stories of using VR in over 3000 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and will review his lab’s latest clinical research, including a recent randomized controlled trial testing VR in the hospital setting. The lecture will also review their new research using VR for blood pressure management, opioid reduction, and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai. Two lucky registrants of this webinar will win free conference registrations to the 2019 Conference on Virtual Medicine. To learn more about this conference, please visit Recording date: 2019

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/23/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Certified Child Life Specialists, Occupational Therapists, and Registered Nurses, each possess expertise and individual scopes of practice in the education and encouragement of bowel and bladder self-management. Using a collaborative approach, this webinar will outline specific practice guidelines, demonstrate the importance, and explore the challenges of bowel and bladder self-management. Additionally, it will utilize case studies referencing inpatient admissions in an urban pediatric rehabilitation hospital to illustrate these objectives. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • This presentation describes a hospital program that creates an opportunity for pediatric patients and their families to receive consistent emotional support during extended or recurring hospitalization. The program introduces a qualified, trained, and committed college student volunteer base to provide fun, friendship, and support to children and their families.

  • The Child Life and Anesthesia departments at this hospital collaborated to develop and evaluate a new mobile application, that offers preoperative psychological preparation through virtual reality (VR). The authors demonstrated that VR is a valid and acceptable form of preparing children for the operating room experience. Participants are invited to download the app for use in their clinical tool kit.

  • When a child is hospitalized due to illness or injury the entire family is affected including the patient’s siblings. This hospital implemented a sibling program for siblings of chronically ill patients to promote increased sibling engagement, parent education, and sibling presence to optimize sibling coping from afar. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.5 PDUs

  • We will identify the importance of including children at end-of-life in multiple settings based on current research and understanding of developmental stages, as well as an awareness of the common myths surrounding children and death. We will then discuss 3 case studies involving children's presence at end-of-life in 3 different settings. We will address ways to advocate for families with the multidisciplinary team. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • Read this Focus article and earn .5 PDUs. This is a free resource for members and $15 for non-members. Once you've read the article, you will need to complete your quiz in order to access the certificate of completion through the professional development platform. Participants should maintain a copy of their certificate of attendance for their records. Suggested Domain: Intervention