Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication


The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8 nursing contact hours.

Needs Statement

The majority of children presenting for medical attention in emergency departments are seen at hospitals that do not have Pediatric Emergency Medicine trained providers. Management of the acutely ill or injured child in the emergency setting, in many ways, differs from that of adults. The desired outcome is to provide optimal care to acutely ill and injured children in our state and region. 


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify patterns of pediatric sexual abuse and determine best strategies for reporting and management.
2. Explain recent changes to pediatric sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and management.
3. Review pediatric shock and early resuscitation strategies.
4. Describe the presentation, diagnostic approach, and management of children presenting with abdominal pain.
5. Discuss complications of pediatric COVID infection, including Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and post-vaccine myocarditis
6. Review the approach to management of pediatric foreign bodies.
7. Outline the differential diagnosis and management strategies for pediatric altered mental status.
8. Discuss how to implement pediatric simulation opportunities in your care setting.

Target Audience

Emergency Medicine physicians, clinicians, advanced practice providers, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, and anyone in a position to care for children in an acute care setting are encouraged to attend. 

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.