Through Video Grand Rounds, Pedspal and Cook Children's University provide busy physicians an opportunity to receive continuing medical education on a variety of healthcare topics when and where it is convenient.

These educational offerings provide an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive CME credit at the same time.

To receive CME credit:

  1. Select a topic
  2. If the topic was released after July 1, 2012, take the pretest. If the topic was released prior to July 1, 2012, proceed to #3.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. If the topic was released after July 1, 2012, take the posttest/evaluation. You may retake the posttest until a score of 80% is achieved. If the topic was released prior to July 1, 2012, complete the evaluation and submit it by fax, email, or postal service as indicated on the bottom of the evaluation form.
  5. A CME certificate will be emailed within 2 weeks of receipt of the posttest/evaluation or evaluation form.



ANESTHESIOLOGY: Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia Outside the O.R. Dr. Gavin Fine addresses administration of sedation and analgesia outside the operating room.
CARDIOLOGY: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Wayne Franklin, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine, addresses the epidemiology, management, and transition of care for congenital heart disease in adult patients.
CARDIOLOGY: Critical Congenital Heart Disease Dr. Deborah Schutte addresses commonly missed CHD when newborns are discharged in less than 48 hours and how to prevent missing the diagnosis.
CARDIOLOGY: EKG Screening for Use of Stimulant Drugs in ADHD Dr. Paul Gillette addresses drug arrhythmias associated with ADHD drugs and the results of Cook Children's data from EKG screening.
CARDIOLOGY: Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Dr. Matthew Dzurik discusses the epidemiology, etiologies, ion channelopathies, and recommendations for pre-participation screening of sudden cardiac death.
CARDIOLOGY: The BP is High...Now What? Dr. Daniel Feig, from Texas Children's, addresses the importance of hypertension screening in children, diagnosis, management, and the latest research on pediatric hypertension.
DERMATOLOGY: Atopic and Contact Dermatitis Dr. Fred Ghali addresses the diagnosis and treatment of atopic and contact dermatits in children.
EMERGENCY: Pediatric Trauma Crush Injuries Dr. Ronna Miller from UT Southwestern addresses common risk factors, the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of crush-related pediatric injuries.
ENDOCRINOLOGY: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Therapy in Children Dr. Joel Steelman addresses the pathophysiology, current treatment and care after resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis.
ENDOCRINOLOGY: Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorders and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, from the Eating Recovery Center in Denver, addresses the criteria, epidemiology, morbidity, increased mortality, and treatment for the dual diagnosis of ED and DMT1.
ENDOCRINOLOGY: Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Risk in Youth Dr. Don Wilson, a pediatric endocrinologist from Cook Children’s, discusses common risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in youth and the role of the primary care doctor in screening and treatment.
ETHICS: Abusive Head Trauma Recognition and Prevention in the Clinical Setting Jamye Coffman, MD, Donna Wright, RN, MSN,CPNP-PC, and Lorie Palacios, LBSW address Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Period of Purple Crying.
ETHICS: Adverse Childhood Experiences Dr. Ellen Taliaferro addresses adverse childhood experiences from the ACE Study and the impact on family violence.
ETHICS: Child Abuse Pediatrics--What's New? Dr. Jamye Coffman addresses the new child abuse subspecialty, services provided, and indications for referral.
ETHICS: Effective Teamwork and Communication Dr. Michael Leonard from Pascal Metrics in Washington, DC, addresses the human factor and critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in delivering safe care.
ETHICS: Health Literacy Update Dr. Joann Sanders addresses the progress Cook Children's has made in rectifying health literacy concerns when communicating with our patients and their families.
ETHICS: How to Protect Your Patients from Medical Mistakes Mr. John Nance, JD, addresses the power of relationships and collegial interactive teams in protecting patients from medical mistakes.
ETHICS: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Use Among High-Risk Children Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli, from UNTHSC school of Public Health, addresses factors influencing HPV immunization in Tarrant County.
ETHICS: International Medical Missions A pediatric physician panel addresses the need for international pediatric training given the medical plight of impoverished and orphaned children in third-world countries.
ETHICS: It Takes a Village to Raise a Hypoplast Dr. Richard Chernelli addresses the research and care for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
ETHICS: Recognition, Reporting, and Response to Child Abuse Sophia Grant, MD, addresses the importance of early recognition and reporting of suspected child abuse and the goal of CPS to keep families intact.
ETHICS: Survivor's Grief Dr. Norman Fried, from Winthrop University in New York, addresses appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication between healthcare providers when interacting with survivors.
ETHICS: The Needs of Children and Families at End of Life Dr. Barbara Jones addresses the needs of children and families at end of life.
ETHICS: The Physician's Role in an Ethics Team Consult Dr. Ann Miller addresses the critical importance of physicians serving on an ethics team consult.
ETHICS: Traumatic Stress Reactions Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams addresses the prevalence, presentation, research, and treatment strategies for children with post traumatic stress disorder.
GENERAL: Autoinflammatory Diseases Dr. Lynn Punaro from UT Southwestern addresses the manifestations, management and mechanisms of autoinflammatory diseases.
GENERAL: Breastfeeding in Tarrant County Dr. Erin Hamilton Spence from Pediatrix addresses reliable breastfeeding data, the influence of nursery care policies, and efforts to improve breastfeeding in Tarrant County.
GENERAL: Caring for Children with Hearing Impairments Dr. Paul Bauer and a panel of parents whose children are hearing impaired address disparities in care, advances in treatment, and resources available to assist families and children with hearing loss.
GENERAL: Obese Youth - Psychosocial Comorbidities Dr. Ward-Begnoche addresses the comorbid mood and behavior disorders associated with pediatric/adolescent obesity.
GENERAL: Pediatric Drug Development Dr. Slade addresses the research process in pediatric drug development.
GENERAL: Please Don't Make Me Go: School Refusal Dr. Christine Banner and Dr. Barbara Johnson address the treatment of children and adolescents who refuse to attend school.
GENERAL: Preventing Traumatic Childhood Injuries Dana Walraven addresses the new Texas Child Occupant laws, providing statistics and policies from Cook Children's to demonstrate our commitment to community training.
GENERAL: Research Presentations on Leukemia and Pertussis Dr. Paul Bowman presents data from Cook Children's Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia research study and Joyce Hood presents data from Hospital-Acquired Pertussis Among Newborns circa 2004 Texas research study.
GENERAL: Roughing it - Medical Care in the Wilderness Dr. Tom Black addresses prevention, management, and safety concerns of common medical injuries and illnesses encountered in a wilderness setting.
GENERAL: Sepsis Syndrome Dr. Jay Duncan addresses factors, complexities, and treatment for sepsis syndrome in children.
GENERAL: Transport Emergencies Dr. Daniel Guzman addresses the logistics of a pediatric transport system and Cook Children's performance utilizing case histories to illustrate interesting and challenging events.
GENERAL: Update on Newborn Screening Dr. Alice Basinger addresses the implications of expanded newborn screening, false positive and negative test results, and resources available after confirming a positive screen.
GENETICS: Recognition of Primary Immune Deficiency in Infants Younger than 6 Months Dr. Herbert Slade addresses newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency and criteria for referral and emergency care.
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY: Care of the AYA Oncology Patient in the PICU Dr. Jay Duncan, intensivist at Cook Children's, discusses how the care of adolescent and young adult oncology patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit differs from that of the pediatric patient.
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY: Childhood Brain Tumors Dr. Jeff Murray addresses the current era of diagnostics, molecular profiling and therapeutics for childhood brain tumors.
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY: Protons vs Cancer in the Modern Era Drs. Lee, Mahajan, and Grosshans from MD Anderson Cancer Center address the risks and benefits of proton therapy for pediatric cancer patients.
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study- Defining Risks Dr. Greg Armstrong addresses the need and methodology of forming a survivor cohort while enumerating the risks and chronic health conditions facing childhood cancer survivors.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Epidemic HPV & HPV-Mediated Cancers Dr. Jerry Barker addresses key clinical characteristics of HPV, the unfolding epidemic, and strategies to combat it.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES: The Emerging 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Epidemic Dr. Donald Murphey addresses the current prevalence, incidence, and treatment options for the swine flu.
NEONATOLOGY: Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants with BPD Dr. Nicholas Porta from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, addresses the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to treating pulmonary hypertension in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
NEONATOLOGY: Recent Advances in the Care of Extremely Preterm Infants Several neonatologists address respiratory distress syndrome, the impact of an all human milk diet, and Avastin therapy for severe ROP.
NEPHROLOGY: Prenatal Hydronephrosis Dr. Jonathan Kaye addresses the incidence, treatment, comorbidities, and use of pharmacotherapy in prenatal hydronephrosis.
NEUROLOGY: Childhood Brain Tumors Dr. Susan Blaney and Dr. Murali Chintagumpala, from Texas Children's in Houston, address the importance of multidisciplinary care in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
NEUROLOGY: Neurofibromatosis A panel of Cook Children's physicians addresses the multidisciplinary care paradigm of treating pediatric neurofibromatosis.
NEUROLOGY: What is Magnetoencephalography? Dr. Mark McManis addresses the new MEG technology and its application in pediatrics.
OPTHALMOLOGY: What's New in Infant Eye Care Dr. Michael Hunt addresses the diagnosis and treatment for periocular hamangiomas and retinopathy of prematurity.
PSYCHIATRY: Update on Psychopharmacology in Treatment of ADHD Dr. Shanti Nagireddy addresses comorbidities, treatment, and recent advances in the pharmocotherapy of ADHD with stimulant and non-stimulant medications.
PULMONARY: Cystic Fibrosis and Texas CF Newborn Screening Dr. John Saito addresses the importance of early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and implementation of newborn screening for this congenital disease.
RHEUMATOLOGY: Pediatric Rheumatology in the Trenches Dr. Maria Perez addresses clinical signs, nomenclature, and confirmation through lab studies in diagnosing pediatric rheumatology.
SAFETY: Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections Dr. Robert Ursprung and Suzanne Frey, BSN, RN, address the patient safety issues associated with catheter associated blood stream infections.
SURGERY: Being Keen on the Spleen Dr. George Buchanan addresses indications and complications of pediatric splenectomy.
SURGERY: Pediatric Robotic Surgery Dr. Rick Jackson addresses the benefits and application of robotic surgery in the pediatric patient population.


This is an educational program designed to present scientific information and opinion to health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation. It does not provide advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual case. It is not intended for use by the layman. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Cook Children's Health Care System. Mention of products or services does not constitute endorsement.

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