Continuing Education : Pediatric Pulmonology

PPC: Advocacy Curriculum LogoAdvocacy Curriculum
Goals, objectives, activities and outcomes associated with an Advocacy Curriculum developed jointly by the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers nationwide.
PPC: Amer Lung Assoc LogoAmerican Lung Association
This web site offers easy access to state chapters and free fact sheets.
PPC: Bright Futures logoBright Futures
A national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
PPC: Building Skills LogoBuilding Skills to Provide Quality Health Care
Case Studies of Children with Special Health Care Needs
These case studies of children with special health care needs are designed to build the skills necessary to provide quality health care…skills in cultural self-awareness, individual leadership, advocacy for children with special health care needs, transitions, adherence, and communication (especially when it comes to working with interpreters). These case studies are free of charge and self-paced. Nursing continuing education units can be obtained by accessing the case studies through this link:.
PPC: ATS American Thoracic“The Care of the Child with a Chronic Tracheostomy”
This on-line continuing education module is based on the article printed in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, January 2000, 161, pg 297-308. The information is also available on a CD-ROM containing a presentation with speaker notes to aid future presenters and facilitate dissemination of this information to health care providers. It also contains handouts which can be printed directly from the CD-ROM. It is geared towards health professionals and students from a variety of health-related disciplines, including physicians. No CMEs are offered either through the CD or the online tutorial. For a copy of the CD-ROM, contact Janet Johnston at or by calling (205) 939-9583.
PPC: PPC Centers Blue LogoCross Cultural Health Care Case Studies
This unique, interactive self-study program consists of a series of five tutorials in cultural competence, aimed at familiarizing health care providers with common issues that arise while working with people of diverse cultures. Each tutorial consists of a home page to introduce the topic and define concepts, a case story to illustrate the topic, a multimedia lecture about the topic, and a series of learning activities to engage the learner in applying the concepts to the case story. The Cross Cultural Health Care- Case Studies were developed collaboratively by the seven Pediatric Pulmonary Centers.Please click here to access the tutorials in a new window.

If you are interested in receiving continuing education for completing these modules they can be accessed, for a small fee, through the following sites:

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Registration is required if CE credit is desired.

PPC: Gen'l LogoGeneral Pediatrics
The General Pediatrician’s view of the Internet
PPC: MCH Library LogoKnowledge Paths on Maternal and Child Health-Related Topics
An index of recent and up-to-date knowledge paths, each containing links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups, and citations for journal articles and other print resources. Designed for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research.
PPC: HRSA LogoThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Information Center
Order, free of charge, publications and materials developed by HRSA Bureaus and Offices. The Web site also features information on resources that may interest you, including organizations, news sources, and current HRSA initiatives.
PPC: Nat'l Guidelines Cl LogoThe National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
PPC: PacWestMCHNutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Self-Study Curriculum
A computer-based continuing education program for Registered Dietitians and other health care providers made up of 6 comprehensive modules. Each module includes practical examples of evidenced-based practice, is followed by a reference and resource list, and is approved for 1 hour of CPE from the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Karen DixonA Parent’s Perspective on Family-Centered Care: Improved Medical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
A Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds Presentation jointly sponsored by the UAB Pediatric Pulmonary Center and the UAB Division of Continuing Medical Education.
PPC: PPC at UAB LogoThe Role Of The Nurse In Family Education
By Janet Johnston, RN, CRNP, AE-C
Nursing Faculty, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pediatric Pulmonary Center
PPC: Science of Sex and GenderThe Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health
The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health Online Course Website was developed collaboratively by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health. This free, self-paced, course was designed to help students, educators, health professionals, and researchers gain a basic scientific understanding of the major physiological differences between the sexes; the influences these differences have on illness and health outcomes; and the implications for policy, medical research, and health care. Continuing education credit is available.
PPC: Wisconsin SON LogoUniversity of Wisconsin SON Offers CEUs
The University of Wisconsin School of Nursing offers a variety of online continuing education courses for nurses, some free of charge. Click here for a listing of available topics.
If you need help when caring for a patient of a culture different than yours, just WHISSL! This web-based project, developed by the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Allied Health Services, provides free access to global video-based case studies to help caregivers learn about patients from other cultures and countries.
PPC: PPC at UAB LogoThe Durable Medical Equipment Vendor
A selection check-list for referal makers
PPC: PPC at UAB LogoAssessing the Home Environment for Home Care Equipment
A check-list for health care providers



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