Continuing Education Resources
Goals, objectives, activities and outcomes associated with an Advocacy Curriculum developed jointly by the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers nationwide.
American Lung Association
This web site offers easy access to state chapters and free fact sheets.
Assessing the Home Environment for Home Care Equipment
A check-list for health care providers
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.
"The Care of the Child with a Chronic Tracheostomy"
Cross 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:
Social Workers: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/pda/online/cc-cases.htm
Respiratory Therapists: http://www.aarc.org/education/cross_cultural/
Registration is required if CE credit is desired.
The General Pediatrician's view of the Internet
The 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.
Knowledge 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.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Nutrition 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.
A 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.
The Role Of The Nurse In Family Education
By Janet Johnston, RN, CRNP, AE-C
Former Nursing Faculty, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pediatric Pulmonary Center
The 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.
Sowing the Seeds of Health: A Program for Latinas
A guide to working with Latino patients in Alabama, produced by the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
The Durable Medical Equipment Vendor
A selection check-list for referral makers
University 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.