PHM from Pittsburgh

Dr. Tony Tarchichi

Welcome to the first in a series of podcasts on pediatric hospital medicine. This series was created to keep the busy physician of today informed and up to date on some of the most important diagnoses and issues we face every day in the care of hospitalized children. There is free CME associated with this via the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After you have listened to the podcast just go to the link below, sign in and follow the directions, take the short quiz and get your free CME credit.

Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report
Jun 24 2022
Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report
This episode was made in partnership with the Newborn Medicine subcommitee of the American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Hospital Medicine.    Course: Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Karen M. Puopolo, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis - A Discussion of the Clinical Report. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the Clinical report on management of neonates born at 35 weeks or greater with suspected or proven early onset bacterial sepsis.Review the three assessment strategies for these infants and their strengths and weaknesses.Review lab testing and how to use it for this risk stratification ______________________________________________________ Released:  6/24/2022, Reviewed 6/24/2022, Expire: 6/24/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Coming soon Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Monkeypox...Yes....Monkeypox
Jun 21 2022
Monkeypox...Yes....Monkeypox
Course: Monkeypox....Yes.....Monkeypox Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Anita McElroy M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Monkeypox....Yes.....Monkeypox. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the virology of the Monkeypox virus.Review the current international outbreak of Monkeypox.Review diagnosis, testing and treatment of Monkeypox. ______________________________________________________ Released:  6/22/2022, Reviewed 6/22/2022, Expire: 6/23/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pediatric Eating Disorders - A Good Review
Jun 20 2022
Pediatric Eating Disorders - A Good Review
Course: Pediatric Eating Disorders - A Good Review Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Amanda Downey M.D.-  Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics & Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Pediatric Eating Disorders - A Good Review. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review epidemiology of eating disorders in Pediatrics.Review the Pathophysiology of eating disorders in pediatrics.Review admission criteria, inpatient treatment options, rate of complications and what those complications are and long term prognosis of pediatric eating disorders. ______________________________________________________ Released:  6/21/2022, Reviewed 6/21/2022, Expire: 6/22/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines
Jun 16 2022
Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines
Course: Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Allyson Larkin M.D.-  Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Review of Updated Asthma Guidelines. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review entire updated Asthma guidelines with a focus on inpatient pediatric care for the patient.Review when and for whom to use Inhaled corticosteroids as needed for asthma exacerbations.Review SMART therapy for asthma management. ______________________________________________________ Released:  6/1/2022, Reviewed 6/16/2022, Expire: 6/16/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Severe Hepatits due to Adenovirus? -What do we know?
May 19 2022
Severe Hepatits due to Adenovirus? -What do we know?
Course: Outbreak of Severe Hepatitis Due to Adenovirus? - What do we know? Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Michael Green MD, MPH -  Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Clinical and Translational Science, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director:James E Squires MD, MS- Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (james.squires2@chp.edu) This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Outbreak of Severe Hepatitis Due to Adenovirus? - What do we know?. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe the epidemiology of the outbreak of severe hepatitis in children.Define and describe the relationship with Adenovirus.Review workup and management of hepatitis. ______________________________________________________ Released:  5/19/2022, Reviewed 5/19/2022, Expire: 5/19/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MIS-C and the Heart
Feb 4 2022
MIS-C and the Heart
Course: MIS-C and the Heart Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Margalit Rosenkranz MD - Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology Course Director: Tyler Harris MD- Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is MIS-C and the Heart. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the epidemiology of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).Review the similarities and differences of MIS-C and Kawasaki disease.Review the evolution of treatment and current treatment of MIS-C. ______________________________________________________ Released:  2/4/2022, Reviewed 2/4/2022, Expire: 2/4/2023 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell
Nov 25 2021
Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell
Course: Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Jennifer Clarke MD - Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Child Advocacy center Course Director: Sara L. Gluzman, MS. Forensic Interviewer Lead. Child Advocacy Center. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Sexual Abuse in Children - Understanding What Helps Kids Tell. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review what prevents children from disclosing sexual abuse. Review what helps children tell about sexual abuse they suffered. Review how and why forensic interviewers are used to interview children who have believed to suffer from sexual abuse.   ______________________________________________________ Released:  11/24/2021, Reviewed 11/243/2021, Expire: 11/24/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Review of the NEW Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline
Oct 15 2021
Review of the NEW Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline
Course: Review of the New Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi MD  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Sanyukta Desai MD, MSc- Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine Course Director: Paul Aronson MD, MHS - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Review of the New Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old Guideline. As always there is free CME credit of up to 1.25 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the process of creating the AAP Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old guidelines.Review the changes made to the guidelines.Review the specific differences in workup between the three age groups the guidelines has divided febrile neonates under 60 days of life into. ______________________________________________________ Released:  10/14/2021, Reviewed 10/14/2021, Expire: 10/14/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (1.25)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Competency Based Time Variable Training......What Do These Words Mean?
Sep 8 2021
Competency Based Time Variable Training......What Do These Words Mean?
Course: Competency Based Time Variable Training....What Do These Words Mean? Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Course Director: Benjamin Kinnear M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Competency Based Time Variable Training....What Do These Words Mean? As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review how medical education training became time constant.Review and learn the concept of competency-based time variable training.Discuss potential pitfalls and concerns with transitioning US residency or fellowships to competency-based time variable training. ______________________________________________________ Released:  9/9/2021, Reviewed 9/9/2021, Expire: 9/9/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids
Aug 12 2021
Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids
Course: Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D., Ph.D - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director:  Armand Antommaria M.D., Ph.D - Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dept of Surgery and Pediatrics Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Ethics of COVID Vaccine in Kids. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: To review the COVID’s effect on children, specifically the morbidity and mortality.To review Beauchamp and Childress’s ethical principles.To discuss the what the ethical implications are with using or mandating the COVID vaccine in children, specifically children under 12 years old. ______________________________________________________ Released:  8/12/2021, Reviewed 8/12/2021, Expire: 8/12/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter?
Jul 24 2021
Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter?
Course: Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter? Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Why Does This Summer Feel Like Winter? As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the RSV trend in Australia during their recent summer.Review the current epidemiology of RSV and other winter viruses in the USA during this summer.Discuss the potential impact of having a busy RSV season this summer on normal virus seasonality. ______________________________________________________ Released:  7/24/2021, Reviewed 7/24/2021, Expire: 7/9242022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Drowning
Jul 24 2021
Drowning
Course: Drowning Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director: Benjamin Hoffman M.D. - Professor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Sciences University Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Drowning. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Discuss epidemiology of drowning by age.Discuss lack of epidemiological data on drowning.Discuss best prevention recommendations and advocacy recommendations to prevent drowning. ______________________________________________________ Released:  7/24/2021, Reviewed 7/24/2021, Expire: 7/9242022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit: Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old - They're Cold but are they Sicker?
Jul 9 2021
Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old - They're Cold but are they Sicker?
Course: Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old - They're Cold but are they Sicker? Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director: Andrew Nowalk M.D. - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Hypothermia in Infants Under 60 Days Old-They're Cold but are they Sicker?. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.75 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the current literature on infants under 60 days of life, outside of the newborn period, who present with hypothermia.Discuss the differences in definitions of hypothermia in the pediatric literature.Review what presenting symptoms make a patient with hypothermia more likely to have a serious bacterial infection, according to the current literature. ______________________________________________________ Released:  7/9/2021, Reviewed 7/9/2021, Expire: 7/9/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit:   Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.75)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects
Feb 25 2021
Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects
Course: Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects Course Director: Tony R Tarchichi M.D.  - Associate Professor in Dept of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Course Director: Cristin McDermott M.D. - Assistant Professor in Dept of Pediatrics and the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Disclosures: None This Podcast series was created for Pediatric Hospitalists or those healthcare professionals who take care of hospitalized children.  This episode is Pediatric Psychiatry - Patient De-Escalation and Pandemic Effects. As always there is free CME credit of up to 0.5 AMA category 1 for listening to this podcast and going to the Univ of Pitt site. See the link below.  ______________________________________________________ Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Review the types of Pediatric mental health admissions that have increased during the pandemic. Discuss how the pandemic can and has affected the mental health of children.Review de-escalation techniques for an agitated and/or aggressive inpatient pediatric psychiatric patient.  ______________________________________________________ Released:  2/24/2021, Reviewed 2/24/2021, Expire: 2/24/2022 If you are new to the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website (which is how you will get your CME credit), you will first need to create an account: Step 1. Create an Account If you have used the ISER website in the past, you can click on the link below and then log onto in order to complete the evaluation for this training: Step 2. To access the test for CME credit:   Accreditation Statement: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.