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Pediatric Assessment/Emergencies - 2024

Event Starts: 1/30/2024 9:00 AM

Event Ends: 1/30/2024 3:30 PM

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Pediatric Assessment/Emergencies

Pediatric Assessment/ Emergencies
virtual only

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT

Please Note:

We request that each participant participate from his/her own computer and use a webcam. This will allow you to participate in the breakout group discussions that are an important part of the learning experience.

Registration Deadline: January 9th

Missed the deadline? Click here to inquire if spots remain.


RWHC Member & Affiliate Member:
$175 per person

Non-RWHC Member:
$210 per person


Fee includes program materials.  

  0.6 CEUs


RWHC is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training (WISHET). RWHC designates this activity for up to 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals.


Cella Janisch-HartlineRN, BSN, PCC Professional Certified Coach, is the Nursing Leadership Senior Manager for Rural WI Health Cooperative (RWHC). Cella brings her experience from over 40 years in various rural healthcare leadership positions to her work as she combines her passion for nursing, leadership, coaching and teaching. Named the 2018 Outstanding Educator through the National Rural Health Association, she engages healthcare participants across the country with her humorous, action-oriented and compassionate approach., 608-644-3235

Misty Koeller

Misty Koeller, MS, RN, Nursing Clinical Development Educator, Misty has 19 years of nursing experience. She “grew up” in rural medicine, working in the Emergency Department, on Med Surg, and in Obstetrics. Along with being an RN, she has been the course director for classes such as Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics. She has also taught Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support. She tries not to take herself to seriously, and loves to have fun in a classroom!, 608-644-3232

Target Audience:

Nurses/healthcare providers that care for the pediatric population across the continuum of care

Program Description: 

It is imperative to recognize that pediatric patients are not little adults. This course is designed to review the anatomy and physiology considerations that differentiate the assessment of the pediatric patient from that of an adult. Within the assessment findings, children will demonstrate subtle clues that their condition is beginning to deteriorate requiring the healthcare provider to rapidly intervene before they decompensate. Throughout the day several pediatric emergencies will be reviewed along with describing priority interventions needed/required. Knowledge learned will be applied and integrated into several case studies.

Program Objectives: Participants will learn to:

  1. Recognize the anatomy and physiology that differentiates the assessment of the pediatric patient from that of the adult patient
  2. Identify subtle assessment findings that indicates that the child’s condition is beginning to deteriorate and that a rapid response is required
  3. Review pediatric emergency situations to include, but not limited to: respiratory distress vs. failure, abdominal pain, dehydration, shock, seizures, poisonings, diabetic ketoacidosis, psychiatric and trauma
  4. Prioritize nursing interventions to be implemented in various emergencies
  5. Engage in critical thinking/incorporating the knowledge learned through case studies

Visit the RWHC Clinical Education Series web page to view all our class offerings.