Psychopharmacology and Behavioral/Mental Health CE

PNCB Continuing Education

PNCB Behavioral & Mental Health CE

Explore 35 hours of continuing education available now to support your learning and your patients. Some modules are free. Certification is not required to learn with PNCB. 

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Pediatric Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Access to behavioral healthcare for children and teens is at a crisis point in the US, and primary care providers are increasingly addressing these concerns due to decreased or delayed access to specialists. Use this module to explore existing frameworks of integrated behavioral health, the Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) role in facilitating this care, and an introduction to charting elements that support coding for reimbursement when providing this care. Free, 0.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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The Child in Room 302: Addressing Inpatient Needs for Children with ASD
A shift has begun with the child in Room 302, a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We all know that children with ASD have the same medical needs as children without developmental or behavioral disabilities and may at times require hospitalization for comorbid medical conditions. But is the hospital ready to provide optimal inpatient care for this child? Learn from a case-based article about gaps in care and how it takes a family-centered, team-based approach to care for the whole child. Also included is a list of resources for pediatric healthcare professionals who provide care for children with ASD. $10, 1.0 contact hour. Learn more > 

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The Child in Room 4: ACEs: Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatrics
Another sports physical is waiting in Room 4 of your clinic. Sophie's mom signed her up for a soccer club to take her six-year-old's mind off an upcoming divorce. Plus, Sophie's had tummy aches, been crying more, and withdrawing from favorite activities. Things are obviously piling up for Sophie, and you recognize the signs of potential trauma. Get an overview on all types of Adverse Childhood Experiences and fortify your daily practice with this this article-based module on trauma-informed care. 2.0 contact hours. Learn more >

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Pediatric Updates: Pharmacology: Abused and Controlled Substances
From neonates to teens, from primary to acute care, this module explores a variety of abused and controlled substances to benefit APRN learning and support patients and families. You’ll learn about a wide range of topics, including neonatal abstinence syndrome, opioids, cannabis, and hallucinogen use disorders, stimulant abuse, inhalants, poisoning, and more. $85, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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Implementing Bully Victimization Screening
If one in five students in the US are experiencing bullying, you’re probably seeing at least two per day in your practice. We all know bullying has a profound influence on development and health, but how can providers improve their surveillance and support for these children? Learn how one pediatric developmental and behavioral clinic redesigned their screening methods to better identify bully victimization and intervene on behalf of these children. Free, 1.25 contact hours. Learn more >

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The Effects of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
The effects of racism on pediatric health can last a lifetime. How can nursing professionals prevent or minimize its devastating effects on child and adolescent physical and mental wellbeing? Now more than ever, caring inclusively and for the whole patient is critically important so that all children and adolescents receive optimal, accessible, and equitable care. Use this free CE module to deepen your understanding of racism’s effects, strengthen the care you provide, and connect families and colleagues with resources to make a difference. Free, 1.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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Pediatric Updates: Primary Care: Developmental and Behavioral Essentials
Grow or validate your knowledge through book-based exploration of common developmental and behavioral concerns seen in primary care with the first of two modules in this arena. You’ll test your knowledge on a variety of topics like parental guidance, screening, interpreting results, making comprehensive diagnoses, and managing disorders. Referrals, care coordination, and providing family support are also addressed. It is not required that you complete the companion module. The reference material for this module is the textbook, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2nd Edition, sold separately by AAP. It is not included with this reduced-price module, however, you receive a discount on the textbook’s AAP non-member price. $45, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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Primary Care: Developmental and Behavioral Disorders and Treatments
ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and more: start or continue your book-based exploration of developmental and behavioral concerns seen in primary care with the second of two modules in this arena. It is not required that you complete the companion module. The reference material for this module is the textbook, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2nd Edition, sold separately by AAP. It is not included with this reduced-price module, however, you receive a discount on the textbook’s AAP non-member price. $45, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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Teen and Intimate Partner Violence Screening
Nurses and nurse practitioners are in a unique position to make positive change through Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) screenings. Use this module to increase your knowledge about appropriate tools and interventions to promote safety for children and families. A special focus on teen dating violence is included. Free, 1.25 contact hours. Learn more >

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Coming soon! Our next edition of Pediatric Updates: Psychopharmacology launches fall 2021. $85, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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Tyree Smith, CPNP-AC Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Ruchoma Domosh, CPN Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune City, NJ
Susan Gardella, CPNP-PC Maryland Responds Baltimore, MD
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