Monmouth University Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies Center for Professional Development in Nursing and Health will present a program for nurses on Pediatric Emergency Care – School Age Children on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5 to 9 p.m., in Magill Commons, rooms 107 and 108. 

This program will provide 3.5 contact hours for nurses. The Center for Professional Development in Nursing and Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Provider number: P242-4/09-12. 

Children are not just small adults and the practice of pediatric emergency medicine presents unique challenges. Dr. Todd A. Mastrovitch, instructor of emergency medicine in clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, will present an overview of conditions that require urgent care including guidelines for assessment and intervention. An emphasis will be on cases that should not be missed and how to identify the sick child in the health office or waiting room. 

Topics will include: pediatric systems review, pediatric assessment triangle, and the diagnosis and treatment of common problems observed in the emergency care setting. 

For more information call 732-571-3443.