The 2014–2015 Pediatric Grand Rounds Series information is below.

  • Watch Live for Credit

    Primary Children’s Hospital offers credit for watching Pediatric Grand Rounds live from any computer.

    To Claim Credit
    To receive one hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for viewing the live broadcast, please fill out the certification form attached to this document and email or fax it to the Primary Children’s Hospital CME Office by 5 pm on the day of the broadcast. Pediatric Grand Rounds is normally held every Thursday from 8-9 am. Due to requirements of the ACCME for enduring materials, we will not give credit for watching archived broadcasts of Pediatric Grand Rounds.
    While Primary Children’s strives to provide the best product possible through our videostreaming and teleconference options, the limitations of equipment, software, bandwidth, and presenter slides all bear a factor in the quality of the production. The Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations should not be compared to television or high-definition broadcasts.
  • September 2014

    September, 11: State of the Department of Pediatrics

    Edward B. Clark, MD
    Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor
    Chair, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer
    Primary Children’s Hospital


    • Discuss the exciting accomplishments in the Department of Pediatrics
    • Review achievements and recognize our colleagues for outstanding performance
    • Describe what is in store for the year ahead
    September, 18: Improving Appendicitis Care

    David E. Skarda, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Pediatric Surgery
    University of Utah Department of Surgery
    Primary Children’s Hospital


    • Identify opportunities where reducing variability can improve outcomes and increase value
    • List the characteristics of a successful process improvement project
    September, 25: Canceled
    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
  • October 2014

    October 2: How Primary Children's Hospital Will Succeed in the New Healthcare Environment: Our Five Year Strategic Plan

    Erin Donnelly, MHA
    Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development
    Primary Children's Hospital


    • Familiarize the audience with the major environmental factors and trends affecting the "business" of pediatrics and children's hospitals (locally, nationally and in the Intermountain West)
    • Provide detail on the six key strategies Primary Children's is undertaking to remain a thriving community asset, now and for decades to come
    October 9: Critical Congenital Heart Defects Screening
    Nelangi Pinto, MD
    Associate Professor
    Fetal Echocardiography
    Pediatric Cardiology
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Harper Randall, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director
    Division of Health and Family Preparedness
    • Describe the rationale for screening for critical congenital heart disease
    • Identify the critical congenital heart disease screening protocol and know what to do when a newborn fails the screening
    October 16: Global Health Projects

    Presented by Pediatric Residents


    • Describe educational and research opportunities for UU residents during global rotations
    • Present projects completed by residents
    • Discuss the future of Global Health education at the University of Utah
    October 23: Where's the Evidence That Religious/Spiritual Care Makes Any Real Difference to Patients and Families?
    David Pascoe, MA
    Primary Children's Hospital
    • Review evidence that demonstrates attention to patients' R/S needs is associated with better health outcomes and greater patient satisfaction
    • Learn simple ways for caregivers to discover the importance of patients' R/S needs to their medical plan of care
    October 30: Effective Data Integration for Retail Health Clinics and the Impact on Patient Access
    James Murray, MS
    Vice President, Information Technology
    MinuteClinic at CVS Caremark
    • Describe the retail health clinic model/history and  the clinical collaborations in place between MinuteClinic and integrated delivery networks across the county
    • Illustrate the value of data integration in the retail health setting and the impact on patient care in the areas of value, access, and patient engagement
  • November 2014

    November 6: Children: The Overlooked Casualties of the War in Afghanistan
    Stephen J. Fenton, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor, Surgery
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Recognize the perils faced by Afghan children during the war in Afghanistan
    • Identify injuries that can be sustained by children in a combat zone
    November 13: Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: Current Approaches to Evaluation and Management
    Dr. Marv and Beth Rallison Lectureship in Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Steven G. Waguespack, MD
    Professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
    Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care
    Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Review the thyroid physical examination
    • Explain the evaluation of pediatric thyroid neoplasia
    • Review current management strategies of pediatric thyroid carcinoma
    November 20: Internet Safety: A Physical and Mental Health Issue
    Sariah Donnahoo, MSW, CSW
    Education Specialist  Investigations
    • Describe the latest information regarding the multitude of ways children can and are accessing media and information
    • Evaluate how exposure to certain material or social interactions via technology
    November 27: Canceled
    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Primary Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Primary Children's Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit

    Primary Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Unless otherwise indicated, neither Pediatric Education Services nor the presenters at Pediatric Grand Rounds have any relationship with commercial products or services discussed.

    Jointly sponsored by Pediatric Education Services at Primary Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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