AH Webinar 3


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Step 1 - Review ABP Activity Profile

Sponsor(s): American Academy of Pediatrics – Ohio Chapter

Title: AH Webinar 3 – “Owning It”:  Preparing Adolescents and Families for Transitioning to Adult Care

Description: This one-hour webinar with assigned pre-reading provides strategies for primary care providers to improve service delivery to adolescent patients.  Evidence informed strategies are reviewed to assist providers in better engaging adolescents in care.  Additionally, “special” situations related to assisting adolescents as they transition to adult care are reviewed.

Completion Criteria: Once you begin the assessment, you have until the end of the calendar year to complete it, but are not required to complete it in one sitting. Please note: answers may not save when exiting an incomplete assessment; if concerned about ability to return, we recommend that you keep a list of the answers that your provided to enter later should your answers not save. You must answer all of the items AND answer 80% of them correctly in order to receive credit for this assessment.

Credit Assignment Criteria: Upon completion of the activity, you will be required to enter your American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Diplomate number*, state and birthdate (MM/DD). Your ABP Diplomate number can be found in your ABP online profile. If you are unable to locate this number, you may look it up by clicking here or please contact the American Board of Pediatrics [Telephone: (919) 929-0461, Business Hours: (8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET Monday – Friday), E-mail: abpeds@abpeds.org].

*Please note that your American Academy of Pediatrics member ID number is not accepted for MOC Part II credit reporting.

Please allow up to 7 business days for MOC Part II and CME credit to be accessible in your ABP Diplomate Profile.

Your credit will be entered into the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), this system will transfer your credit into your ABP profile. 

Activity Contact: Elizabeth Dawson, Phone Number: 614-846-6258, edawson@ohioaap.org

MOC Credit Approval Period: May 22, 2018 – May 21, 2019

MOC Type/Value: Part 2 – 3 Points

CME Available: Yes

Specialty: General Pediatrics; Adolescent Health

Step 2 - Review Enduring CME Information

2018 MOC Part II Self-Assessment – AH Webinar 3

This course will address improving engagement of adolescents in care.

Target Audience: Primary Care providers who deliver healthcare to adolescents 

Objectives: Following completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe why transition of care impacts the health care of patients
  • List the benefits of an effective transition
  • Implement tools to facilitate patient transition
  • Identify the six steps of transition described by Gottransition.org


Needs Assessment/Gap: 

Adolescence is a time of rapid development and change – physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. During this time, well-care visits decline rapidly. Only 69% of adolescents age 12-19 reported having a primary care visit during the past year and Medicaid claims data suggests that only 39% of Ohio adolescents had an annual comprehensive well visit in the past year.

In addition, adolescents are more likely to engage in activities that risk their overall health, including alcohol and drug use, unprotected sex, poor eating and exercise or physically-endangering behaviors. Furthermore, many mental health conditions – such as depression and anxiety —  often first manifest during these adolescent years.  Three out of four adolescents 12-19 years of age report engaging in at least one risk behavior. The CDC reports 16% of high school students have seriously considered suicide. 88% of adult daily smokers began smoking before they were 18 years old.

To address these trends and the unique needs of adolescents, the Ohio AAP will adapt materials from “Paving the Road to Good Health – Strategies for Increasing Medicaid Adolescent Well-Care Visits”  and Bright Futures to employ evidence-based strategies in educational and practice transformation webinars.

Accreditation Statement:

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Ohio AAP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 3 MOC point(s) in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Faculty List:

  1. James Fitzgibbon, MD, FAAP
  1. David Banas, MD, FAAFP

Disclosure: It is the policy of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. This information is used to plan future activities.

The following faculty have no financial relationships other than listed above with commercial interests relevant to the content of this activity:

  • Michele Dritz, MD, FAAP
  • James Fitzgibbon, MD, FAAP
  • David Banas, MD, FAAFP

The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, and CME committee reviewers other than listed above do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label Disclosure: This educational activity does not contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product. 

Medium & Education Instructions for Internet/On-Demand Learning:

Please allow for one hour to review the video and answer the questions.

You must answer all of the items AND answer 80% correctly in order to receive credit for this assessment.

Dates of original release, most recent review or update, and termination date:  

  • Release Date: May 22, 2018
  • Expiration Date: May 21, 2019 

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: There is no financial support to acknowledge for this activity.

CME Credit for this activity is available as a member benefit for individuals who are current members of the Ohio AAP. Individuals who are not current Ohio AAP Members will be asked to join the Chapter, or pay a $15 CME Administration Fee. Additional information will be provided on the confirmation page after completing this activity, as well as in the follow-up email that will be sent to you.

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Step 3 - Review Self-Assessment Instructions

You will have two chances to correctly answer each question. Please be aware that by clicking on the circle to the left of your desired response, you are submitting that response to be graded by the system. If you are not prepared to have your response to a particular question submitted to the system, do not select any of the answers.

If you fail to answer the question correctly on your first attempt, you will be given the link to the reference where additional information can be found on that particular question. Clicking on the link will open this resource in a new window/tab. When you are ready to provide your second response to the question, please select the “Retry” button, and then proceed to select the answer that you believe is correct.

Following a correct response or your second response to a question, whichever comes first, you will select the “Next” button to advance to the next question. You can review previous questions by selecting the “Previous” button, however you will be unable to modify your answer if you have already provided 2 responses to that particular question.

This activity consists of 10 questions; successful completion will result in earning 3 Point(s) of ABP MOC Part II Credit.

Step 4 - Launch and Complete Assessment

After watching the video, click the button “Start Quiz” to complete the post-quiz.

Please be advised that once you begin the quiz questions, you cannot save your progress. Do not close your browser, as your work will be lost.

If you do not achieve a score of 80% or higher, you have the option to re-test by going back to this page. Please feel free to send any questions/comments/concerns to Elizabeth Dawson.


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Ohio AAP Offers Water Safety Tips After Spike in Child Drownings

The Columbus area has seen a spike in drownings this summer. On June 5, a three year-old boy was critically hurt after nearly drowning in his backyard pool. Three children, all age 4, drowned the weekend prior.

watersafety(Source: Columbus Dispatch)

Research shows 2/3rd of drowning deaths in children under the age of 15 occur between May and August, with the majority occurring on Saturdays and Sundays. The highest drowning rates of any age group occur in children ages 1-4 years and most happen in residential pools.

Parents should remember these tips to keep their families safe during the swimming season:

  • All caregivers should learn CPR
  • Never leave a toy in or around the pool
  • Dump water out of an inflatable pool after each use
  • Never leave children alone in or near water

“Close, active supervision is essential,” says Dr. Sarah Denny, a pediatric expert at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Medical Director of the Injury Prevention Project at the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. “Parents on their phone or reading a book are not actively supervision their child near the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.”

Dr. Denny makes the following additional suggestions for parents:

  • Basic Safety: All children should learn basic water safety skills.
  • Swim Lessons: Studies show that formal swimming lessons in children 1-4 can prevent drowning.
  • Life Jackets: They should be worn on or around boats EVERY time.

Dr. Denny also says pool owners need to make sure they are preventing drownings by making sure they are supervising their pool at all times and know CPR. A four-sided fence with a self-locking gate that isolates the pool from the house has been shown to decrease drowning deaths.

For additional information, parent resources and a water safety pledge, please go to http://www.poolsafely.gov.

You may also read the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on the prevention of drowning here.

The following physicians contributed to this article:

Sarah A. Denny, MD, FAAP

Mike A. Gittleman, MD, FAAP

Jill A. Fitch, MD, FAAP

Ohio AAP Voices Disappointment in New Concussion Legislation

On Wednesday, June 4, a House/Senate conference committee on House Bill 487 met and adopted new language that creates a committee within the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to develop and publish guidelines for (a) the diagnosis, treatment and clearance of concussions and head injuries sustained by athletes in interscholastic and youth sports activities and (b) the minimum education requirements necessary to qualify a physician or other licensed health care professionals to assess and clear those athletes for return to practice or competition.

This amendment passed without full support from either the House or the Senate and had a lot of dissent among legislators. While this legislation does not give chiropractors and other healthcare professionals the authority to independently return youth athletes to play, the Ohio AAP is incredibly disappointed that this legislation was added into a budget document and was not fully discussed.

The ODH committee will consist of 7 members, including: two physicians, two chiropractors, a representative from the State Medical Board, a representative from the State Chiropractic Board, and the Director of the Department of Health.  The committee will be required to solicit input into these recommendations from a number of other health care professionals, including physicians from multiple specialties.

The Ohio AAP has every intention of participating in the new ODH committee process that will create new concussion management recommendations and education requirements. We will be continuing to work to make sure the committee has qualified physicians to represent the viewpoint of our membership.

If the committee is formed fairly, Ohio AAP feels our voice can still be heard with educated representatives on the committee. Once the committee is formed, we’ll be reaching out to our membership to put pressure on the committee to do the right thing for Ohio’s athletes.

If you have questions, contact Ohio AAP Executive Director Melissa Wervey Arnold via email or at 614-846-6258.

You can read more on Ohio’s Return-to-Play law, which was enacted in April 2013, by clicking here.

You can view many more resources on concussions from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, along with our national organization by clicking here.