Acute Care Education (ACE) Day - October 3, 2023

October 3, 2023

In Colorado, there is a concerning increase in firearm-related injuries and fatalities, making it crucial for emergency department providers to enhance their skills in identifying risk factors, delivering effective firearm safety education, and improving communication with patients and families. Additionally, as Colorado's immigrant and refugee community grows, healthcare providers must gain a better understanding of their unique needs and barriers to care, especially for children entering the healthcare system through the Emergency Department.

Furthermore, in pediatric care, the accurate assessment of cranial nerves can be challenging, but it plays a vital role in diagnosing acute conditions. Therefore, providers need to improve competence in clinical evaluation and diagnosis of cranial nerve issues to prevent both short- and long-term health problems. Maintaining a focus on vital signs, particularly in pediatric patients, is essential in the urgent care and emergency department settings, with a specific emphasis on evaluating hypertension and conducting appropriate differential diagnoses.


  • 9:15am - Welcome & Announcements
  • 9:30am - Hypertension: It's Not Always Anxiety! A Case Based Discussion, Anne Adema, MD
  • 10:00am - Caring for Immigrants and Refugees in Pediatric Acute Care Settings - Lisa Abougi, MD
  • 11:00am - Firearm Safety & Screening, Maya Haasz, MD
  • 12:00pm - Cranial Nerves: Exam Skills, Benign Conditions and Red Flags, Molly Moehlman, MD

Target Audience

This education program is primarily oriented towards Children's Hospital Colorado Emergency Department physicians and advanced practice providers. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common pathologies of cranial nerve findings and what findings should raise concern for further evaluation and intervention. 
  • Enhance competence in both conducting physical exams for cranial nerve findings in infants and children and effectively communicating these findings to subspecialty consultants.
  • Understand barriers and facilitators to providing care for immigrants/refugees in pediatric acute care settings. 
  • Summarize common medical issues and their management in recently arrived immigrant and refugee patients. 
  • Recognize risk factors for firearm or lethal means associated injury. 
  • Improve competence in delivery of effective firearm storage and lethal means safety education to patients. 
  • Recognize indications for further evaluation of elevated blood pressure in pediatric patients. 
  • Identify initial differential and work up for hypertension in pediatric patients. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/03/2023 - 9:15am MDT
Event ends: 
10/03/2023 - 1:00pm MDT
Children's Hospital Colorado - Virtual
Aurora, CO 80045
United States


Anne Adema, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine

Lisa Abuogi, MD
Associate Professor
Center for Global Health Department of Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics Section of Infectious Disease

Maya Haasz, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine

Sarah Guistolisi, MD
CU Pediatric Neurology Resident
Neurology and Pediatrics, Section of Child Neurology

Molly Moehlman, MD
Neurology and Pediatrics, Section of Child Neurology

Hayley Ross, MD
Senior Instructor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Urgent Care

Sarah Scott, NP
Clinical Instructor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine



Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Attendance


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