Management of Pediatric Respiratory Syndromes

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, APP, EMS) provides a review of the clinical pathways and treatment for common respiratory illnesses in children. The course also includes case study presentations and discussion on respiratory distress, causes, treatment and escalation of care procedures for pediatric patients.

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Physicians, EMS

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to management of respiratory illness in order to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the airway and signs/symptoms of respiratory distress in pediatric patients
  • Discuss the causes and standard treatment of common pediatric respiratory diseases
  • Review escalation of care of pediatric respiratory emergencies including triggers for transferring patients and changing levels of support



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:
Sarah Pihl, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC
Senior Instructor
University of Colorado 
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Peer Reviewer:
Lauren Anderson, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado 
Pediatric Hospitalist
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado


Planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) for this activity 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 Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.