Practical Approach to Pediatric Respiratory Distress

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, APP, EMS) provides a description of practical tools for approaching pediatric patients with respiratory distress. 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

Nurses, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, EMS

Learner Outcomes

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

Learning Objectives

  • Review the goals of care for pediatric respiratory distress
  • Apply clinical tools to identify and treat pediatric respiratory distress 
  • Identify red flags in pediatric respiratory distress
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:
Irina Topoz, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Director of Quality Improvement, Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Peer Reviewer:
Julia Freeman, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado 
Section of Emergency 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.