LEARNING COMMUNITIES

As a Learning Community team member, you will participate in a combination of web-based learning collaboratives and an optional quality improvement (QI) project that will be facilitated by the Care Network Quality Team. If you would like to submit for MOC Part 4 credits, the QI project will be done with support from and in partnership with the Care Network quality improvement team. Please note, MOC Part 4 submission is not required to participate in a learning community program. Upon completion of the learning community requirements, you are eligible to receive CME, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits.

 MAKING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND

SUBSTANCE USE

VISITS MATTER

Start date: January 2022

Topics:

1. BH Screening and the Stepped Care Model

2. Anxiety

3. Case-Based Session: Anxiety

4. Depression

5. Case-Based Session: Depression

6. ADHD

7. Case-Based Session: ADHD

8. Overview of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

9.  Vaping

10. Opioid Use in Adolescents

11. Drug Testing in Primary Care

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 11 educational sessions, with 7 sessions focused on depression, anxiety and ADHD presented by Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatry faculty, and 4 sessions covering the topic of substance use, presented by Boston Children’s Hospital, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) faculty. Participants will also have the option to implement a quality improvement project to increase the use of behavioral health screenings and improve the management of childhood behavioral health concerns related to depression, anxiety and ADHD.  The Care Network Quality Improvement (QI) team will work with each participating practice to facilitate quality improvement activities, collect and analyze data, address any questions and provide ongoing support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to screen, triage and manage mild to moderate cases of depression, anxiety and ADHD in pediatric primary care. Learn to identify, diagnose, and treat substance use problems and disorders in pediatric primary care.

 MAKING ASTHMA

VISITS MATTER

Start date: February 2022

Topics:

1. Asthma Overview & Classification

2. Asthma Treatment Overview

3. Asthma Guidelines - Updates

4. Overview of Asthma Gadgets

5. Food Allergies (Part 1)

6. Food Allergies (Part 2)

7. Urticaria

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 7 educational web-based sessions on asthma management and common referral topics, which will be provided by faculty from the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at CHLA. Participants will also have the option to implement a quality improvement project to increase the use of the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and the Asthma Action Plan and improve patients and families’ management of childhood asthma. The Care Network Quality Improvement (QI) team will work with each participating practice to facilitate quality improvement activities, collect and analyze data, address any questions and provide ongoing support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To develop and improve practice-based processes to ensure deeper understanding of asthma treatment and pharmacotherapy. Utilize the Asthma Control Test and provide Asthma Action Plan and education to patients and families to better manage their asthma.

MINI SERIES

As a Mini-Series team member, you will participate in a series of educational web-based learning collaboratives. Upon completion of the mini-series program requirements, you will be eligible to receive MOC Part 2 and CME credits.

ERIN MEISEL, MD

ORTHOPAEDICS AND

SPORTS MEDICINE​

Start date: February 2022

Topics:

1. Sports-Related Concussions

2. Performing Arts Athlete Injuries

3. Scoliosis

4. Overuse/Apophysitis Injuries

5. Tears (Part 1) - Knee, Shoulder

6. Tears (Part 2) – Hip &  Sports: How Much is too Much 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 6 educational web-based sessions led by faulty from Children’s Orthopaedic Center at CHLA. By participating in this series, we aim to expand the capacity to identify and evaluate orthopaedic and sports related injuries in pediatric primary care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn best practices to evaluate and identify sports related injuries and facilitate speedy recovery in primary pediatric care.

ENDOCRINOLOGY​

Start date: March 2022

Topics:

1. Growth Delays & Short Stature

2. Thyroid Disease 

3. Precocious Puberty

4. PCOS

5. Diabetes

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 5 educational web-based sessions led by faculty from the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at CHLA. By participating in this series, we aim to expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage general endocrinology conditions in primary care pediatrics. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage general endocrinology conditions in primary care pediatrics. Use clinical pathways to manage common endocrinology conditions within a primary care setting, as well as implement referral guidelines for specific conditions.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Start date: March 2022

Topics:

1. Abdominal Pain

2. Constipation

3. GERD

4. IBS

5. IBD

6. Celiac Disease

7. Eosinophilic Esophagitis

8. NAFLD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 8 educational sessions led by faculty from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHLA. By participating in this series, we aim to expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage general gastroenterological related conditions in pediatric primary care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage general gastroenterological conditions in primary care pediatrics. Use clinical pathways to manage common gastroenterology conditions within a primary care setting, as well as implement referral guidelines for specific conditions.

NEUROLOGY​

Anticipated start date: April 2022

Topics:

1. Headaches & Migraines

2. Seizures - First time seizures and evaluation of spells 

3. Management of Epilepsy

4. Movement Disorders

5. Tics

6. Neurodevelopmental disorders

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 6 educational sessions led by faculty from the Neurological Institute at CHLA. By participating in this series, we aim to expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common neurological conditions in primary care pediatrics. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common neurological conditions in primary care pediatrics. Use clinical pathways to manage common neurological conditions within a primary care setting, as well as implement referral guidelines for specific conditions.