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Grand Rounds: Cutting-Edge Articles in Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM)


By Prabi Rajbhandari, MD , Pediatric Hospitalist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Hospital Medicine

More about Prabi Rajbhandari, MD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify high impact articles in recent PHM literature. 2. Demonstrate the variation and scope of practice within PHM research (clinical medicine, education, practice management, quality improvement). 3. Recognize concepts described in the latest PHM research.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

PHM research is constantly evolving with new and improved methods for pediatric care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Rajbhandari has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Shah SS, Srivastava R, Wu S, et al. Intravenous Versus Oral Antibiotics for Postdischarge Treatment of Complicated Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2016;138(6):e20161692. doi:10.1542/peds.2016-1692

Matthew R. Grossman, Adam K. Berkwitt, Rachel R. Osborn, An Initiative to Improve the Quality of Care of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Pediatrics Jun 2017, 139 (6) e20163360; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-3360

Biondi EA, Mischler M, Jerardi KE, et al. Blood Culture Time to Positivity in Febrile Infants With Bacteremia. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):844–849. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.895