Technology and Social Media during community-wide emergencies
For years, pediatricians and other healthcare professionals have cautioned against too much screen time for children and adolescents. School closings and the pivot to virtual learning resulted in a significant increase in technology usage for learning and social connection. This course explores age-specific recommendations and tools to help families manage technology use especially during times when in-person connections are less accessible.
As a result of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- State technology recommendations for different ages.
- List at least one benefit and one downside of technology use in children.
- Describe where to incorporate technology screening questions into social history.
- Create a media use plan to help patients and families.
Paula Cody, MD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Medical Director and Section Head of Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Cody earned her medical degree, and completed her residency and adolescent medicine fellowship from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Cody is board certified in adolescent medicine and pediatrics. She works with adolescents and young adults with a special interest in eating disorders, sexuality and reproductive health, menstrual disorders, and high-risk behaviors.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity does NOT contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Board of Pediatrics
Successful completion of this CME activity, which included participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hour.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.050 continuing education units (CEUs) or 0.50 hour.
- 0.50 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC Contact Hours
- 0.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
- 0.50 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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