Tele-Behavioral Health Primary Care Webinars

BHECN is partnering with the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Nebraska Partnership for Mental Healthcare Access in Pediatrics for this three-part enduring webinar series:

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The Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation Primary Care Webinar Series seeks to provide primary care providers (PCPs) with the tools they need to increase their confidence and competence in managing psychiatric and behavioral health concerns in primary care.

Release Date: June 29, 2020 
Expires: June 28, 2021

TARGET AUDIENCE 
Primary care providers: physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in Nebraska. 


Series Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to: 

  1. Discuss best practices for managing common behavioral health issues in children, including anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  2. Describe behavioral strategies or resources (e.g., apps, books) that can be used before medication is initiated or in conjunction with medication
  3. List common medications for behavioral health issues in children
  4. Discuss when to refer more complex cases outside of primary care to a higher level of care

Method of Completion 

In order to receive credit/contact hours, you must complete these additional steps for each enduring material prior to the activity expiration date: 

Continuing Education Credit (for each webinar)

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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CID 45601

Behavioral Health (BH) Screening in Primary Care

Screening for behavioral health concerns in primary care is an important strategy to improve early identification of child mental health disorders. This webinar will present evidenced-based screening tools and strategies to reduce barriers and increase screening practices in primary care settings.

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 45 minutes.  

Presented by:
Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC 

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the rationale for BH screening in primary care, including benefits and limitations.
  2. List available free and low-cost screening tools for common child and adolescent issues, including developmental delay, autism, and depression.
  3. Discuss strategies for implementing screening in a pediatric primary care setting

Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure

Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D has nothing to disclose. 

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CID 45604 

Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Primary Care

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 45 minutes.

Presented by:
Cynthia R. Ellis, MD
Director of Development Medicine, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation; Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, UNMC

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Objectives

  1. Describe best practices for the management of ADHD, including the use of medication and behavioral intervention.
  2. Discuss brief behavioral techniques and resources/guides available to families.
  3. List common medications used to manage ADHD and considerations for their use in pediatrics.
  4. Describe when referral to behavioral health (in primary care or off-site) would be warranted.

Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure

Cynthia R. Ellis, MD has nothing to disclose. 

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CID 45607

Anxiety in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: An Overview of Expert Tips

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 45 minutes. 

Presented by:
Ryan T. Edwards, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNMC

 

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Objectives

  1. Describe the rationale for the use of behavioral interventions before medication to manage anxiety in pediatrics.
  2. Discuss behavioral techniques that can be implemented in primary care or by a behavioral health provider, and resources/guides available to families.
  3. List common medications used to manage anxiety and considerations for their use in pediatrics.
  4. Describe when referral to behavioral health (in primary care or off-site) would be warranted.

Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure

Ryan T. Edwards, MD has nothing to disclose. 


terri-mathews-0270.jpgTherese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC

Dr. Mathews is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Mathews received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Mathews’ clinical specialty is child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mathews joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 2008.

Dr. Mathews has taught child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing at the graduate level and has provided clinical preceptorship for graduate nurses and psychologists in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has a particular interest in children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Dr. Mathews provides clinical services to children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral disorders at the Munroe Meyer Institute. She also is involved in advocacy in increasing access to care for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.


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Director of Development Medicine, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation; Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, UNMC

Dr. Cynthia Ellis is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Director of Developmental Medicine at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Dr. Ellis received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed residency training in Pediatrics and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU. She has been practicing in the field of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics for over 20 years. She has extensive clinical, research, and educational experience with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and behavioral/emotional disorders. Her clinical expertise is in the psychopharmacological management of children with developmental disabilities and other behavioral disorders. She has also published extensively in the field.

Dr. Ellis is the Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s MCH-funded LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) and ALA (Autism Leadership Academy) Interdisciplinary Training Programs.

Dr. Ellis has served as the medical director for numerous public school and interdisciplinary community-based programs and as a research consultant in the field of developmental disabilities. She also participates in a number of other leadership positions on committees and boards.


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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNMC

Dr. Ryan Edwards is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who sub-specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to his residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan, he earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As a native Nebraskan, his clinical interests include outpatient-based child & adolescent psychiatry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, complex anxiety disorders of childhood, and integrative and collaborative care across healthcare disciplines. He greatly enjoys teaching the next generation of medical professionals, and as a professional cyclist in a past life, he is also interested in the mental healthcare of young athletes.

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Faculty are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All speakers, planning committee members and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these course materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This enduring material may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The following indicates the disclosure declaration information and the nature of those commercial relationships. 

FACULTY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE DISCLOSURES

The following faculty** and planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose.


Webinar Series Sponsor

This webinar series is sponsored by the UNMC Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation Team (TBHC), through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education. 

Learn more about the UNMC Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation Team (TBHC)


For More Information

Contact Whitney Van Arsdall via email or call 402-559-4124.