Core Competencies

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies: 2020 Revision. Table of Contents


Authors and Editors.............................................................3
External Reviewers.............................................................11

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies:
2020 Revision—Introduction and Methodology.............................................................12
Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH, MAcM, FAAP; Sandra Gage, MD, PhD, SFHM, FAAP; Sofia Teferi, MD, SFHM, FAAP; Erin Stucky Fisher, MD, MHM, FAAP

SECTION 1: COMMON CLINICAL DIAGNOSES AND CONDITIONS

1.01 Acute Abdominal Pain and Acute Abdomen.............................................................18
1.02 Acute Gastroenteritis.............................................................20
1.03 Acute Respiratory Failure.............................................................22
1.04 Altered Mental Status.............................................................24
1.05 Asthma.............................................................26
1.06 Bone and Joint Infections.............................................................28
1.07 Brief Resolved Unexplained Event.............................................................30
1.08 Bronchiolitis.............................................................32
1.09 Central Nervous System Infections.............................................................34
1.10 Constipation.............................................................36
1.11 Diabetes Mellitus.............................................................37
1.12 Failure to Thrive.............................................................39
1.13 Fever of Unknown Origin.............................................................41
1.14 Fluid and Electrolyte Management.............................................................43
1.15 Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders.............................................................45
1.16 Head and Neck Disorders.............................................................47
1.17 Kawasaki Disease.............................................................49
1.18 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome.............................................................50
1.19 Neonatal Fever.............................................................52
1.20 Neonatal Jaundice.............................................................54
1.21 Pneumonia.............................................................56
1.22 Seizures.............................................................57
1.23 Sepsis and Shock.............................................................59
1.24 Sickle Cell Disease.............................................................61
1.25 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.............................................................63
1.26 Toxin Ingestion and Exposure.............................................................65
1.27 Urinary Tract Infections.............................................................67

SECTION 2: CORE SKILLS

2.01 Bladder Catheterization and Interpretation
of Urinalysis.............................................................68
2.02 Communication.............................................................70
2.03 Diagnostic Imaging.............................................................72
2.04 Electrocardiogram Interpretation.............................................................74
2.05 Feeding Tubes.............................................................75
2.06 Intravenous Access and Phlebotomy.............................................................77
2.07 Lumbar Puncture.............................................................79
2.08 Non-invasive Monitoring.............................................................81
2.09 Nutrition.............................................................82
2.10 Oxygen Delivery and Airway Management.............................................................84
2.11 Pain Management.............................................................86
2.12 Pediatric Advanced Life Support.............................................................88
2.13 Peri-procedural Care.............................................................90
2.14 Preventive Care Services.............................................................92
2.15 Procedural Sedation.............................................................94

SECTION 3: SPECIALIZED SERVICES

3.01 Acute Behavioral and Psychiatric Conditions.............................................................96
3.02 Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.............................................................98
3.03 Child Abuse and Neglect.............................................................100
3.04 Child with Medical Complexity.............................................................102
3.05 Chronic Behavioral and Psychiatric Conditions.............................................................104
3.06 Newborn Care and Delivery Room Management.............................................................106
3.07 Palliative Care and Hospice.............................................................108
3.08 Pediatric Interfacility Transport.............................................................110

SECTION 4: HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: SUPPORTING AND ADVANCING CHILD HEALTH

4.01 Advocacy.............................................................112
4.02 Business Practices.............................................................114
4.03 Consultation and Co-management.............................................................116
4.04 Education.............................................................118
4.05 Ethics.............................................................120
4.06 Evidence-based Medicine.............................................................122
4.07 Family Centered Care.............................................................123
4.08 Handoffs and Transitions of Care.............................................................125
4.09 Health Information Technology.............................................................127
4.10 High Value Care.............................................................129
4.11 Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship.............................................................131
4.12 Leadership in Healthcare.............................................................133
4.13 Legal Issues and Risk Management.............................................................134
4.14 Patient Safety.............................................................136
4.15 Quality Improvement.............................................................138
4.16 Research.............................................................140

APPENDIX

Chapter Links.............................................................142
These chapter links are guides to assist the reader in identifying chapters where some key relationships across knowledge, skills, attitudes, and systems organization and improvement may overlap. Chapter links are limited to 5 per chapter, are not comprehensive, and are intended as a general guide for the reader.
Figure: Needs Assessment Survey.............................................................145
Dedication.............................................................153
To Michael Burke, our friend and colleague

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