Managing Agitation in Pediatric Mental Health Patients

Chicago, IL US
June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Comer Children’s Hospital is a safe place to give and receive care, and this activity will provide additional skills to participants to de-escalate and manage challenging situations that may present themselves to ensure Comer remains safe and welcoming for everyone.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all clinicians and staff who interact with patients at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how to work effectively as a team when managing patient agitation;
  • Identify strategies to feel safe and capable when managing patient agitation;
  • State how to reduce emotional distress and physical harm during patient car transfer;
  • Recall ways to ensure patients feel safe, respected, and calm as well as experience less anger and frustration;
  • List alternatives to physical restraint;
  • State how Policy PC-260: Behavioral Health Services protects patients, clinicians, and staff;
  • Review Code Green, PACT, and the Pilot program and how to use them.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Elizabeth Berdelle MSN, RN
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/01/2021 - 8:45am
Event ends: 
06/30/2021 - 10:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S Maryland Ave
K160 Conference Room
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Click here to learn more about Comer Children's Hospital.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

 Scott Costello, LCSW Scott Costello, LCSW
  Director of Behavioral Health



Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.


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