Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine

Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine Video

Watch Children's Telemedicine Video: Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine – A Primer


Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy

Dr. Jeremy Kahn describes pediatric emergency telemedicine. Why use telemedicine for pediatric patients? What evidence exists for the benefits of telemedicine? What is the future of pediatric emergency telemedicine?

Educational objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain rationale for adopting pediatric telemedicine in western Pennsylvania
  • List the potential benefits of pediatric telemedicine consultation

Complete the CME post test and evaluation.

Reading resources

  1. Heath B, et al. Pediatric critical care telelmedicine in rural undeserved emergency departments. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2009.
  2. Dharmar M, et al. Impact of critical care telemedicine consultations on children in rural emergency departments. Critical Care Medicine, 2013.


No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Accreditation statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 (measured in .15 minutes increments) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1 – for example if 1.0 CME credit offered) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

Released: 12/2/2013
Modified: N/A
Expires: 12/2/2016