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Hybrid: Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Friday, March 24, 2023

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down! Verbal De-escalation of Children and Adolescents

Presented By
Ronke L. Babalola, MD, program director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Tower Health-Phoenixville Hospital, Department of Psychiatry; pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatrist, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; adjunct, assistant professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship- Tower Health; assistant professor,

Learning Objectives

  • List triggers and risk factors of potential agitation in children and adolescents
  • Summarize proactive and pre-planning approaches that can be used with families and multidisciplinary teams to prevent escalation of agitation
  • Discuss verbal de-escalation techniques and pharmacological approaches to manage children and adolescents with agitation

Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing personnel, fellows, residents, medical students and other health care professionals who take care of children

Accreditation Statement
Tower Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tower Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming CME Credits
Attendees MUST sign in with the six-digit activity code provided at the session using eeds within 24 hours of the conference start time and complete the online evaluation within 30 days at

Contact Information

Alma Barberena

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In-Person: DiGeorge Auditorium
Online: Please contact organizer for zoom link


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