Shades of Grey: How to Interpret Pediatric Chest X-Rays

Author(s): Maureen A Madden

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Nov 26, 2024

Topics: Gastrointestinal, Pulmonary

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Radiographs play an integral role in patient diagnosis and management in the pediatric critical care setting. The nurse can learn to recognize radiographic patterns and distinguish normal versus abnormal presentations at this high level session. The aim is to provide a foundation for interpreting radiographs. An interactive review of images help identify the placement of tubes, catheters and wires that are commonly seen in acute care settings.


  • 1: Describe a systematic approach to interpreting pediatric radiographs.
  • 2: Identify normal and abnormal findings on pediatric chest radiographs
  • 3: Identify the correct and incorrect placement of tubes, catheters and lines commonly seen in critically ill children.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

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