Acute Abdominal Pain



This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.

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The recording is sponsored by Pediatric Emergency Care SIG.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Briefly review the anatomy and physiology of the pediatric abdominal pain.

  • Identify specific acute pediatric abdominal pain emergencies.

  • Discuss the differential diagnosis, testing and treatments as well as the management of specific causes of acute pediatric abdominal pain and current evidence-based practice guidelines available.





Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Course expires: 

Michelle Widecan, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, CPEN: APRN: Program Lead, Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio




Dr. Widecan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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