Cerebral Palsy (Pediatric Focus)

A professional practice gap analysis identified that primary care nurses lack dedicated instruction on the management of a child with cerebral palsy. Two of UT Austin School of Nursing's recent graduates of our PNP program decided to close this gap by offering this online course.
The format of the course is set as an informative voice-over Power Point presentation that will give the primary care nurse practitioner the latest information regarding predisposing factors, diagnosis and management of this common pediatric complication.
Disclosure to Participants:
Accreditation Statement: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 0.5 contact hours.

Learning outcome: At the conclusion of this learning activity, over 80% of advanced practice registered nurses will state intent to change practice as a result of knowledge gain regarding their role in the management of a child with cerebral palsy.
Conflicts of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature.  All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.   
This activity expires May 1, 2024



Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Registered Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioners




Maggie Barron, MSN, PNP
University of Texas at Austin

Saeedah Qadeer, MSN, PNP
University of Texas at Austin

Release Date: May 1, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: May 1, 2024