Entrustable Professional Activities for General Pediatrics

Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are observable, routine activities that a general pediatrician or subspecialist should be able to perform safely and effectively to meet the needs of their patients. The ABP has worked with the pediatrics community to develop an EPA framework for general pediatrics and all of the subspecialties. Core EPAs describe the essential activities needed for practice, and supplemental EPAs have also been developed to address a range of issues and inform these core EPAs. This EPA framework can be used for both assessment and curricular development across the entire education continuum and can be found below.

More information on EPAs in pediatrics can be found in this quick, 4 minute video: EPAs 101: What is an Entrustable Professional Activity.
 

Core EPAs for General Pediatrics

Individual EPAs, with their corresponding curricular components, are below.

EPA 1: Provide consultation to other health care providers caring for children
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 1


EPA 2: Provide recommended pediatric health screening
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 2


EPA 3: Care for the well newborn
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 3


EPA 4: Manage patients with acute, common diagnoses in an ambulatory, emergency, or inpatient setting
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 4


EPA 5: Provide a Medical Home for Well Children of All Ages
(Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by age group)
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 5


EPA 6: Provide a medical home for patients with complex, chronic, or special health care needs.
(Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by age group)
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 6


EPA 7: Recognize, provide initial management and refer patients presenting with surgical problems
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 7


EPA 8: Facilitate the transition from pediatric to adult health care
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 8


EPA 9: Assess and manage patients with common behavior/mental health problems
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 9


EPA 10: Resuscitate, initiate stabilization of the patient and then triage to align care with severity of illness
(Entrustment decisions for this EPA may require stratification by two age groups: neonate and non-neonate)
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 10


EPA 11: Manage information from a variety of sources for both learning and application to patient care
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 11


EPA 12: Refer patients who require consultation
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 12


EPA 13: Contribute to the fiscally sound, equitable and collaborative management of a healthcare workplace
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 13


EPA 14: Use population health strategies and quality improvement methods to promote health and address racism, discrimination, and other contributors to inequities among pediatric populations
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 14


EPA 15: Lead an interprofessional health care team
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 15


EPA 16: Facilitate handovers to another health care provider either within or across settings
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 16


EPA 17: Demonstrate competence in performing the common procedures of the general pediatrician
Curricular components supporting the functions of EPA 17


Supplemental EPAs

Supplemental Telemedicine EPA
Curricular components supporting the functions of the Supplemental Telemedicine EPA