The Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE) – PediaCast CME 074

Show Notes


  • Drs Meghan Fennell and Vanessa Thiel visit the studio as we consider the brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE). Learn what this term means, when to worry and what to do… in this resident-led episode. We hope you can join us!

Instructions to obtain CME/CE Credit

  1. Read this information page.
  2. Listen to the podcast.
  3. Complete the post test at Nationwide Children’s CloudCME.


  • Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE)
  • Apparent Life-Threatening Event (ALTE)
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)


Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast BRUE, ALTE and SIDS.
  2. Differentiate between low-risk and high-risk BRUE.
  3. Establish a differential diagnosis for the Brief Resolved Unexplained Event.
  4. Formulate a management plan for low-risk and high-risk BRUE.


Disclosure Statement

  • No one in a position to control content has any relationships with commercial interests.

Commercial Support

  • Nationwide Children’s has not received any commercial support for this activity.

CME/CE Information

  • In support of improving patient care, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team. (1.0 ANCC contact hours; 1.0 ACPE hours; 1.0 CME hours)
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for 2 years from the date of the activity. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Nationwide Children's Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Nationwide Children's Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.
  • Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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