CME - Pediatric Emergency Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 18, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 22, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 19, 2008
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - OFFICE MANAGEMENT OF MILD TO MODERATE ASTHMA – Benefits and drawbacks of using nebulizers or metered-dose inhalers with spacers to deliver beta2-agonists. Evidence supporting the use of ipratropium bromide for moderately ill asthmatic children. Use of corticosteroids in this setting, including Dr. Scarfone’s research on the use of oral prednisone and nebulized dexamethasone. ED MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ASTHMA – Appraise the literature with regard to the treatment of children with severe asthma. Role of continuously nebulized albuterol for children with severe asthma. Use of magnesium sulfate and intravenously administered beta2- agonists in this setting. BRONCHIOLITIS – Benefits and limitations of the most recent recommendations for the treatment of bronchiolitis. Features placing infants at risk for more serious disease. VISUAL DIAGNOSIS, PART I – Common, uncommon and atypical presentations of childhood illnesses. Approach to the management of certain childhood illnesses or injuries based on visual clues. Questions to discriminate among similar appearing pediatric diagnoses. DAY 2 - PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY: COMMON RASHES YOU SHOULD KNOW – Characteristics of rashes encountered in the acute care setting. Treatment for common dermatologic conditions. FEVER AND RASH – Approach to a febrile child with petechiae. Characteristics of rashes in the child with fever. Historical clues that are helpful in evaluating difficult to identify rashes. THE RED HOT EYE – Eight-point eye examination and clinical conditions may be identified by each step in the examination. Eye pathology resulting from infection or trauma and when to refer a child to an ophthalmologist. Difference between inflammatory edema, peri-orbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis. WHAT’S NEW IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE? – Nnew treatment practices in the pediatric emergency department. Use data from recently published clinical trials to offer an evidence-based approach to the management of ill or injured children. Cost-effective treatment strategies for children with common pediatric emergency diagnoses. DAY 3 - NO TIME TO WASTE – SURGICAL EMERGENCIES IN CHILDREN – Signs and symptoms of various acute surgical emergencies in children. Appropriate diagnostic studies to obtain in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies. Consequences of delayed diagnosis in children with surgical emergencies. INFANTS BEHAVING BADLY – Differential diagnosis for critically ill infants. Key management strategies in actual cases of infants presenting to a pediatric emergency department. Evaluation and management options available for infants with interesting and uncommon diagnoses. PEDIATRIC STATUS EPILEPTICUS AND FEBRILE SEIZURES – Management of Status Epilepticus. Appropriate laboratory and imaging studies in the acute care setting. Typical features of a simple and complex febrile seizure. ANIMAL BITES – Bites that are at particular risk of infection. Arguments for and against the use of prophylactic antibiotics in specific bite wounds. Match specific infecting organisms with the biting animal. DAY 4 - INTERESTING CASES IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE – Approach to the acutely ill child with a confusing presentation. Differential diagnosis for the acutely ill or injured child. THE FEBRILE YOUNG TODDLER – Stratify the young child with high fevers into specific risk categories of occult bacteremia. Current literature regarding occult bacteremia. Use and utility of prophylactic antibiotics in children with occult bacteremia. THE FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT – Appropriate evaluation and treatment of the febrile infant who is less than eight weeks of age. Serious bacterial infections for which the febrile infant is at risk. Appraise recent data suggesting that a subset of febrile infants may be treated as outpatients. VISUAL DIAGNOSIS, PART II – Diagnoses in children by simple visual inspection. Common pediatric diagnoses by asking appropriate historical questions. DAY 5 - PEDIATRIC HEAD TRAUMA – Victims of Shaken-Baby Syndrome. Children who have sustained concussions. Children who require imaging studies as part of their medical evaluation. PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE OFFICE AND ED – Reasons why pain in children has often been inappropriately managed in the past. Use of pain management for specific case scenarios commonly seen in an office setting. Use of pain management for specific case scenarios commonly seen in an ED. PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC PITFALLS – Historical and physical clues suggestive of serious causes of limp. Utility and limitations of studies used in the evaluation of limp. Interaction of anatomy, mechanism and age in common pediatric causes of limp. PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE – Findings that are characteristic of physical abuse. Physical findings often confused with physical abuse. Further evaluation and an appropriate course of action when the suspicion of abuse exists.


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