Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Review and Update

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 07, 2008
Early Registration Date: Feb 02, 2008
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - ACUTE ASTHMA IN CHILDREN: AN UPDATE ON MANAGEMENT – Inhaled bronchodilator therapy for acute asthma. Role of systemic and inhaled corticosteroids in the management of acute asthma exacerbations. Use of additional therapies including magnesium sulfate and heliox. Considerations for ventilator management for severe acute asthma. PEDIATRIC PAIN MANAGEMENT AND SEDATION – Common pharmacologic agents used for pediatric pain relief and sedation. Side effects and contraindications for the specific medications used for pain relief and sedation. Sedative plan for specific situations requiring sedation. BRONCHIOLITIS AND CROUP – Clinical presentation of infants with bronchiolitis. Bronchodilator and corticosteroid therapy for bronchiolitis. Children with mild, moderate, and severe croup. PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINE EMERGENCIES: DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS – Signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Initial therapy for the child with diabetic ketoacidosis. Children with diabetic ketoacidosis that may be candidates for outpatient management. Presentation of type I and type II diabetes in children. DAY 2 - SEIZURES AND THE SEIZING CHILD – Evaluation and management of a febrile seizure. Evaluation and management of a first time afebrile seizure. Common etiologies of pediatric status epilepticus. Treatment for the child who presents with status epilepticus. FEVER IN THE INFANT AND TODDLER – Differential diagnosis for infants and toddlers presenting with fever. Most common causes of fever in different age groups. Diagnostic and treatment strategies for children with fever in different age groups (0-4 weeks, 4-8 weeks, 2 months - 2 years).What patients to treat and discharge, treat and observe, and treat for admission. WOUND CARE – Treatment plans for wound repair based on the size and depth of a laceration. Wounds requiring antibiotic prophylaxis. Approach and treatment for children at risk for rabies or tetanus. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DEHYDRATION IN CHILDREN – Clinical findings to accurately assess dehydration in children. Role of laboratory testing in suspected dehydration. Manage mildly to moderately dehydrated children with oral rehydration therapy. Indications for and the initial approach to intravenous fluid therapy. DAY 3 - PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS – Children with acute psychiatric problems. Adolescent with self-harm or suicidal thoughts. Child or adolescent with out-of-control behavior. HEMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES: UPDATES ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND ITP – Clinical presentations of sickle cell complications. The febrile child with sickle cell disease. Clinical signs and laboratory evaluation of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Treatment options for children with ITP. ABDOMINAL EMERGENCIES IN CHILDREN – Differential diagnosis for the child with abdominal pain. Identify common and life-threatening causes of abdominal pain. Diagnostic imaging options. INTERESTING CASES: WHEN A LONG DAY BECOMES A PAIN IN THE “BACK” – Clinical features of each of the conditions presented. Differential diagnosis for each described clinical presentation. Initial treatment plan for each clinical scenario. DAY 4 - EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC HEAD TRAUMA – Initial approach to the child with a head injury. Children at low and high risk for intracranial injury. Evaluation and treatment strategy for children with head injury of varying degrees of severity. EVALUATION OF THE CHILD WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS – Differential diagnosis of altered mental status. Signs of cerebral herniation. Initial stabilization measures for the child with altered mental status. Evaluating the child with altered mental status. ORTHOPEDICS IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT – Anatomic differences between child and adult bones/joints. Pediatric fractures involving the growth plate. Fractures associated with abuse. Common orthopedic injuries and when to refer. COMMON ACUTE DERMATOLOGIC PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN – Common acute dermatologic conditions, including viral and bacterial infections and allergic conditions. Distinguishing features that result in the final diagnosis. Common acute dermatologic conditions. DAY 5 - PEDIATRIC PRESENTATIONS OF CARDIAC DISEASE – Common clinical scenarios indicating the presence of cardiac disease. Pathophysiology of some common pediatric heart diseases. PEDIATRIC EKG WORKSHOP – Contrast normal adult and pediatric EKGs. Important pediatric EKG abnormalities. Treatment plans for children with EKG abnormalities. EMERGENCIES IN THE OFFICE: BEING PREPARED TO STABILIZE AND TRANSFER – Common medical and traumatic emergencies that may present to a primary care office. A plan to handle common pediatric emergencies in the office setting. Important elements of safe and effective transfer of patients. TOXICOLOGY: ACCIDENTAL AND INTENTIONAL INGESTIONS – Toxic and non-toxic ingestions. Common pediatric accidental ingestions. Diagnosis and management of newer drugs being used by children.


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