Event Date/Time: Jan 01, 2008
End Date/Time: Jan 31, 2008
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: TOPIC 1: FEVER AND RASH - Identify common and uncommon rashes associated with fever in children and infants. Enumerate those historical clues that are helpful in evaluating difficult to identify rashes. TOPIC 2: PEDIATRIC EKG WORKSHOP - Contrast normal adult and pediatric EKGs. Describe the transition from pediatric to adult EKG pattern. Identify important pediatric EKG abnormalities. TOPIC 3: PEDIATRIC PRESENTATIONS OF CARDIAC DISEASE - Recognize common clinical scenarios indicating the presence of cardiac disease in children. Review the pathophysiology of some common pediatric heart diseases. TOPIC 4: VISUAL DIAGNOSIS - Recognize common, uncommon and atypical presentations of childhood illnesses. Formulate an initial approach to the management of certain childhood illnesses or injuries based on visual clues. Ask appropriate questions to discriminate among similar appearing pediatric diagnoses. TOPIC 5: PEDIATRIC PAIN MANAGEMENT AND SEDATION - Name the common pharmacologic agents used for pediatric pain relief and sedation. Describe the side effects and contraindications for the specific medications used for pain relief and sedation. Select an appropriate sedative plan for specific situations requiring sedation. TOPIC 6: ORTHOPEDICS IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT - Describe the anatomic differences between child and adult bones/joints. Classify pediatric fractures involving the growth plate. Identify fractures associated with abuse. Treat common orthopedic injuries and know when to refer. TOPIC 7: JUDICIOUS USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING - Identify antibiotic prescribing patterns, outcomes, and expenditures for common pediatric conditions. Compare parent and physician beliefs for prescribing antibiotics.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2006
Review Date: July 1, 2007
Expiration Date: July 1, 2009
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)