Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Review and Update

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 30, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 26, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - APPROACH TO FEBRILE INFANTS AND TODDLERS - Risks of various management strategies of febrile infants less than 2 months of age. Clinical approach to febrile young infants. Approach to febrile 3-24 month old children with a known source of infection from those with fever and no identifiable focus of infection. Diagnostic evaluation of febrile children 3-24 months of age. LIFE-THREATENING PEDIATRIC INFECTIONS - Pathogens that can cause severe morbidity and mortality. Recognize, diagnose and manage the following diseases: Toxic Shock Syndrome; Meningococcemia; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Kawasaki Syndrome. ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA - Pathophysiology of asthma and rationale for therapeutic interventions. Data on steroids, theophylline, ipratropium bromide, and magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma. UPPER AIRWAY EMERGENCIES IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT - Upper airway emergencies require prompt diagnosis and efficient treatment. Common causes of pediatric stridor including: Croup; Epiglottitis; Retropharyngeal abscess; Anaphylaxis. DAY 2 - Pediatric abdominal processes that require surgical intervention. Diagnose and manage the following conditions: Intussusception; Malrotation; Pyloric Stenosis; Meckel’s Diverticulum. DIAGNOSIS AND MISDIAGNOSIS OF APPENDICITIS IN CHILDHOOD - Pathophysiology of appendicitis. Associate the pathophysiology of appendicitis with the signs and symptoms. Diagnostic approaches to appendicitis. Criticize the care provided in several cases of appendicitis missed at the time of initial ED evaluation. PEDIATRIC SEIZURES - Evaluation and pharmacologic treatment options in status epilepticus. Epidemiology evaluation and treatment of febrile seizures. PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CASE STUDIES - Principles of emergency medicine in the stabilization and evaluation of interesting cases. Etiology and pathogenesis of cases. DAY 3 - HEAD INJURIES – Pathophysiology of head injury. Approach to mild, moderate, and severe head trauma. Emergency treatment of severely head-injured conditions. THE CHILD WITH A LIMP - Importance of age to specific hip pathology. Etiologies of limp in the pediatric patient. Management of specific orthopedic conditions. MEDICAL ERRORS IN PEDIATRICS - Root cause analysis and cases of medical errors. Risks for medication errors and strategies to reduce their occurrence. Issues in sleep physiology that relate to medical error risks. VISUAL DIAGNOSIS: YOU MAKE THE CALL - “Make the correct call” on slides representing interesting physical examination findings. DAY 4 - THE SEPTIC APPEARING INFANT - Infectious etiology is not the only cause of a “toxic” appearing child. Neurologic, hematologic, toxin, and cardiac causes of the ill child. PEDIATRIC POISONINGS - Pediatric poisonings including recent trends. Options for gastrointestinal decontamination. ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS ABOVE THE HIP - Salter-Harris classification of fractures. Fractures of the upper extremity and when to refer to an Orthopedic Surgeon. PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY - Radiographic findings of the films displayed. Interpret radiographs and diagnose a variety of pediatric conditions. DAY 5 - FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE EMERGENCIES - Assess dehydration in children. Procedure for oral rehydration therapy and its indications and contraindications. Clinical presentations of abnormalities in serum sodium and potassium, common etiologies, and treatments for them. JUDICIOUS USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN OUTPATIENT SETTING - Antibiotic prescribing patterns, outcomes, and expenditures for common pediatric conditions. Parent and physician beliefs for prescribing antibiotics. DILEMMA OF THE FOREIGN BODY - ASPIRATED OR INGESTED - Epidemiology and clinical presentation of aspirated versus ingested foreign bodies. Rationale for radiographic evaluation of children with a history of foreign body ingestion. Relative merits of endoscopic versus Foley catheter removal, and bougienage advancement of esophageal foreign bodies. Diagnostic approach and radiographic interpretation of children with aspirated foreign bodies. ARTICLES THAT CHANGE THE WAY WE PRACTICE PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE - Journal articles, which continue to advance the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


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Physician Fees $745.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $795.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $645.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $695.00 Late Registration