Pediatric Emergency Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 20, 2009
Registration Date: Feb 16, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: 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. Use of ipratropium bromide for moderately ill asthmatic. Use of corticosteroids in this setting: Dr. Scarfone’s research on the use of oral prednisone and nebulized dexamethasone. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ASTHMA - Treatment of children with severe asthma. Role of continuously nebulized albuterol for severe asthma. Use of magnesium sulfate and intravenously administered beta2- agonists. BRONCHIOLITIS: WHAT’S HELPFUL AND WHAT’S SNOT - 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. 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 – WHEN TO WORRY. Initial 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 exam and what clinical conditions may be identified by each step in the exam. Eye pathology resulting from infection or trauma and examples of when to refer to an ophthalmologist. Difference between sinusitis with inflammatory edema, peri-orbital cellulitis, orbital cellulitis. WHAT’S NEW IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE? New treatment practices in the pediatric ED. Evidence-based approach to the management of ill or injured children. Clinical trials describing novel treatment strategies for pediatric emergencies. DAY 3 - SURGICAL EMERGENCIES IN CHILDREN - Signs and symptoms of various acute surgical emergencies. Diagnostic studies to obtain in the evaluation of surgical emergencies. Consequences of delayed diagnosis in surgical emergencies. INFANTS BEHAVING BADLY - Differential diagnosis for critically ill infants. Key management strategies in actual cases of infants presenting to a pediatric ED. Evaluation and management options available for infants with interesting and uncommon diagnoses. STATUS EPILEPTICUS AND FEBRILE SEIZURES - Management of Status Epilepticus. Laboratory and imaging studies in the acute care setting. Features of a simple and complex febrile seizure. MANAGING 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. Literature regarding occult bacteremia. Use and utility of prophylactic antibiotics in children with occult bacteremia. THE FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT - 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. Data suggesting that a subset of febrile infants may be treated as outpatients. VISUAL DIAGNOSIS, PART II - Diagnoses in children by simple visual inspection. Discriminate among common pediatric diagnoses by asking appropriate historical questions. DAY 5 - PEDIATRIC HEAD TRAUMA - Use of decision rules in the management of head injured children. 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 - Unique responses of the pediatric musculoskeletal system to forces. Management for common pediatric extremity emergencies. Correlate mechanism of injury, age and anatomy with common and uncommon extremity injuries. Traps that obscure subtle pediatric orthopedic injuries. CLINICAL CLUES TO DETECTING CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE - Findings that are characteristic of physical abuse. Physical findings often confused with physical abuse. Evaluation and appropriate course of action when the suspicion of abuse exists.


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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