Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Review and Update

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 09, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 07, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - ACUTE ASTHMA: 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. MANAGEMENT OF THE CRITICALLY ILL NEONATE - Signs of distress in a neonate. Differential diagnosis of the critically ill neonate. Treatment plan for the initial stabilization of a critically ill neonate. BRONCHIOLITIS AND CROUP - Clinical presentation of infants with bronchiolitis. Bronchodilator and corticosteroid therapy for bronchiolitis. Mild, moderate, and severe croup. ENDOCRINE EMERGENCIES: DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS - Describe the presenting signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Select appropriate initial therapy for the child with diabetic ketoacidosis. Identify those children with diabetic ketoacidosis that may be candidates for outpatient management. Contrast the presentation of type I and type II diabetes in children. DAY 2 – SEIZURES - Evaluation and management of a febrile seizure. Evaluation and management of a first time afebrile seizure. Etiologies of pediatric status epilepticus. Status epilepticus. FEVER IN THE INFANT AND TODDLER - Differential diagnosis for infants and toddlers presenting with fever. 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. Children at risk for rabies or tetanus. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DEHYDRATION - Clinical findings to accurately assess dehydration. 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 - MANAGEMENT OF BURNS - Treat minor burns in children on an outpatient basis. Supportive care for patients with major burns, including treatment of smoke inhalation and fluid management. Indications for referral for inpatient or specialty care. HEMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES: UPDATES ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND ITP - Clinical presentations of sickle cell complications. Febrile child with sickle cell disease. Clinical signs and laboratory evaluation of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Treatment options for ITP. ABDOMINAL EMERGENCIES - Differential diagnosis for abdominal pain. Common and life-threatening causes of abdominal pain. Diagnostic imaging options for abdominal pain. 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 HEAD TRAUMA - Initial approach to head injury. Children at low and high risk for intracranial injury. Evaluation and treatment strategy for head injury of varying degrees of severity. EVALUATION OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS - Differential diagnosis of altered mental status. Signs of cerebral herniation. Initial stabilization measures for altered mental status. Approach to evaluating altered mental status. ORTHOPEDICS - Anatomic differences between child and adult bones/joints. Fractures involving the growth plate. Fractures associated with abuse. Common orthopedic injuries and when to refer. ACUTE GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS - Common gynecologic problems that present in childhood and adolescence. Evaluation and management of sexually transmitted infections. Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding. DAY 5 - PRESENTATIONS OF CARDIAC DISEASE - Common clinical scenarios indicating the presence of cardiac disease. Pathophysiology of some common heart diseases. EKG WORKSHOP - Contrast normal adult and pediatric EKGs. Important EKG abnormalities. Treatment plans for EKG abnormalities. EVALUATION OF SUSPECTED PHYSICAL ABUSE - Common presentations of non-accidental trauma. Evaluation of suspected non-accidental trauma. Principles of correct documentation for forensic purposes. TOXICOLOGY: ACCIDENTAL AND INTENTIONAL INGESTIONS - Toxic and non-toxic ingestions. Common accidental ingestions. Diagnosis and management of newer drugs being used.


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