CME - Pediatric Emergency Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 06, 2010
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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, including Dr. Scarfone’s research on the use of oral prednisone and nebulized dexamethasone. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ASTHMA - Treatment of severe asthma. Role of continuously nebulized albuterol for severe asthma. Use of magnesium sulfate and intravenously administered beta2- agonists. BRONCHIOLITIS - Benefits and limitations of the most recent recommendations for treatment. Features placing infants at risk for more serious disease. VISUAL DIAGNOSIS, PART I - Common, uncommon and atypical presentations of childhood illnesses. Initial approach to the management of certain childhood illnesses or injuries based on visual clues. Questions to discriminate among similar appearing pediatric diagnoses. DAY 2 - PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY – Specific characteristics of rashes encountered in the acute care setting. Treatment for common dermatologic conditions. Fever and Rash – Initial approach to a febrile child with petechiae. Distinguishing characteristics of rashes with fever. Historical clues that are helpful in evaluating rashes. RED HOT EYE - Eight-point eye examination and what clinical conditions may be identified by each step. 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 and orbital cellulitis. TEACHING PEARLS YOU SHOULD KNOW - Diagnostic test results. Essential facts about common conditions encountered in a Pediatric ED. Diagnostic evaluations. DAY 3 - SURGICAL EMERGENCIES – Signs and symptoms of various acute surgical emergencies. Diagnostic studies to obtain in the evaluation of surgical emergencies. Consequences of delayed diagnosis. 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. Pediatric Status Epilepticus, Febrile Seizures – Management of Status Epilepticus. Laboratory and imaging studies in the acute care setting. Typical features of a simple and complex febrile seizure. ANIMAL BITES – Bites that are at particular risk of infection. Use of prophylactic antibiotics in specific bite wounds. Match specific infecting organisms with the biting animal. DAY 4 - INTERESTING CASES IN PEDIATRIC EM – Approach to the acutely ill child with a confusing presentation. Differential diagnosis for the acutely ill or injured child. THE FEBRILE YOUNG TODDLER IN THE AGE OF THE PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE – Stratify the young child with high fevers into risk categories of occult infections. Current literature regarding occult bacteremia. Apply data from vaccine studies to clinical practice. 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. Appraise recent 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, including those from the NEXUS study. Children who have sustained concussions and guidelines from the International Conference on Concussions. Children who require imaging studies as part of their medical evaluation. PAIN MANAGEMENT – American Society of Anesthesiologists Fasting Guidelines for procedural sedation. Use of ketamine for deep sedation and analgesia. Use of pain management for specific case scenarios commonly seen in an office setting and in an ED. PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC PITFALLS – Unique responses of the musculoskeletal system to forces. Management for common extremity emergencies. Correlate mechanism of injury, age and anatomy with common and uncommon extremity injuries. Traps that obscure subtle orthopedic injuries. DETECTING CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE – Findings that are characteristic of physical abuse. Physical findings often confused with physical abuse. Evaluation and 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