CME - Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Review and Update

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 05, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 09, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 05, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 06, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - MANAGEMENT OF THE CRITICALLY ILL NEONATE – Signs of distress in a neonate. Differential diagnosis of the critically ill neonate. Methods of obtaining vascular access in the neonate. Treatment plan for the initial stabilization of a critically ill neonate. FEVER IN THE INFANT AND TODDLER - Differential diagnosis for infants presenting with fever. Diagnostic and treatment strategies for children with fever in different age groups (0-4 weeks, 4-8 weeks, 2 months – 2 years). Common causes of fever in different age groups. DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS – Presenting signs and symptoms. Initial therapy, based on the consensus statement of the American Diabetes Association. Children with diabetic ketoacidosis that may be candidates for outpatient management. Presentation of type I and type II diabetes. DEHYDRATION – Apply clinical findings to accurately assess dehydration. Role of laboratory testing in suspected dehydration. Manage mildly-moderately dehydrated children with oral rehydration therapy. Indications for and the initial approach to parenteral fluid therapy. DAY 2 - ACUTE ASTHMA – Inhaled bronchodilator therapy for acute asthma. Role of systemic and inhaled steroids in the management of acute asthma exacerbations. Use of additional therapies including magnesium sulfate and heliox. Airway and ventilator management for severe acute asthma. SEIZURES – Evaluation and management, based on guidelines form the American Academy of Pediatrics practice parameter, of a febrile seizure. Evaluation and management, based on the practice parameter from the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society, of a first time afebrile seizure. Treatment for status epilepticus. EVALUATION OF SUSPECTED PHYSICAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN – Common presentations of non-accidental trauma. Evaluation of suspected non-accidental trauma. Principles of correct documentation for forensic purposes. LACERATIONS AND ANIMAL BITES – Treatment plans for wound repair based on the size and depth of the laceration. Wounds requiring antibiotic prophylaxis. Approach and treatment for children at risk for rabies and tetanus. DAY 3 - HEMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES: SICKLE CELL AND ITP – Clinical presentations of sickle cell complications. Evaluate and manage the febrile child with sickle cell disease. Clinical signs and laboratory evaluation of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Treatment options for children with ITP. PEDIATRIC PAIN – Pain assessment tools recommended for use by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Barriers to the treatment of pain in children. Analgesic treatment plan for common painful pediatric conditions. INTERESTING CASES: WHEN A LONG DAY BECOMES A PAIN IN THE “BACK” – Clinical features of diagnoses associated with back pain. Differential diagnosis for each described clinical presentation. Initial evaluation and treatment plan for back pain. PHARMACOGENOMICS IN THE ED: SNPS – Key terms and nomenclature used in pharmacogenomics. Impact of known polymorphisms on clinical efficacy. How the knowledge of inducers and inhibitors might affect medication prescription. DAY 4 - AIRWAY MANAGEMENT – Evaluate and identify high risk airways using the American Society of Anesthesiologist's Practice Guidelines of the Difficult Airway. Basic airway devices and adjuncts that can be used. Performing endotracheal intubations in challenging scenarios. PEDIATRIC 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. SPORTS INJURIES – Mechanism of injury for common sports injuries. Common sporting injuries of the elbow, shoulder, knee and ankle. Evidence-based treatment plan and when to refer. 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. DAY 5 - EKG WORKSHOP – Important EKG abnormalities. Treatment plan, based on American Heart Association guidelines, for arrhythmias. Differentiate concerning from non-concerning abnormalities seen on pediatric EKGs. CARDIAC EMERGENCIES – Common clinical scenarios indicating the presence of cardiac disease. Differential diagnosis for chest pain. Pathophysiology and stabilization of common cardiac conditions. TOXICOLOGY: DRUG STORE TO DANCE FLOOR – Toxic and non-toxic ingestions. Common accidental ingestions. Diagnosis and management of newer drugs being used by children. BRONCHIOLITIS, CROUP – Clinical presentation of infants with bronchiolitis. Bronchodilator and corticosteroid therapy for bronchiolitis. Manage children with mild, moderate and severe croup using the latest evidence on interventions.


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