General Pediatrics Course Presentations

This seminar focuses on general pediatrics and was delivered in Salzburg, Austria, from September 9 – 15, 2018. The lectures are prepared by staff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in weeklong modules that are prepared in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation's Open Medical Institute. The lectures of this seminar are presented in the order of the live event.

Visual Diagnosis and Case Unknowns

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be given an overview of various cases that highlight key features of many common pediatric illnesses involving dermatologic unknowns, physical exam unknowns, and radiologic unknowns.

Quality Improvement

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the background of quality improvement and CHOP Clinical Pathway Program, as well as understand how to use specific tools to develop quality improvement projects.

Presenter: Jessica Hart, MD

Children Exposed to Violence - Neurodevelopmental Implications

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the impact of violence exposure on the neurodevelopment and health of children and how to increase awareness, as well as recognize the interaction of child maltreatment, intimate partner violence (IPV), and need for screening as a child maltreatment prevention strategy.

A Primer on Research Study Designs

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the types of epidemiological study designs in clinical research, understand how to determine a study design based on research question, and recognize the specific implications of different research variables.

Brief Resolved Unexplained Events

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the transition from using the term ALTEs to BRUE, as well as the epidemiology, differential diagnosis and limitations of an ALTE, the difference between a low-risk versus a high-risk BRUE, and the evaluation and management plan for infants presenting with BRUE.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the epidemiology, risk factors, protective factors, and prevention counseling for patients presenting with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Approach to Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the approaches to acute and non-acute sexual assault evaluations, recognize common presentations in child sexual abuse and potential mimickers, and understand the integration of healthcare and investigations using the child advocacy center model.

Bronchiolitis: Diagnosis and Management

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the pathophysiology, clinical features and treatment of acute bronchiolitis, as well as review the AAP Clinical Guidelines and CHOP's Clinical Pathway for patients with bronchiolitis.

Presenter: Jessica Hart, MD

Patient Safety

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe harm in healthcare, as well as understand why it exists, the evolution of patient safety, ways to reduce medical adverse events, and how to learn from errors.

Presenter: Jessica Hart, MD

Physical Abuse Cutaneous Injuries

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to recognize common accidental and abusive bruising patterns, characteristics of burns that suggest an abusive etiology, and cutaneous injuries that are common or precursors to serious physical abuse. In addition, participants should be able to understand imaging evaluation plans for infants and young children presenting with injuries concerning for abuse.

Potpourri of Pediatric Problems

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the differential diagnosis and approach to various pediatric concerns, as well as recognize the specific management and specialty support to these pediatric conditions.

Teaching Clinical Reasoning

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the various thinking and teaching methods, the process for making clinical decisions, and some strategies for assessing clinical reasoning as physicians.

Kawasaki Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to analyze the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease, describe its clinical features, understand the pathogenesis of coronary aneurisms, and understand how to apply the new AHA guidelines for treating Kawasaki disease.

Factitious Disorders

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to recognize factitious illnesses and the potential risks of this caregiver pathology, understand the spectrum of medical child abuse and the relationship to factitious disorder imposed on another, and recognize several presentations of medical child abuse and the role of medical provider in identification and management.

Pediatric Sedation

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the use of procedural sedation and its levels, understand what to consider when developing a sedation plan and how to safely monitor the patient, as well as describe the most common routes and agents of sedation and its associated complications.

Presenter: Jessica Hart, MD

Physical Abuse

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the challenges to recognizing and diagnosing abuse, identifying child and injury characteristic associated with abusive head trauma, abusive fractures, and abusive abdominal injuries. In addition, participants should be able to understand how to formulate an evaluation plan for cases of suspected physical abuse.

Limp and Refusal to Walk

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to define a normal gait for a toddler and child, understand how to develop an approach to assessing an abnormal gait, and recognize how to apply this approach to exemplary cases.

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