Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy and the Cutting Edge

Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus
3501 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Nov 7, 2018-Nov 9, 2018

Course Overview

The increasing number of acutely ill and injured pediatric patients presenting to emergency departments and offices requires that emergency physicians, pediatric emergency physicians, pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants be prepared to assess, diagnose and expertly treat a wide variety of pediatric emergencies. Diagnostic and therapeutic practices continue to evolve, and patient care recommendations and guidelines continue to improve. This course will feature state-of-the-art teaching formats, including evidence-based lectures and simulation in procedural skills, resuscitation and diagnostic reasoning.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe approach to the resuscitation of a child in cardiopulmonary arrest based on the most recent PALS guidelines
  • Discuss key aspects of pediatric sepsis and controversies around fluid resuscitation
  • Elaborate on areas of consensus and controversy in managing pediatric trauma
  • Describe newer indications and uses for point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques for evaluating common sports injuries

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