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, small group discussions, workshops, and simulation in procedural skills, resuscitation and diagnostic reasoning.
American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certificatino (MOC) Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (Part 2)
An application to include an MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment will be submitted for approval to the American Board of Pediatrics.
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 the controversies around fluid resuscitation in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis
- 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
- Recognize patients with emerging infectious diseases presenting to the Emergency Department
- Be able to implement new evidence about use of noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients with bronchiolitis and other respiratory conditions