Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach

OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the epidemiology and classify commonly presenting infectious diseases; differentiate among the various serious infections requiring immediate therapy; apply appropriate use of laboratory studies and determine when to refer to a specialist. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives, with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. Since Infectious Diseases is a specialty field of medicine that affects all areas of Primary Care to include: FM, IM, EM and Pediatrics, this course was designed to cover the spectrum of Infectious Diseases essential to all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician.
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Activity Title: Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach
Activity Dates: January 14-18, 2013
Presenting Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
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NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION
Following this course, the participant should be able
to appraise the epidemiology and classify commonly
presenting infectious diseases; differentiate among
the various serious infections requiring immediate
therapy; apply appropriate use of laboratory studies
and determine when to refer to a specialist. This
activity is expected to result in improved competence
in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing
effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with
the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.
The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior
with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine,
as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives,
with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to
refer. Since Infectious Diseases is a specialty field of
medicine that affects all areas of Primary Care to
include: FM, IM, EM and Pediatrics, this course was
designed to cover the spectrum of Infectious
Diseases essential to all practitioners at the level of a
practicing physician.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Day 1
Pediatric Immunization Update.
Upon completion of this session, using information
published by the CDC and AAP, the participant
should be able to:
1. Describe the relevant epidemiology of specific
vaccine-preventable diseases.
2. Appropriately use newer vaccines.
3. Approach the problem of vaccine refusal.
Antibiotic Update.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Review recent trends in antibiotic resistance.
2. Improve empiric antibiotic usage for common
pediatric conditions.
3. Develop strategies to resist further bacterial
resistance, as recommended by the CDC.
Serious Infections of the Head and Neck.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Differentiate the clinical appearance, diagnosis
and treatment of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal
and parapharyngeal space infections.
2. Develop an approach to the child with red,
swollen eye or cheek.
The Child with “Too Many” Infections.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Perform an office-based evaluation of the child
with frequent infections.
2. Recognize the presentation of the most common
causes of recurrent infections in childhood,
decide when to consider immune deficiency
states, then determine the management issues
for physician providing pediatric healthcare.
Day 2
The Age of MRSA.
Upon completion of this session and using the
evidence-based guidelines from the CDC, the
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and EBM
publications, the participant should be able to:
1. Describe the emergence and development of
drug resistance that led to MRSA.
2. Discuss the prevalence differences and clinical
diagnosis and treatment of community and
hospital associated MRSA.
3. Recognize the importance of accurate and timely
diagnosis when confronted with the possibility of
MRSA.
4. Stratify management according to clinical
scenario and severity.
5. Apply practical and proven preventative
measures to reduce the risk and incidence of
MRSA.
Cases from the Files of a Pediatric ID Consultant.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Learn from instructive pediatric infectious
diseases cases and be able to construct
approaches to a variety of interesting clinical
challenges as presented to the ID consultant.
2. Apply clinical pearls to clinical practice.
Chief Complaint: Fever and Rash.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize distinctive clinical illnesses with fever
and rash.
2. Develop an approach to clinical and laboratory
diagnosis.
Kawasaki Disease.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize clinical/laboratory manifestations of
Kawasaki disease.
2. Evaluate and manage patients according to
AAP/AHA guidelines.
3. Recognize the potential for coronary
complications.
CME Sponsors: American Medical Seminars, Inc.
Activity Title: Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach
Activity Dates: January 14-18, 2013
Presenting Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.
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Day 3
Acute Otitis Media: Of Pathogens and Patients.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize trends in resistance in pediatric
pathogens.
2. Assess recommendations in AAP/AAFP
guidelines.
3. Appropriately prescribe empiric antibiotic therapy.
Tick-Borne Infections: Hot Spots and Bullseyes.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Analyze the epidemiology of tick-borne infections.
2. Recognize the clinical/laboratory manifestations.
3. Appropriately prescribe therapy, incorporating
recent IDSA guidelines.
Fever in Infants.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidencebased
guidelines from EBM publications, the
participant should be able to:
1. Identify the common bacterial pathogens
associated with fever in infants < 8 weeks of age
as compared to older infants.
2. Discuss the rationale for current diagnostic
evaluation in these patients.
3. Apply the appropriate treatment options for this
patient population.
Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infections.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidencebased
guidelines from EBM publications, the
participant should be able to:
1. Integrate the association of age, seasonal,
clinical presentation, and chest x-ray findings with
the etiology of pediatric pneumonia.
2. Develop a diagnostic approach to infants and
children suspected to have pneumonia and
discuss the treatment options and the
implications of emerging bacterial resistance.
Day 4
Virus X: Ubiquitous, Uncanny, Understandable.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize the diverse clinical manifestations of
EBV infection.
2. Order appropriate laboratory work-up based on
the situation.
3. Anticipate natural history and complications of
infection.
Clinical Approach to Congenital Infections.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize clinical/laboratory evidence of
different infections.
2. Discuss the role of maternal serologic testing.
3. Provide therapy and long-term management
plans.
Urinary Tract Infections.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidencebased
guidelines from the AAP, the participant should
be able to:
1. Determine the clinical situations in which urinary
tract infections should be considered.
2. Appraise diagnostic methods for urinary tract
infection, characterize their reliability and
application, and recognize their limitations.
3. Employ the most appropriate treatment options.
4. Assess the controversies concerning follow-up
and prevention strategies.
Infectious Diseases Walking Through Your Office
Door.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidencebased
guidelines from the AAP and the Red Book, the
participant should be able to:
1. Prepare for common and emerging infectious
diseases.
2. Recognize important symptoms and signs.
3. Formulate a plan for management.
DAY 5
Pediatric Meningitis Revisited.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Appraise common presenting features of
bacterial and viral meningitis.
2. Determine the pathogens and develop a
treatment plan concerning bacterial meningitis in
children.
3. Recognize the management priorities and
potential complications of bacterial meningitis.
4. Relate the effects of immunizations practices on
bacterial meningitis.
Cat Scratch Disease: Old and New.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Recognize the classic and more recently
described clinical presentation of cat scratch
disease and the general approach to diagnosis.
2. Explain the use and limitations of diagnostic
laboratory testing options.
3. Utilize the appropriate treatment for the various
clinical conditions associated with Bartonella
henselae infection.
CME Sponsors: American Medical Seminars, Inc.
Activity Title: Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach
Activity Dates: January 14-18, 2013
Presenting Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.
© 2012 American Medical Seminars, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Lymphadenopathy in Children: Diagnostic
Approach.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Differentiate serious from reactive adenopathy.
2. Approach patient based on location and tempo of
adenopathy.
3. Use appropriate laboratory aids in diagnosis.
Influenza: What’s New and What You Can Do.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to:
1. Identify recent changes in influenza
epidemiology.
2. Enumerate CDC recommendations for
immunization.
3. Appropriately prescribe antiviral prophylaxis and
treatment.

14 Jan - 18 Jan 2013

Serasota
United States of America
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