Pediatric Emergency Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Following this course, the participant should be able to formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis of the various presenting disorders; apply proper life-stabilizing measures as well as identify the life-threatening emergencies as requiring urgent treatment and/or hospital admission; organize an approach to diagnosis and test ordering and develop a treatment plan based on current evidence as well as providing cost-effective outcomes. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making 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. There is a need to increase competence in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine since it affects not only those in EM but even those practicing in clinical settings such as FP, GP and Pediatricians; therefore, this course was designed as a review and update for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician.
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Day 1 Office Management of Mild to Moderate Asthma. Emergency Management of Severe Asthma. Fever and Rash – When to Worry. Pediatric Status Epilepticus and Febrile Seizures.
Day 2 Clinical Clues to Detecting Child Physical Abuse. Managing Animal Bites. The Red Hot Eye. No Time to Waste – Surgical Emergencies in Children.
Day 3 Teaching Pearls You Should Know. Infants Behaving Badly. Ingested and Aspirated Foreign Bodies. Upper Extremity Injuries in Children.
Day 4 Urinary Tract Infections in Children. Approach to the Febrile Young Child. The Febrile Young Infant (Birth – 2 months). Visual Diagnosis.
Day 5 Pediatric Head Trauma. Pain Management in the Office and ED. Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): An Evidence-Based Approach. Evaluation and Management of Dehydration in Children.

1 Apr - 5 Apr 2013

Sarasota
United States of America
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