Title: Emergency Medicine – Adult and Pediatrics: Endocrine Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies; Pediatric Emergency Radiology
Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D., F.A.A.P., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022
TOPIC 1: Endocrine Emergencies.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Develop, using the latest evidence and the ADA position statement, a comprehensive treatment plan for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
- Compare and contrast DKA and hyperosmolar non-ketotic states (HHNK).
- Detect adrenal insufficiency and formulate an efficient treatment plan.
- Construct treatment algorithms as per the AACE guidelines, for the management of thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm.
TOPIC 2: No Time to Waste – Surgical Emergencies.
Upon completion of this session, using information from review articles, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Based on a child’s presenting signs and symptoms suggestive of a surgical emergency, make rapid management decisions based upon referenced Evidence Based Medicine and validated clinical prediction rules.
- Administer appropriate diagnostic studies in the evaluation of children with surgical emergencies.
- Avoid activities that will result in a delayed diagnosis for children with surgical emergencies.
TOPIC 3: Pediatric Emergency Radiology.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Assess the radiographic findings after case description.
- Diagnose various pediatric conditions after case description and radiographic assessment.