Title: Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatric Poisonings; Pediatric Meningitis
Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., F.A.A.P., Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022
TOPIC 1: Non-Traumatic Surgical Abdominal Emergencies.
Upon completion of this session, using national Evidence Based Medicine sources including Cochrane Collaboration and published guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Recognize pediatric abdominal processes that require surgical intervention.
- Formulate and prepare initial emergency room management of specific abdominal surgical emergencies.
TOPIC 2: Pediatric Poisonings.
Upon completion of this session, using AAP guidelines and evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Review data on pediatric poisonings including recent trends.
- Employ appropriate gastrointestinal decontamination in a variety of pediatric ingestions.
- Discuss management of several specific poisonings.
TOPIC 3: Pediatric Meningitis Revisited.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Appraise common presenting features of bacterial and viral meningitis.
- Determine the pathogens and develop a treatment plan concerning bacterial meningitis in children as per the Cochrane Database, systematic reviews, and AAP Guidelines.
- Recognize the management priorities and potential complications of bacterial meningitis.
- Relate the effects of immunizations practices on bacterial meningitis.