Title: PDem-Pediatrics – Emergencies: Trauma/Fractures; Appendicitis; Visual Diagnosis
Faculty: Robert A. Belfer, M.D., Mark D. Joffe, M.D., Richard J. Scarfone, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Trauma in the Pediatric Patient
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine and guidelines from the 4th International Symposium on Concussion in Sport, the participants should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Describe the pathophysiology and, using evidence-based medicine, develop clinical strategies for the emergency treatment of head injury/concussion in childhood.
- Apply an evidence-based medicine approach to decisions regarding obtaining a CT scan in children after minor head trauma.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions in pediatric patients.
- Recognize common pediatric fractures and learn how to manage them and when to refer to Orthopedics.
TOPIC 2: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis in Childhood
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM COMP
- Review the pathophysiology of appendicitis.
- Associate the pathophysiology of appendicitis with the signs and symptoms.
- Analyze various diagnostic approaches to appendicitis in childhood.
- Criticize the care provided in several cases of appendicitis missed at the time of initial ED evaluation.
TOPIC 3: Visual Diagnosis
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Demonstrate the ability to identify diagnoses in children by simple visual inspection.
- Discriminate among common pediatric diagnoses by asking appropriate historical questions.
- Employ Evidence Based Medicine and Guideline based management of diseases such as Lyme, Bell’s Palsy, DKA, and other commonly seen disorders.