Title: PDtr-Pediatrics – Trauma: Abdominal Trauma; Head Injuries; Upper Extremity Fractures
Faculty: Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P., Rakesh D. Mistry, M.D., M.S.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR EACH TOPIC:
TOPIC 1: Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children.
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine and published guidelines, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Recognize injury mechanisms and clinical findings that are characteristic of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
- Integrate the role of various laboratory and radiologic tests in the diagnosis of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
- Develop and employ appropriate management strategies for children with significant intra-abdominal injuries.
- Appraise recent data regarding the utility of focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) in pediatric trauma.
TOPIC 2: Head Injuries 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 severe head injury 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.
- Demonstrate use of currently recommended management approaches in children with concussion.
TOPIC 3: Upper Extremity Fractures in Children Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Develop an age-appropriate evaluation to upper extremity fractures in children.
- Detect common upper extremity fractures using common diagnostic and radiographic techniques.
- Evaluate indications for emergent and outpatient orthopedic consultation in children with upper extremity injuries.