Title: PDpu-Pediatrics- Pulmonary-Upper Airway Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient; Acute Management of Childhood Asthma; Pediatric Respiratory Infections: Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Croup
Faculty: Joshua Belfer, MD, Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P. Robert A. Belfer, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021 Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
TOPIC 1: Upper Airway Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient.
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
- Recommend medication therapy for selected upper airway emergencies.
- Interpret the most recent evidence-based literature in the approach to the child with croup.
- Distinguish and discriminate among the varied presentations of pediatric stridor.
TOPIC 2: Acute Management of Childhood Asthma.
Upon completion of this session, using published practice guidelines and Cochrane EBM sources, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Determine the appropriate use of albuterol by metered-dose inhaler, intermittent nebulizer, and continuous nebulizer for children with moderate and severe asthma exacerbations.
- Appropriately apply the evidence regarding levalbuterol as compared with albuterol in the treatment of childhood asthma.
- Employ recent data and recommendations for the use of steroids, magnesium sulfate, terbutaline, and ipratropium bromide in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations.
- Recognize indications for inpatient hospitalization in children with acute asthma exacerbations.
TOPIC 3: Pediatric Respiratory Infections: Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Croup
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Develop a pathway approach to the management of acute asthma exacerbations.
- Develop management strategies for pediatric bronchiolitis.
- Apply a pathway driven approach to the diagnosis and management of pediatric pneumonia and croup.