Title: Pediatrics – Common Problems: Concussion and Sports; Fever and Rash; Tick Borne Infections
Faculty: Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N.; John M. Loiselle, M.D., F.A.A.P.; Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
Concussion and Sports: A Guide for Primary Care
Upon completion of this session, using Cochrane EBM sources and guidelines from the 3rd International Symposium on Concussion in Sports, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Describe the pathophysiology and, using evidence-based medicine, review the emergency treatment of concussion.
- Apply an evidence-based medicine approach to decisions regarding imaging after minor head trauma.
- Demonstrate use of currently recommended management approaches for assessment, follow up, and return to play.
Fever and Rash – When to Worry.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Employ a standardized approach to a febrile child with petechiae.
- Identify distinguishing characteristics of rashes in the child with fever.
- Enumerate historical clues that are helpful in evaluating rashes.
- Apply the AAP policy regarding use of meningococcal vaccinations in children.
Tick-Borne Infections: Hot Spots and Bullseyes.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Analyze the epidemiology of tick-borne infections.
- Recognize the clinical/laboratory manifestations.
- Appropriately prescribe therapy, incorporating recent IDSA guidelines.