AMS - Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Trauma; CA-MRSA; Head Injuries (Hard Copy)

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Title: Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Trauma; CA-MRSA; Head Injuries
Faculty: Rakesh D. Mistry, M.D., M.S. and Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2016  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

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

  1. Recognize injury mechanisms and clinical findings that are characteristic of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
  2. Integrate the role of various laboratory and radiologic tests in the diagnosis of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
  3. Develop and employ appropriate management strategies for children with significant intra-abdominal injuries.
  4. Appraise recent data regarding the utility of focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) in pediatric trauma.

TOPIC 2: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Era of Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): An Evidence-Based Approach.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Detect common skin and soft tissue infections potentially caused by CA-MRSA in children.
  2. Construct a diagnostic approach to common CA-MRSA infections using the most recent pediatric evidence and national guidelines.
  3. Use recent evidence to develop appropriate management strategies for CA-MRSA infections.
  4. Construct an informed approach to antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections.

TOPIC 3: 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

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and, using evidence-based medicine, develop clinical strategies for the emergency treatment of severe head injury in childhood.
  2. Apply an evidence-based medicine approach to decisions regarding obtaining a CT scan in children after minor head trauma.
  3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions in pediatric patients.
  4. Demonstrate use of currently recommended management approaches in children with concussion.


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Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

Title: Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Abdominal Trauma; CA-MRSA; Head Injuries
Faculty: Rakesh D. Mistry, M.D., M.S. and Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2016  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

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

  1. Recognize injury mechanisms and clinical findings that are characteristic of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
  2. Integrate the role of various laboratory and radiologic tests in the diagnosis of solid organ injury and hollow viscus injury in children.
  3. Develop and employ appropriate management strategies for children with significant intra-abdominal injuries.
  4. Appraise recent data regarding the utility of focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) in pediatric trauma.

TOPIC 2: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Era of Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): An Evidence-Based Approach.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Detect common skin and soft tissue infections potentially caused by CA-MRSA in children.
  2. Construct a diagnostic approach to common CA-MRSA infections using the most recent pediatric evidence and national guidelines.
  3. Use recent evidence to develop appropriate management strategies for CA-MRSA infections.
  4. Construct an informed approach to antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections.

TOPIC 3: 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

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and, using evidence-based medicine, develop clinical strategies for the emergency treatment of severe head injury in childhood.
  2. Apply an evidence-based medicine approach to decisions regarding obtaining a CT scan in children after minor head trauma.
  3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions in pediatric patients.
  4. Demonstrate use of currently recommended management approaches in children with concussion.

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