Title: Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Pathogens in the News; UTIs; Kawasaki Disease
Faculty: Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2016 Review Date: July 1, 2017 Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
TOPIC 1: Pathogens in the News: What Do They Mean For You.
Upon completion of this session and using the guidelines from the CDC, the participant should beable to: GL, COMP
- Recognize the current epidemiology of highly contagious viral or other infectious diseases that are of most immediate public health concern.
- Identify key clinical manifestations, as documented by the CDC guidelines, of these diseases.
- Plan for necessary precautions for newly identified viruses as developed and recommended by the CDC protocols and guidelines.
- Employ CDC recommended actions to contact Hospital, Local, State and Federal Health Officials as appropriate or mandated.
TOPIC 2: Urinary Tract Infections.
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from the AAP, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Determine the clinical situations in which urinary tract infections should be considered.
- Appraise diagnostic methods for urinary tract infection, characterize their reliability and application, and recognize their limitations.
- Employ the most appropriate treatment options.
- Assess the controversies concerning follow-up and prevention strategies.
TOPIC 3: Kawasaki Disease.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Recognize clinical/laboratory manifestations of Kawasaki disease.
- Evaluate and manage patients according to AAP/AHA guidelines.
- Recognize the potential for coronary complications.