Pediatrics

Pediatrics Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 72 (PED72) Topics Include:  Criteria for Cerebral Palsy, Manage Appendicitis, Childhood Brain Development, Behavioral Disorders, Effects of Prematurity, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PED72
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PED72A, PED72B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Developmental Abnormalities

List the diagnostic criteria for cerebral palsy; Distinguish between cerebral palsy and other metabolic or dystonic conditions with similar presentation; Identify normal and abnormal neurologic findings in infants and children; Distinguish among common genetic syndromes and sequences based on physical findings; Determine whether genetic testing is indicated for a child with developmental abnormalities.

Update on Pediatric Neurology

Identify cognitive and neurodevelopmental delays in children with a history of premature birth; Discuss the prevalence of learning disabilities, and behavioral and emotional issues associated with prematurity; Review new recommendations about neonatal neurology and predict outcomes for premature infants; Recognize infants and children considered at high risk for autism; Identify key factors that affect neonatal and childhood brain development.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Abdominal Pain

Compare the clinical, radiologic, histologic, and endoscopic findings of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Identify the phenotypes of Crohn disease and the categories of ulcerative colitis; Treat inflammatory bowel disease using appropriate medication and nutrition; Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies for patients presenting with abdominal pain; List predisposing factors for various causes of abdominal pain.

Update in Emergency Medicine

Diagnose and manage appendicitis, including consideration of antibiotic rather than surgical treatment; Recognize signs of intussusception; Diagnose pyloric stenosis; Obtain computed tomography for pediatric head trauma when appropriate according to guideline from Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network; Treat asthma exacerbations.

Conversion Processes/Medical Complexity

List the psychological criteria associated with conversion disorder; Evaluate physical and psychological symptoms concurrently to confirm or rule out a conversion disorder; Recognize the importance of health-care coordination for children with special health-care needs; Identify components of the care of children with special health-care needs that should be addressed by the primary care physician; Encourage shared decision making for families of children with special health-care needs.

Update on Obesity

Determine the weight status of children; Identify children at high risk for cardiovascular and other health complications; Guide patients in setting appropriate goals for
weight management; Suggest interventions most likely to result in weight loss; Perform a thorough diagnostic examination in obese children.

Persistent Fever/Obstructive Sleep Apnea

List the diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki disease; 2. Use laboratory data to confirm the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease in children with incomplete presentation; Administer appropriate treatment for Kawasaki disease; Identify risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea; Evaluate the results of polysomnography to determine the degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Pediatric Potpourri

Incorporate recent evidence about bedtime use of mobile devices and use of e-cigarettes among children and adolescents into daily office practice; Discuss the effects of the timing of planned, preterm cesarean delivery on a child's future development; Recommend early introduction of certain foods into the infant diet to reduce the development of allergic disorders; Review current treatment options for retinopathy of prematurity; Summarize the varied effects of prematurity and low birth weight on the visual system.

Update on Substance Abuse

Evaluate acute effects of intoxication caused by the use of Molly, synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids, and other club drugs; Recognize the near-withdrawal state associated with days following the use of Molly or MDMA; List negative short- and long-term effects associated with the use of club drugs, marijuana, and opioids.; Cite data on the relationship between marijuana use and an increased risk for schizophrenia, particularly in patients with other risk factors; Assess the utility of the SBIRT paradigm in daily clinical practice with pediatric patients and families.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Perspectives on Psychopharmacology

Explain the principles of prescribing psychiatric medications to patients and their families; Prescribe medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression; Monitor for common and serious side effects of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications; Incorporate screening tools for the identification of behavioral disorders into daily practice; Appropriately refer cases that require the attention of a specialist.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Developmental Abnormalities

List the diagnostic criteria for cerebral palsy; Distinguish between cerebral palsy and other metabolic or dystonic conditions with similar presentation; Identify normal and abnormal neurologic findings in infants and children; Distinguish among common genetic syndromes and sequences based on physical findings; Determine whether genetic testing is indicated for a child with developmental abnormalities.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Abdominal Pain

Compare the clinical, radiologic, histologic, and endoscopic findings of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Identify the phenotypes of Crohn disease and the categories of ulcerative colitis; Treat inflammatory bowel disease using appropriate medication and nutrition; Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies for patients presenting with abdominal pain; List predisposing factors for various causes of abdominal pain.

Update in Emergency Medicine

Diagnose and manage appendicitis, including consideration of antibiotic rather than surgical treatment; Recognize signs of intussusception; Diagnose pyloric stenosis; Obtain computed tomography for pediatric head trauma when appropriate according to guideline from Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network; Treat asthma exacerbations.

Conversion Processes/Medical Complexity

List the psychological criteria associated with conversion disorder; Evaluate physical and psychological symptoms concurrently to confirm or rule out a conversion disorder; Recognize the importance of health-care coordination for children with special health-care needs; Identify components of the care of children with special health-care needs that should be addressed by the primary care physician; Encourage shared decision making for families of children with special health-care needs.

Persistent Fever/Obstructive Sleep Apnea

List the diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki disease; 2. Use laboratory data to confirm the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease in children with incomplete presentation; Administer appropriate treatment for Kawasaki disease; Identify risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea; Evaluate the results of polysomnography to determine the degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Update on Pediatric Neurology

Identify cognitive and neurodevelopmental delays in children with a history of premature birth; Discuss the prevalence of learning disabilities, and behavioral and emotional issues associated with prematurity; Review new recommendations about neonatal neurology and predict outcomes for premature infants; Recognize infants and children considered at high risk for autism; Identify key factors that affect neonatal and childhood brain development.

Update on Obesity

Determine the weight status of children; Identify children at high risk for cardiovascular and other health complications; Guide patients in setting appropriate goals for
weight management; Suggest interventions most likely to result in weight loss; Perform a thorough diagnostic examination in obese children.

Pediatric Potpourri

Incorporate recent evidence about bedtime use of mobile devices and use of e-cigarettes among children and adolescents into daily office practice; Discuss the effects of the timing of planned, preterm cesarean delivery on a child's future development; Recommend early introduction of certain foods into the infant diet to reduce the development of allergic disorders; Review current treatment options for retinopathy of prematurity; Summarize the varied effects of prematurity and low birth weight on the visual system.

Update on Substance Abuse

Evaluate acute effects of intoxication caused by the use of Molly, synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids, and other club drugs; Recognize the near-withdrawal state associated with days following the use of Molly or MDMA; List negative short- and long-term effects associated with the use of club drugs, marijuana, and opioids.; Cite data on the relationship between marijuana use and an increased risk for schizophrenia, particularly in patients with other risk factors; Assess the utility of the SBIRT paradigm in daily clinical practice with pediatric patients and families.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Perspectives on Psychopharmacology

Explain the principles of prescribing psychiatric medications to patients and their families; Prescribe medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression; Monitor for common and serious side effects of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications; Incorporate screening tools for the identification of behavioral disorders into daily practice; Appropriately refer cases that require the attention of a specialist.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticeInternal Medicine, Allergy, Sports MedicineObesity and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Pediatrics CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Pediatrics plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.