Pediatrics

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 91 (PED91) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PED91
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PED91A, PED91B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Tics and Tourette Syndrome/Telemedicine

Evaluate for Tourette syndrome in patients who present with tics; Recognize comorbidities commonly associated with Tourette syndrome; Optimize treatment goals and strategies in patients who have Tourette syndrome and associated comorbidities; Identify regulatory changes affecting telemedicine brought about by the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic; Elaborate on evidence supporting the use of telemedicine in pediatrics.

Sleep Apnea/Infectious Diseases, Session 2

Evaluate pediatric patients for obstructive sleep apnea; Categorize pediatric obstructive sleep apnea based on the primary structures and severity of obstruction, as detected on drug-induced sleep endoscopy; Determine whether a child requires medical or surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; Screen infants for HIV infection; Treat tuberculosis in children who test positive or have been exposed to adults with active disease.

Neuromuscular Disease/Common Malignancies

Characterize the details of pulmonary involvement in patients with neuromuscular disease and how they differ from other pulmonary patients; Outline general principles for management of neuromuscular disease-related pulmonary pathology and how they apply to specific conditions; Elaborate on the age-related frequency of different pediatric cancers; Recognize presenting features of common pediatric malignancies; Anticipate and mitigate disease- and treatment-related complications of pediatric malignancies.

Palliative Care/Altered Mental Status

Prepare patients and their families for the transition into palliative care; Use appropriate language when discussing goals of pediatric palliative care; Recognize signs and symptoms of altered mental status in pediatric patients; Choose the most appropriate management strategies for children exhibiting signs of altered mental status; Identify common causes of altered mental status in pediatric patients.

Congenital Immunodeficiencies/Infectious Diseases, Session

Formulate a diagnosis for a child with recurrent infections; Distinguish clinical characteristics of patients with humoral immunodeficiency from those with cellular immunodeficiency; Identify the epidemiology and clinical features of gastrointestinal, skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections in children; Order appropriate laboratory tests for determining the cause of severe infection in a child; Recognize manifestations of various fungal and parasitic infections.

Overuse Injuries/Head Lice

Identify risk factors for overuse injuries in pediatric athletes; Diagnose common overuse injuries in young athletes specializing in a sport; Manage overuse injuries in young athletes; Anticipate challenges associated with the treatment of head lice, such as increasing prevalence and resistance to over-the-counter products; Select an appropriate therapeutic agent for managing head lice in children.

Procedural Pain/Infectious Diseases, Session 3

Employ age-appropriate positioning and distraction techniques to reduce a child?s anxiety and pain during vaccinations; Communicate calmly and effectively with patients and parents about medical procedures; Administer topical anesthetics and intranasal anxiolytic agents; Identify and treat bacterial meningitis; Diagnose community-acquired pneumonia, mycoplasma pneumonia, and human herpesvirus-6 infection.

Adrenal Disorders/COVID-19 and Special Healthcare Needs

Diagnose adrenal disorders in children and infants using appropriate screening modalities; Distinguish among adrenal insufficiencies and their various etiologies; Treat adrenal abnormalities; Recognize clinical signs of Cushing syndrome and pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma in pediatric patients; Provide necessary care and resources to children with special needs and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sexually Transmitted Infections/Contraceptive Options

Prescribe effective one-time treatments for patients with positive test results or high suspicion of an STI; Vaccinate children and adolescents against the human papillomavirus; Identify symptoms of Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis; Educate female patients about the benefits of using longacting reversable contraception; Counsel female patients on the benefits and drawbacks of the various types of hormonal contraception available.

Management of Hepatitis /Prevention of Suicide

Recognize risk factors for viral hepatitis in the pediatric population; Manage viral hepatitis infection through the use of vaccines and appropriate pharmaceutical drugs; Determine predictors of response and prognosis in patients with viral hepatitis; Detect trends in adolescent suicidality; Implement strategies to prevent, recognize, and appropriately respond to youth reporting suicidal ideation.

Accreditation

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

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