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 71 (PED71) Topics Include:  Pediatric Pearls, Update on Child Abuse, Causes of Arthritis in Children, Current Guidelines for the Influenza Vaccine, Distinguish Between Dysphoria and Anhedonia, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Adolescent Medicine Review

Identify barriers to health care for adolescents; Screen for and appropriately treat sexually transmitted infections among the adolescent population; Counsel patients about prevention of sexually transmitted infections; Assess pubertal development using the Tanner stages; Recognize the signs and symptoms of precocious puberty and delayed puberty.

Pediatric Pearls

Distinguish among chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome; Identify the causes of conditions associated with pain and chronic fatigue; Treat patients with conditions associated with pain and chronic fatigue; Counsel patients about breast reconstruction or augmentation; Determine age-appropriate interventions for patients with protruding ears.

Psychosocial Issues

Define common motivations for suicidality in children and teenagers; Identify risk factors for suicidal behavior in children and teenagers; Manage suicidality in different age groups; Recognize the benefits of exposure to nature in the pediatric population; List the medical conditions that may be improved or prevented by exposure to nature.

Immune-Mediated Neurologic Syndromes/Epilepsy

Diagnose opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome; Treat children with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalopathy; Distinguish pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuro; psychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS) from purely psychiatric disorders; Identify epilepsy syndromes that warrant evaluation at an epilepsy center; Recommend nonsurgical treatment options for epilepsy syndromes.

Update on Child Abuse

Recognize injury patterns associated with abuse; Order appropriate studies for workup of children with signs of abuse; React appropriately to a child's disclosure of abuse; Distinguish sentinel injuries from those not associated with child abuse; List risk factors for failure to recognize signs of child abuse.

QUALIFIES FOR CHILD ABUSE

Update on Allergy

Characterize the nature and severity of reactions to %u03B2-lactam antibiotics, narcotic analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics, and radiocontrast media; Recognize appropriate applications for penicillin skin testing; Educate families about current guidelines for the influenza vaccine in patients with egg allergy; Identify patients at risk for life-threatening reactions to insect stings; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for venom immunotherapy.

Rheumatology Consultation

Differentiate between infectious and rheumatic causes of arthritis in children; List the signs and symptoms of infection caused by chikungunya and Zika viruses; Identify patients with systemic lupus erythematosus using diagnostic criteria and laboratory testing; Recognize patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who are at high risk for renal and central nervous system complications; Supplement the use of prednisone with other agents to treat children with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Preventive Cardiology/Sickle Cell Disease

Screen children for hypertension and hyperlipidemia at the appropriate ages; Identify barriers to meeting requirements for nutrition and activity in children; Manage hypercholesterolemia and hypertension in children; Distinguish among the different types of sickle cell disease; Anticipate and treat potential complications of sickle cell disease.

Pediatric Dermatology

Distinguish among different pigmentary lesions of the skin; Prescribe appropriate treatment for atopic dermatitis and folliculitis; List potential complications of molluscum contagiosum; Determine whether referral is indicated for infant hemangiomas; Gather information helpful in distinguishing between bedbug and flea infestations.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Identify anxiety disorders in children; Distinguish between dysphoria and anhedonia as an indicator of either anxiety or depression; Explain the phases of the trauma narrative; Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment for a child with an anxiety disorder; Manage common side effects associated with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Pediatric Pearls

Distinguish among chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome; Identify the causes of conditions associated with pain and chronic fatigue; Treat patients with conditions associated with pain and chronic fatigue; Counsel patients about breast reconstruction or augmentation; Determine age-appropriate interventions for patients with protruding ears.

Psychosocial Issues

Define common motivations for suicidality in children and teenagers; Identify risk factors for suicidal behavior in children and teenagers; Manage suicidality in different age groups; Recognize the benefits of exposure to nature in the pediatric population; List the medical conditions that may be improved or prevented by exposure to nature.

Update on Child Abuse

Recognize injury patterns associated with abuse; Order appropriate studies for workup of children with signs of abuse; React appropriately to a child's disclosure of abuse; Distinguish sentinel injuries from those not associated with child abuse; List risk factors for failure to recognize signs of child abuse.

QUALIFIES FOR CHILD ABUSE

Rheumatology Consultation

Differentiate between infectious and rheumatic causes of arthritis in children; List the signs and symptoms of infection caused by chikungunya and Zika viruses; Identify patients with systemic lupus erythematosus using diagnostic criteria and laboratory testing; Recognize patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who are at high risk for renal and central nervous system complications; Supplement the use of prednisone with other agents to treat children with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Pediatric Dermatology

Distinguish among different pigmentary lesions of the skin; Prescribe appropriate treatment for atopic dermatitis and folliculitis; List potential complications of molluscum contagiosum; Determine whether referral is indicated for infant hemangiomas; Gather information helpful in distinguishing between bedbug and flea infestations.

Adolescent Medicine Review

Identify barriers to health care for adolescents; Screen for and appropriately treat sexually transmitted infections among the adolescent population; Counsel patients about prevention of sexually transmitted infections; Assess pubertal development using the Tanner stages; Recognize the signs and symptoms of precocious puberty and delayed puberty.

Immune-Mediated Neurologic Syndromes/Epilepsy

Diagnose opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome; Treat children with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalopathy; Distinguish pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuro; psychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS) from purely psychiatric disorders; Identify epilepsy syndromes that warrant evaluation at an epilepsy center; Recommend nonsurgical treatment options for epilepsy syndromes.

Update on Allergy

Characterize the nature and severity of reactions to %u03B2-lactam antibiotics, narcotic analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics, and radiocontrast media; Recognize appropriate applications for penicillin skin testing; Educate families about current guidelines for the influenza vaccine in patients with egg allergy; Identify patients at risk for life-threatening reactions to insect stings; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for venom immunotherapy.

Preventive Cardiology/Sickle Cell Disease

Screen children for hypertension and hyperlipidemia at the appropriate ages; Identify barriers to meeting requirements for nutrition and activity in children; Manage hypercholesterolemia and hypertension in children; Distinguish among the different types of sickle cell disease; Anticipate and treat potential complications of sickle cell disease.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Identify anxiety disorders in children; Distinguish between dysphoria and anhedonia as an indicator of either anxiety or depression; Explain the phases of the trauma narrative; Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment for a child with an anxiety disorder; Manage common side effects associated with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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.