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 76 (PED76) Topics Include:  Foodborne and Waterborne Illness, Pediatric Patients with Syncopal Episodes, Parasites that can Infect Humans, Common Sleep Disorders, Lipogenic Mechanisms of Insulin, and more.

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

Full Course:
PED76
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PED76A, PED76B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Nephrolithiasis/Psychopharmacology

List risk factors for kidney stones in children; Recognize symptoms associated with stones located in the kidney, compared with stones located in the ureter; Choose among medical propulsive therapy, a trial of passage, or surgical intervention for treatment of kidney stone in a child; Appropriately prescribe psychotropic medication based on a child's psychiatric diagnosis and target symptoms; Perform a baseline assessment on all children requiring psychotropic medication.

Foodborne Illness/Animal Bites

Recognize the organisms that most commonly cause foodborne and waterborne illness; Identify patients with clinical presentation consistent with infection by organisms that cause foodborne and waterborne illness; Select appropriate antibiotic therapy for patients with foodborne and waterborne illness; Assess risk for infection in patients with animal bites; Prescribe prophylaxis and antibiotic therapy in patients with animal bites.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Preventing Infection

Recognize which pediatric vaccines may be administered simultaneously at different sites; Tailor vaccination strategies to specific patient populations; Recommend appropriate vaccines for patients planning to travel outside the United States; Use strategies that to encourage adolescent patients to divulge information and cooperate with treatment; Explain the role of risk taking in normative adolescent development.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Food Allergy/Sleep Issues

Identify infants at high risk for developing a peanut allergy; Implement strategies to prevent the development of food allergies; Conduct peanut challenges in appropriate patients; Explain the normal pattern of sleeping and waking in adolescents; Diagnose and treat common sleep disorders in adolescents.

Difficult Families/The Grieving Child

Explain the underlying processes in families that seem difficult; Use effective strategies for communicating with angry or vulnerable family members; Tailor the aspects of the visit to the reason for the difficult interaction; Initiate conversations with children and families about bereavement; Recognize the various ways in which children communicate (or appear to avoid communicating) about a loss.

Maternal Health/Best Recent Articles

Differentiate the features of substance use disorder in women from those in men; Evaluate and treat infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome; Recognize characteristics of children with accidental cannabis ingestion and fetal Zika virus infection; Guide pregnant women in interpreting research on risk for autism spectrum disorders in their offspring associated with taking antidepressant drugs compared with not treating psychiatric disorders; Identify the risks associated with low socioeconomic status in infants.

Syncope/Palpitations and Arrhythmias

Distinguish between cardiac and neurocardiogenic syncope based on patient presentation; Match electrocardiographic findings with common arrhythmias; Recognize concerning findings in pediatric patients with syncopal episodes; Identify potentially life-threatening arrhythmias; Choose the appropriate cardiac monitoring device for a given presentation.

Targeting Insulin in Obesity

Describe the negative feedback pathway for energy balance; List the lipogenic mechanisms of insulin; Distinguish between insulin resistance and insulin hypersecretion based on clinical history and laboratory analyses; Prescribe appropriate dietary or pharmacologic therapy to treat the 2 different insulin disorders involved in obesity; Explain the cellular mechanisms involved in the causes and treatments of obesity.

End-of-Life Treatment/Video Game Addiction

Recognize challenges of applying standard principles of medical ethics to pediatrics; Define the harm principle; Avoid conflict when encountering parents unrealistic expectations about a terminal illness affecting their child; Identify behaviors associated with pathologic gaming or video game addiction; Create a rehabilitation plan for children with video game addiction.

Parasitic Disease/Diagnostic Challenges

List the classes of parasites that can infect humans; Describe the life cycles and modes of transmission of human parasites; Use the most appropriate medications to treat parasitic infections; Recognize the common presentations of parasitic infections in humans; Use history and findings of physical examination to form a differential diagnosis for patients with complex or unusual presentations.

Foodborne Illness/Animal Bites

Recognize the organisms that most commonly cause foodborne and waterborne illness; Identify patients with clinical presentation consistent with infection by organisms that cause foodborne and waterborne illness; Select appropriate antibiotic therapy for patients with foodborne and waterborne illness; Assess risk for infection in patients with animal bites; Prescribe prophylaxis and antibiotic therapy in patients with animal bites.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Preventing Infection

Recognize which pediatric vaccines may be administered simultaneously at different sites; Tailor vaccination strategies to specific patient populations; Recommend appropriate vaccines for patients planning to travel outside the United States; Use strategies that to encourage adolescent patients to divulge information and cooperate with treatment; Explain the role of risk taking in normative adolescent development.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Difficult Families/The Grieving Child

Explain the underlying processes in families that seem difficult; Use effective strategies for communicating with angry or vulnerable family members; Tailor the aspects of the visit to the reason for the difficult interaction; Initiate conversations with children and families about bereavement; Recognize the various ways in which children communicate (or appear to avoid communicating) about a loss.

Syncope/Palpitations and Arrhythmias

Distinguish between cardiac and neurocardiogenic syncope based on patient presentation; Match electrocardiographic findings with common arrhythmias; Recognize concerning findings in pediatric patients with syncopal episodes; Identify potentially life-threatening arrhythmias; Choose the appropriate cardiac monitoring device for a given presentation.

Parasitic Disease/Diagnostic Challenges

List the classes of parasites that can infect humans; Describe the life cycles and modes of transmission of human parasites; Use the most appropriate medications to treat parasitic infections; Recognize the common presentations of parasitic infections in humans; Use history and findings of physical examination to form a differential diagnosis for patients with complex or unusual presentations.

Nephrolithiasis/Psychopharmacology

List risk factors for kidney stones in children; Recognize symptoms associated with stones located in the kidney, compared with stones located in the ureter; Choose among medical propulsive therapy, a trial of passage, or surgical intervention for treatment of kidney stone in a child; Appropriately prescribe psychotropic medication based on a child's psychiatric diagnosis and target symptoms; Perform a baseline assessment on all children requiring psychotropic medication.

Food Allergy/Sleep Issues

Identify infants at high risk for developing a peanut allergy; Implement strategies to prevent the development of food allergies; Conduct peanut challenges in appropriate patients; Explain the normal pattern of sleeping and waking in adolescents; Diagnose and treat common sleep disorders in adolescents.

Maternal Health/Best Recent Articles

Differentiate the features of substance use disorder in women from those in men; Evaluate and treat infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome; Recognize characteristics of children with accidental cannabis ingestion and fetal Zika virus infection; Guide pregnant women in interpreting research on risk for autism spectrum disorders in their offspring associated with taking antidepressant drugs compared with not treating psychiatric disorders; Identify the risks associated with low socioeconomic status in infants.

Targeting Insulin in Obesity

Describe the negative feedback pathway for energy balance; List the lipogenic mechanisms of insulin; Distinguish between insulin resistance and insulin hypersecretion based on clinical history and laboratory analyses; Prescribe appropriate dietary or pharmacologic therapy to treat the 2 different insulin disorders involved in obesity; Explain the cellular mechanisms involved in the causes and treatments of obesity.

End-of-Life Treatment/Video Game Addiction

Recognize challenges of applying standard principles of medical ethics to pediatrics; Define the harm principle; Avoid conflict when encountering parents unrealistic expectations about a terminal illness affecting their child; Identify behaviors associated with pathologic gaming or video game addiction; Create a rehabilitation plan for children with video game addiction.

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.

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  • This is a really great opportunity to learn at a place of choice. Topics were relevant to my practice. Methods were easy to use!

    Stephanie G., PNP, New York