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 74 (PED74) Topics Include:  Myths About Language Development, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Anemia, Illnesses Transmitted Through Animal Bites, Second and Thirdhand Smoke, Excess Consumption of Sugar, and more.

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

Full Course:
PED74
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PED74A, PED74B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Seizures

Differentiate focal onset seizures from generalized onset seizures; Choose the most appropriate medication for patients according to their seizure types and comorbidities; Elaborate on the association between febrile seizures and mesial temporal sclerosis; Evaluate the results of electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging in a patient who has had febrile status epilepticus.

Hematology Consultation

Treat anemia in pediatric patients; Explain the findings associated with thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients; Identify the most common causes of neutropenia in pediatric patients; Stratify causes of anemia based on stages of pediatric development; Choose the appropriate test(s) for evaluation of children with anemia.

Update on Infectious Disease

Identify illnesses transmitted through animal bites and encountered during foreign travel; Optimize the use of tuberculin skin testing and the interferon-y release assay; Use antiviral treatment and prophylaxis for influenza in pediatric patients; Diagnose infectious diseases based on presenting symptoms; Recognize the routes of transmission for common infectious diseases in pediatric patients.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Language Delay/Autism

List normal developmental milestones for acquisition of language; Dispute common myths about language development; Recognize red flags for abnormal language development; Screen children for ASD using a formal screening tool; Perform developmental surveillance targeted at detecting signs of ASD by 9 mo of age.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Celiac Disease

Recognize the characteristics of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and differentiate it from other conditions that can mimic GERD; Evaluate a patient for eosinophilic esophagitis and prescribe nutritional therapy and pharmacotherapy as appropriate; Diagnose and treat cyclic vomiting syndrome and rumination syndrome; Identify children who require serologic testing for celiac disease; Describe the pathophysiology of celiac disease.

Ophthalmology Consultation

Describe the different types of strabismus; Recognize common causes of conjunctivitis.; Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of various eye disorders; List the skin conditions that should prompt an evaluation for an ocular disorder; Select the appropriate treatment for ocular disorders associated with albinism, neurofibromatosis, and blepharokeratoconjunctivitis.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

List the 10 criteria evaluated in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study; Assess data on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes; Elaborate on the health effects of activation and overactivation of the fight-or-flight response; Provide family-based solutions to health problems in pediatric patients; Counsel families about the effects of environment on children's health.

Smoking Cessation/Sleep and Weight Management

Describe the effects of exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke in children; Apply the 3 steps of the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program's model for helping patients quit smoking; Prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to parents of their young patients; Assess the association between sleep deprivation and obesity; Teach patients about effective sleep hygiene techniques.

Processed Food/Sugar Toxicity

Explain the ways in which processed food differs from "real" food; Analyze the changes in the American diet over the last 25 yr and their effects on health; Discuss the implications of the proportion of obese and normal-weight patients who are metabolically ill; Compare the effects of excess calorie consumption with those of excess sugar consumption; Recognize the effects of excess consumption of sugar on the metabolic pathways in the liver.

Menstrual Irregularities/Contraception

Determine the underlying causes of abnormal uterine bleeding; Evaluate patients for bleeding disorders and hormonal disturbances; Manage acute and chronic heavy uterine bleeding; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the various long-acting reversible contraception methods; Provide patients with effective options for long-acting reversible contraception.

Update on Seizures

Differentiate focal onset seizures from generalized onset seizures; Choose the most appropriate medication for patients according to their seizure types and comorbidities; Elaborate on the association between febrile seizures and mesial temporal sclerosis; Evaluate the results of electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging in a patient who has had febrile status epilepticus.

Language Delay/Autism

List normal developmental milestones for acquisition of language; Dispute common myths about language development; Recognize red flags for abnormal language development; Screen children for ASD using a formal screening tool; Perform developmental surveillance targeted at detecting signs of ASD by 9 mo of age.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Celiac Disease

Recognize the characteristics of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and differentiate it from other conditions that can mimic GERD; Evaluate a patient for eosinophilic esophagitis and prescribe nutritional therapy and pharmacotherapy as appropriate; Diagnose and treat cyclic vomiting syndrome and rumination syndrome; Identify children who require serologic testing for celiac disease; Describe the pathophysiology of celiac disease.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

List the 10 criteria evaluated in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study; Assess data on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes; Elaborate on the health effects of activation and overactivation of the fight-or-flight response; Provide family-based solutions to health problems in pediatric patients; Counsel families about the effects of environment on children's health.

Menstrual Irregularities/Contraception

Determine the underlying causes of abnormal uterine bleeding; Evaluate patients for bleeding disorders and hormonal disturbances; Manage acute and chronic heavy uterine bleeding; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the various long-acting reversible contraception methods; Provide patients with effective options for long-acting reversible contraception.

Hematology Consultation

Treat anemia in pediatric patients; Explain the findings associated with thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients; Identify the most common causes of neutropenia in pediatric patients; Stratify causes of anemia based on stages of pediatric development; Choose the appropriate test(s) for evaluation of children with anemia.

Update on Infectious Disease

Identify illnesses transmitted through animal bites and encountered during foreign travel; Optimize the use of tuberculin skin testing and the interferon-y release assay; Use antiviral treatment and prophylaxis for influenza in pediatric patients; Diagnose infectious diseases based on presenting symptoms; Recognize the routes of transmission for common infectious diseases in pediatric patients.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Ophthalmology Consultation

Describe the different types of strabismus; Recognize common causes of conjunctivitis.; Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of various eye disorders; List the skin conditions that should prompt an evaluation for an ocular disorder; Select the appropriate treatment for ocular disorders associated with albinism, neurofibromatosis, and blepharokeratoconjunctivitis.

Smoking Cessation/Sleep and Weight Management

Describe the effects of exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke in children; Apply the 3 steps of the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program's model for helping patients quit smoking; Prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to parents of their young patients; Assess the association between sleep deprivation and obesity; Teach patients about effective sleep hygiene techniques.

Processed Food/Sugar Toxicity

Explain the ways in which processed food differs from "real" food; Analyze the changes in the American diet over the last 25 yr and their effects on health; Discuss the implications of the proportion of obese and normal-weight patients who are metabolically ill; Compare the effects of excess calorie consumption with those of excess sugar consumption; Recognize the effects of excess consumption of sugar on the metabolic pathways in the liver.

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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    Stephanie, P.N.P., New York