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 (PED92) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PED92
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PED92A, PED92B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Genetics/Prader-Willi Syndrome

Cite research regarding treatment for progeria, spinal muscular atrophy, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Prescribe targeted treatment for Fragile X syndrome; Assess and treat obesity in patients with PWS; Use growth hormone therapy in PWS patients and other approved indications; Provide sex steroid therapy in patients with premature pubarche.

Jaundice and Cholestasis/Acid-base Disorders

Recognize signs and symptoms of jaundice and cholestasis in neonates; Differentiate among conjugated and unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and associated conditions in infants; Treat various manifestations of liver dysfunction and failure in children; Identify different types of acid-base disorders in children; Analyze laboratory findings for indications of acid-base disorders in children.

Spasticity/Acute Otitis Media

Identify the various conditions that present with spasticity; Differentiate conditions with spasticity that need treatment from those that do not benefit; Compare baclofen, benzodiazepines, and botulinum toxin for treating spasticity; Consider medical and surgical options for the treatment of acute otitis media; Manage complications of acute otitis media, eg, mastoiditis.

Physician Well-being/Potassium Disorders

Dispel common myths about physician burnout; Identify behaviors that are protective against burnout; Evaluate the effect of attitudes toward stress on mortality among physicians; Cite major causes of hyperkalemia and hypokalemia; Implement a treatment strategy for hyperkalemia.

Sickle Cell Disease/Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Manage vaso-occlusive episodes and pain crises in children with sickle cell disease; Develop appropriate regimens for treating and preventing complications of sickle cell disease; Compare and contrast the risks and benefits of curative therapies available for treatment of sickle cell disease; Differentiate the various types of spinal muscular atrophy in children; Recognize signs of spinal muscular atrophy in infants.

Genetic Testing/Back Pain

Recommend the latest resources and strategies for genetic testing; Select appropriate types of genetic testing; Treat symptoms of back pain in children; Identify common causes of back pain in children; Determine whether a patient presenting with back pain requires diagnostic imaging and invasive treatment.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Recommend appropriate strategies for removal of a foreign body; Assess common conditions and injuries in children presenting to the emergency department; Identify medications that are harmful in children; Recognize the adverse effects of commonly ingested toxins; Choose appropriate treatment strategies for various types of injury or illness in children presenting to the emergency department.

Common and Uncommon Psychiatric Conditions Underlying Aggressive Behavior in Children

Identify psychiatric conditions that cause aggressive behavior in children; Characterize the presenting and diagnostic features of various psychiatric conditions underlying aggression; Choose appropriate treatment strategies for children with psychiatric conditions; Implement guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration for managing different psychiatric conditions causing aggression; Differentiate between psychiatric disorders that have common symptomatology.

Immunizations/Hearing Screening of Newborns

Evaluate the appropriateness of immunizations for individual patients; Counsel patients effectively about immunizations that require shared decision making; Compare and contrast different vaccines available for various diseases; Provide appropriate referrals for evaluation of hearing loss and early intervention; Collaborate effectively with other professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of hearing loss in children.

Illness Anxiety/Anxiety and Reactive Airway Disease

Recognize changes in the definition and diagnostic criteria for somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder; Use appropriate language when counseling patients with these diagnoses; Provide timely and proper reassurance, counseling, and management to patients with these conditions; Recognize the relationship between asthma and reactive airway disease and psychological distress; Appropriately treat patients who are experiencing a stress or anxiety response.

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