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The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. II

Each topic in this collection condenses the information you need to know into easily digestible sessions. You only need to spend 17  to 31 minutes listening to each topic! The entire collection contains over an hour-and-a-half of evidence-based audio content and will give you recommendations you can immediately begin applying to your practice. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. II includes an MP3 download (available as soon as you complete your purchase). As an added bonus, you can also earn up to 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM -- at no extra charge.

Topics Included:

  • Management Of Headache In The Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Management Of Acute Asthma In The Pediatric Patient: An Evidence-Based Review
  • Evidence-Based Emergency Management Of The Pediatric Airway
  • Capnography In The Pediatric Emergency Department: Clinical Applications

Product Details:

  • Evidence-based reviews on 4 critical patient presentations: headache, acute asthma, pediatric airway, and capnography
  • Convenient format: You get an MP3 download containing all 4 topics instantly after you order
  • Speaker: Dr. Andrew Sloas
  • Recording date: August 1, 2014
  • Length: 86 minutes (individual topics run from 17-31 minutes)
  • CME: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • CME expiration date: August 1, 2017
  • Price: $59

Topic #1: Management Of Headache In The Pediatric Emergency Department

This article is designed to serve as a refresher on the basics of diagnosing and treating pediatric headache for the academic and community-based emergency clinician. With so little understood about the causality of adult and pediatric headache, this audio review aims to take the practitioner one step further into the most cutting edge theory behind the etiology and treatment options available.

Nothing strikes greater concern in the heart of a parent than the possibility that their child’s headache may be caused by a malignancy. Fortunately, this is rarely the case and this resource addresses how to differentiate the most accurate differential diagnosis from the patients and parents. An accurate differential is the cornerstone to implementing the most effective treatments for primary and secondary headaches. The familiarity with medication, dosing, and diagnostic tests that an emergency clinician possess for adults who present with acute headaches usually replicates itself in pediatric patients (with only minor exceptions). Those exceptions are presented in detail to aid the emergency clinician in successful management of pediatric headaches and effective treatment strategies unique to the pediatric population are explored.

Length: 18 minutes

CME Objectives: Upon completion of this audio review, the learner should be able to: (1) distinguish between all types of pediatric headache and understand the limitations of making the diagnosis of primary headache in the emergency department; (2) formulate a treatment plan for headaches in children based on the most likely differential diagnosis; and (3) determine the best use of diagnostic imaging in the pediatric population with headaches and when those studies are indicated.

Topic #2: Management Of Acute Asthma In The Pediatric Patient: An Evidence-Based Review

Anywhere in the world that emergency medicine is practiced, asthma will undoubtedly be encountered. Whether you practice in an area that primarily sees adults or children, in an academic setting or in the community, the emergency clinician must know how to evaluate and treat patients who present with all degrees of asthma severity. While asthma is not limited to pediatrics, the differential diagnosis may be broader in the pediatric patient population because children are sometimes unable to provide an adequate history. This resource serves as a reminder that “not all that wheezes is asthma,” but most with known asthma do wheeze.

While the principals for diagnosing and treating asthma are consistent in most patients, this review is designed to give the listener an evidence-based approach to the pediatric patient with asthma. A thorough review of the most current literature on this subject is presented, and the subtle differences between diagnosing and treating pediatric patients, as opposed to adults, are also covered. In extreme asthma situations, treatment for pediatric patients does not usually replicate the treatment for adult patients. This may lead to a stressful state of mind for the clinician, which can lead to mistakes being made. When managed correctly, however, as discussed in this review, asthma is a disease process in which the need to intubate a crashing patient can be avoided.

Length: 20 minutes

CME Objectives: Upon completion of this audio review, the learner should be able to: (1) describe how asthma affects pulmonary physiology and how that relates to different treatment strategies; (2) identify elements of the history and physical examination that will be helpful in assessing the child with an asthma exacerbation; and (3) review therapeutic options, intubation strategies, and what is on the horizon for the treatment of asthma.

Topic #3: Evidence-Based Emergency Management Of The Pediatric Airway

There is nothing in emergency medicine that is more stress-provoking or carries more serious consequences than intubating a pediatric patient. Whether you work 5 days a week or 5 days a month, the difficult pediatric airway is going to find you. Will you be ready?

The subtle differences between effectively intubating pediatric and adult patients are minimal, but never has it been more important to understand those nuances than when you have a pediatric patient in respiratory arrest. Emergency clinicians often flounder in this situation because of lack of experience and understanding about the differences between adult and pediatric airways. This resource explores those differences in a manner that allows the clinician to command control from the most routine to the most difficult pediatric airway. Most clinicians have a relative understanding of the differences in pediatric and adult airways, but in the heat of battle, the facts and basics are often forgotten. This audio review not only serves as a survey of the basics, but also lays out memory tools, mnemonics, and treatment strategies that build on the adult/general emergency clinicians’ well-founded knowledge of the adult airway.

Length: 31 minutes

CME Objectives: Upon completion of this audio review, the learner should be able to: (1) identify the anatomic and physiologic differences between pediatric and adult patients and how they relate to airway management; (2) explain new methods for preoxygenation; (3) assess medications used for rapid sequence intubation and the individual risks versus benefits; and (4) discuss special considerations in caring for obese patients and the uses of video laryngoscopy.

Topic #4: Capnography In The Pediatric Emergency Department: Clinical Applications

Every emergency clinician performs sedation, resuscitation, and intubation by the very definition of the specialty. Clinicians still relying on pulse oximetry to guide these types of interventions and procedures may find themselves quickly behind the times. The advent of waveform capnography has provided the safest possible approach to patients with potential ventilation issues.

Although only 50% to 60% of the emergency clinicians are using routine capnography for all of the accepted indications, all patients undergoing those procedures may benefit from capnography. Such a device provides a potential early warning system, which can alert clinicians far in advance of impending respiratory arrest and of return of spontaneous circulation before a pulse check. This audio review provides a detailed explanation of the current and future uses of capnography by exploration of the most current literature. The most validated levels of end tidal CO2 with waveform capnography and its’ physiologic interpretation are scrutinized for immediate application into practice.

Length: 17 minutes

CME Objectives: Upon completion of this audio review, the learner should be able to: (1) describe the types of capnography and the basic mechanisms of measure; (2) interpret the cardinal capnographic waveforms and the disorder of respiratory physiology responsible; and (3) use capnography in the management of pediatric patients who require cardiopulmonary sedation, resuscitation, or intubation.

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