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Anaphylaxis in Pediatric Patients: Early Recognition and Treatment Are Critical for Best Outcomes (Pharmacology CME)
Jun 2019
This issue reviews the criteria for diagnosing a pediatric patient with anaphylaxis and offers evidence-based recommendations for first- and second-line treatment, including the use of epinephrine, antihistamines, and corticosteroids. Biphasic reactions and fatal anaphylaxis are also discussed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 06/01/2022.
Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Patients With Penetrating Trauma to the Torso (Trauma CME)
May 2019
This issue offers an evidence-based approach to the management of pediatric patients who present with penetrating trauma to the torso (including gunshot wounds and stab wounds). Guidance and recommendations for the physical examination, primary survey, and secondary survey are provided. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 05/01/2022.
Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME and Infectious Disease CME)
Apr 20194,333 views
Distinguishing bacterial pneumonia from viral pneumonia is critical to providing effective treatment but remains a significant challenge. This issue provides guidance for the management of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia as well as associated complications including pleural effusion/empyema. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME and 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 04/01/2022.
Pediatric Hypertension and Hypertensive Emergencies: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Mar 2019
Although pediatric hypertension is increasing in incidence, it often goes unrecognized in asymptomatic patients. This issue provides recommendations to ensure that asymptomatic patients with hypertension receive appropriate testing and referrals and that patients with a true hypertensive emergency are managed appropriately. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME credit. CME expires on 03/01/2022.
Identification and Management of Adolescent Gynecologic Emergencies in the Emergency Department
Feb 20193,875 views
This issue provides recommendations for the evaluation and management of common as well as life-threatening obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. Psychosocial and confidentiality issues pertaining to adolescent sexual health services are also discussed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Infectious Disease, 0.5 Pharmacology, and 0.25 Sexual Assault CME credits. CME expires on 02/01/2022.
Management of Pediatric Hypothermia and Peripheral Cold Injuries in the Emergency Department
Jan 20193,974 views
Appropriate management of cold injuries depends on their severity. This issue offers guidance for determining the severity of cold injuries and provides recommendations for the management of pediatric patients with hypothermia, frostbite, and frostnip. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 01/01/2022.
Bioterrorism Attacks Involving Pediatric Patients: Preparedness and Early Recognition Are Critical (Pharmacology CME)
Dec 20184,567 views
This issue reviews the highest-risk bioterrorism agents including anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers (eg, Ebola); provides guidance for diagnosing and managing pediatric patients who have been exposed to these agents; and reviews available resources that can provide support during a bioterrorism crisis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME and 1.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 12/1/2021
Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis: An Update on Early Identification and Management (Pharmacology CME)
Nov 20188,025 views
This issue provides guidance on how to determine whether a patient has bacterial meningitis versus viral meningitis, when a lumbar puncture is indicated, which antibiotics are recommended, and when they should be started. It also reviews evidence on the use of biomarkers such as procalcitonin to detect serious bacterial infections. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME and 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 11/1/2021
Diagnosing and Managing Common Genital Emergencies in Pediatric Girls (Trauma CME)
Oct 20183,629 views
This issue reviews the most common traumatic genital injuries (straddle injuries, hematomas, and impalement injuries) and nontraumatic genital emergencies (imperforate hymen and urethral prolapse), and provides evidence-based recommendations for their management in the ED. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 10/01/2021.
Tick-Borne Illnesses: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Sep 20186,011 views
This issue reviews the presentation of common tick-borne illnesses and provides recommendations for their diagnosis and management in the ED. Tick-borne illnesses discussed in this issue include: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, and tick paralysis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME and 1.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 9/1/2021
Emergency Department Management of Dental Trauma: Recommendations for Improved Outcomes in Pediatric Patients (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)
Aug 20183,351 views
Key aspects of managing pediatric dental trauma involve determining whether the affected dentition is primary or permanent and knowing which injuries need emergent intervention. This issue reviews common pediatric dental injuries and provides a systematic emergency medicine-based approach for appropriate evaluation and management of injuries including a fractured tooth, a luxated tooth, and an avulsed tooth. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME and 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 8/1/2021
Recognition and Management of Pediatric Thyroid Emergencies in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Jul 2018
The signs and symptoms of thyroid disease in children are vague and nonspecific, which can make accurate and timely diagnosis challenging. This issue reviews common presentations for emergencies of thyroid function and anatomy, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid trauma, and provides evidence-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with various thyroid emergencies. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 7/1/2021
Management of Multiply Injured Pediatric Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Jun 20184,504 views
When a child with multiple traumatic injuries presents to the ED, a systematic approach to evaluation and management will ensure that no major injuries are missed. This issue provides recommendations for early recognition of serious injuries, utilization of proper diagnostic studies, and rapid stabilization of injuries, which are key to reducing morbidity and mortality. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 06/01/2021.
Synthetic Drug Intoxication in Children: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
May 2018
The continually changing chemical formulations of synthetic drugs makes recognition and diagnosis of intoxication from these substances challenging. This issue outlines common presentations of intoxication from synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, and phenethylamines and summarizes best practices for evaluating and managing patients who present with intoxication after consumption of these synthetic drugs of abuse. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 3 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 5/1/2021
Pediatric Emergency Transport: Communication and Coordination Are Key to Improving Outcomes
Apr 2018
Whether you are at the referring facility, the accepting facility, or part of the transport team, communication and coordination during emergency transport are essential to ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients. This issue discusses the process of interfacility transfer, the role of the emergency clinicians involved with the transfer, and commonly used diagnostic studies and treatments needed during interfacility transfers of pediatric patients. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires 04/01/2021.
Corticosteroid Use in Management of Pediatric Emergency Conditions (Pharmacology CME)
Mar 2018
Although corticosteroids have been used for over half a century, their use for management of many pediatric conditions is controversial. This issue reviews the evidence-based role of corticosteroid use for management of acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 3/1/2021
Acute Gastroenteritis: Evidence-Based Management of Pediatric Patients (Pharmacology CME)
Feb 20184,492 views
This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 2/1/2021
Best Practices in Managing Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Emergencies (Pharmacology CME)
Jan 2018
This issue reviews medical pathologies and underlying causes that can result in psychiatric presentations and summarizes evidence-based practices to evaluate, manage, and refer patients with behavioral health emergencies. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Behavioral Health CME and 1 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 1/1/2021
Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Associated Complications (Pharmacology CME)
Dec 2017
This issue reviews the signs and symptoms of GAS pharyngitis, as well as associated complications, and provides recommendations for appropriate treatment that focuses on reducing the severity and duration of symptoms, reducing the incidence of nonsuppurative complications, and reducing transmission. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME and 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 12/1/2020
Management of Airway Obstruction and Stridor in Pediatric Patients (Pharmacology CME)
Nov 2017
This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 11/1/2020
Pediatric Wound Care and Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)
Oct 2017
This issue reviews evidence-based recommendations for wound care and management, including wound cleansing and irrigation, anxiolysis/sedation techniques, closure methods, and post-repair wound care. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME, 1 Pain Management CME, 0.25 Infectious Disease CME, and 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 10/1/2020
Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries: Evidence-Based Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Sep 2017
This issue reviews the etiology and pathophysiology of child-specific fractures, as well as common injuries of the upper and lower extremities. Evidence-based recommendations for management of pediatric fractures, including appropriate diagnostic studies and treatment, are also discussed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 09/01/2020.
Pediatric Heat-Related Illness: Recommendations for Prevention and Management
Aug 2017
This issue presents evidence-based recommendations and best practices in heat-illness resuscitation, including managing children who are obese, have special needs or take medications, and advocacy for prevention strategies. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 08/01/2020.
Nonaccidental Injury in Pediatric Patients: Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment (Trauma CME)
Jul 2017
This issue provides guidance regarding factors that contribute to abuse in children, key findings on history and physical examination that should trigger an evaluation for physical abuse, and laboratory and radiologic tests to perform when child abuse is suspected. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits and 4 Abuse CME credits. CME expires on 07/01/2020.
Vascular Access in Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department: Types of Access, Indications, and Complications
Jun 2017
In this issue, the indications and complications of peripheral intravenous access, intraosseous access, and central venous access are reviewed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 06/01/2020.
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