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Bioterrorism Attacks Involving Pediatric Patients: Preparedness and Early Recognition Are Critical
Dec 2018
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 credits. CME expires on 12/01/2021.
Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis: An Update on Early Identification and Management
Nov 20182,402 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 credits. CME expires on 11/01/2021.
Diagnosing and Managing Common Genital Emergencies in Pediatric Girls (Trauma CME)
Oct 20181,434 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
Sep 20182,155 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 credits. CME expires on 09/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of Dental Trauma: Recommendations for Improved Outcomes in Pediatric Patients (Trauma CME)
Aug 20181,056 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 credits. CME expires on 08/01/2021.
Recognition and Management of Pediatric Thyroid Emergencies in the Emergency Department
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™. CME expires on 07/01/2021.
Management of Multiply Injured Pediatric Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Jun 20181,417 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
May 2018911 views
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 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 05/01/2021.
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
Mar 2018673 views
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 03/01/2021.
Acute Gastroenteritis: Evidence-Based Management of Pediatric Patients
Feb 2018929 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 1.5 Pharmacotherapy credits. CME expires 02/01/2021
Best Practices In Managing Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Emergencies
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 credits. CME expires 01/01/2021.
Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Associated Complications
Dec 2017585 views
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 credits and 1 Pharmacology CME credit. CME expires on 12/01/2020.
Management of Airway Obstruction and Stridor in Pediatric Patients
Nov 2017833 views
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 11/01/2020.
Pediatric Wound Care and Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma 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 credits, 1 Pain Management CME credit, 1 Pharmacology CME credit, and 0.25 Infectious Disease CME credit. CME expires on 10/01/2020.
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.
Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Patients: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department
May 2017
Outcome-oriented information and guidance to help emergency physicians diagnose and stage kidney injury, monitor intravascular volume status, avoid nephrotoxic medication exposure, and know when to involve a pediatric nephrologist once acute kidney injury is diagnosed. 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 05/01/2020.
Syncope In Pediatric Patients: A Practical Approach To Differential Diagnosis And Management In The Emergency Department
Apr 2017
Differential diagnosis and treatment of pediatric syncope in the emergency department, including spotting red flags for cardiac syncope. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 04/01/2020.
Pneumothorax In Pediatric Patients: Management Strategies To Improve Patient Outcomes
Mar 2017
Guidelines on diagnosing and treating primary spontaneous pneumothorax and secondary pneumothorax in children, including high-risk situations such as tension physiology and the range of interventions available to the emergency physician. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 03/01/2020.
Diphtheria, Pertussis, And Tetanus: Evidence-Based Management Of Pediatric Patients In The Emergency Department
Feb 2017
Diagnosis and recommended emergency room treatment and management of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, including isolation protocol and obtaining diphtheria antitoxin from the CDC. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits and 1 Pharmacology CME credit. CME expires on 02/01/2020.
Altered Level Of Consciousness: Evidence-Based Management In The Emergency Department
Jan 2017
Altered level of consciousness in a child can have many causes, some life-threatening. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 01/01/2020.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases In Pediatric Patients: A Review Of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, And Varicella
Dec 2016
Recognize the distinctive features of rashes associated with measles, rubella, and varicella; identify children at risk for severe complications; and evaluate treatment options. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 12/01/2019.
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