Date of Original Release:
April 1, 2023. Date of most recent review: March 1, 2023. Termination date: April 1, 2026.
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ACEP Accreditation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 48 hours of ACEP Category I credit per annual subscription.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 48 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AOA Accreditation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
is eligible for up to 48 American Osteopathic Association Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours per year.
The need for this educational activity was determined by a practice gap analysis; a survey of medical staff, including the editorial board of this publication; review of morbidity and mortality data from the CDC, AHA, NCHS, and ACEP; and evaluation responses from prior educational activities for emergency physicians.
This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) identify areas in practice that require modification to be consistent with current evidence in order to improve competence and performance; (2) develop strategies to accurately diagnose and treat both common and critical ED presentations; and (3) demonstrate informed medical decision-making based on the strongest clinical evidence.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) identify “red flag” symptoms concerning for a pathologic etiology of back pain; (2) develop a differential diagnosis for pediatric back pain based on the history and physical examination; (3) describe specialized physical examination maneuvers to narrow the differential diagnosis for a patient’s back pain; and (4) select laboratory and imaging studies for evaluating pediatric back pain in the urgent or emergent setting.
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