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Emergency Department Management of Patients With Failure to Thrive
Mar 2020
This issue provides a review of common etiologies of failure to thrive and offers recommendations for the management of patients with failure to thrive, with a focus on which diagnostic studies should be obtained and when they are warranted. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 03/01/2023.
Emergency Department Management of Eating Disorder Complications in Pediatric Patients
Feb 2020
This issue provides a review of physical examination findings associated with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) and offers recommendations for treatment of acute complications of eating disorders, with a specific focus on the pathophysiology and management differences between a patient with an eating disorder and an otherwise healthy patient. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 02/01/2023.
Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department - Trauma EXTRA Supplement (Trauma CME)
Jan 20203,468 views
This Pediatric Trauma EXTRA CME supplement (free to Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice subscribers) provides evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and management of pediatric patients who present with blunt abdominal trauma. 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 1/15/2023.
Emergency Department Management of Rash and Fever in the Pediatric Patient (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)
Jan 20205,517 views
This issue reviews common and life-threatening skin rashes with fever in children, offers guidance for differentiating the types of infections based on signs and symptoms, discusses indications for diagnostic studies, and provides recommendations for treatment of pediatric skin rash with fever in the emergency department. 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 01/01/2023.
Emergency Department Management of Pediatric Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)
Dec 20193,468 views
This issue provides an evidence-based approach for the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with septic arthritis and/or osteomyelitis and offers guidance for appropriate antibiotic treatment. 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 12/01/2022.
Pediatric Stroke: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department (Stroke CME and Pharmacology CME)
Nov 2019
This issue reviews common causes of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke in children, offers guidance for differentiating stroke from its mimics, discusses indications for diagnostic studies, and provides recommendations for treatment of pediatric stroke in the emergency department. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Stroke CME and 0.25 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 11/01/2022.
Acute Bronchiolitis: Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Oct 20194,718 views
This issue reviews risk factors for apnea and severe bronchiolitis; discusses treatments and therapies such as oxygen supplementation, fluid administration, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, high-flow nasal cannula, and continuous positive airway pressure; and provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of pediatric patients with bronchiolitis. 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 10/01/2022.
Acute Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients: An Evidence-Based Review
Sep 201910,853 views
This issue provides guidance for the management of children with appendicitis, including recommendations for diagnostic studies, pain management, prophylactic antibiotics, and surgical consultation. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 09/01/2022.
Pediatric Pain Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME and Pain Management CME)
Aug 20194,899 views
This issue reviews pain assessment scales for preverbal patients (eg, the FLACC scale) and for self-reporting by patients and discusses pediatric pain management using nonpharmacologic techniques; topical, local, and regional anesthesia; and systemic agents (eg, acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and opioids). Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME and 4 Pain Management CME credits. CME expires on 08/01/2022.
Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Assessment Techniques for the Pediatric Trauma Patient - Trauma EXTRA Supplement (Trauma CME)
Jul 2019
This Pediatric Trauma EXTRA CME supplement (free to Pediatric EM Practice subscribers) reviews common indications for diagnostic POCUS in pediatric trauma. 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 07/15/2022.
Evaluation and Management of the Febrile Young Infant in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME)
Jul 201912,050 views
Febrile young infants, even those who are well-appearing, are at high risk for serious bacterial infections. This issue provides evidence-based guidance for determining which febrile young infants require a full sepsis workup and offers recommendations for the management of these patients in the emergency department. 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 07/01/2022.
Anaphylaxis in Pediatric Patients: Early Recognition and Treatment Are Critical for Best Outcomes (Pharmacology CME)
Jun 20193,517 views
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 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 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 20183,611 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 2018
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 2018
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 20184,046 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 2018
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
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