Full Course Description

MOMMY, I Don't Feel So Good!


Well Child

  • Assessment/Diagnosis of Problems by Age Group
    • How to take a thorough history
  • Growth & Development: What’s Normal?
    • Developmental milestones
    • Assessment of development
  • Anticipatory Guidance: “What Do You Want to Look Out For?”
    • Through the 1st year
    • Toddler
    • School age
    • Teens & beyond
  • More Vaccines?
    • HPV: It’s not just for girls
    • Pertussis
    • Influenza
    • What about autism?
  • Pediatric Lab Interpretation
    • Identifying baseline testing
    • Can an allergy test be done in primary care?
    • Interpreting results

Presenting Pediatric Problems

  • Infancy
    • RSV
    • Failure to thrive: Metabolic disorders, heart disease
    • Meningitis
  • School Age
    • Obesity
    • Hypertension
      • Pre-hypertension vs. hypertension
      • Causes: Renal, cardiac, lifestyle
      • Eval/treatment: Dietary guidelines 2010, medications, link to cholesterol
  • Adolescents/Teens
    • Headaches
    • Depression/suicide
    • Drug Abuse
    • Prescription drug overdose
    • Street names

Pediatric Emergencies

  • Allergies/anaphylaxis
  • Seizures
  • Drowning

Parental Guidance

  • Concussions & Sports Injuries
    • New International Guidelines
      • Return to play
      • Treatment strategies vs. adults
    • Symptoms/Long-term complications
    • Weight lifting/performance enhancing substances
  • Antibiotic Resistance/MRSA
  • Energy Drinks
  • Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Internet Safety

The Joint Commission

  • Patient safety goals: What are they?
  • Medication safety
  • Staff communication
  • Preventing infection
  • Risk Management: A 7-step approach to protect yourself
  • Patient Satisfaction Metrics
  • Discharge information


  • Analyze the research on vaccine recommendations and relay data to parents in a non-confrontational approach.
  • Differentiate between a well child physical and a sports physical in relation to both history and exam.
  • Explain the steps to determine etiology of pediatric hypertension.
  • Compare presentation between a typical migraine headache vs. a headache requiring referral to a neurologist.
  • Interpret lab data and apply the findings to clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the AAP’s recommendations on weight lifting.
  • Apply your knowledge of the pathophysiology of drowning and recommended treatment strategies.
Copyright : 05/16/2014

Life-Threatening Pediatric Emergencies


Pediatric Stabilization & Critical Assessment Goals

  • Essential data to collect
  • Primary and secondary survey:
  • Assessment and interventions
  • Immediate interventions for life-threatening situations
  • Hypothermia and its multisystem implications
  • Code medications: The “Big 3”

Technology: The Benefits & the Pitfalls

  • Respiratory devices: Delivery systems, oxygen therapy, mist, humidification
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Interpreting key laboratory findings
  • EEG and lumbar puncture

Suspecting Child Abuse

  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • Child maltreatment
  • Mandatory reporting

Infectious Diseases

  • Group b strep
  • Bacterial/viral meningitis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Herpes: Simplex and encephalitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Influenza
  • Fever and hyperthermia management

Ingestions & Poisoning

  • GI decontamination
  • “Pharming” implications
  • OTC medications: Cold/cough preparations, acetaminophen, NSAIDs
  • Alcohols, hydrocarbons
  • Lead intoxication

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Malrotation/Bowel obstruction
  • Appendicitis
  • Diarrhea and dehydration:
  • Evidence-based guidelines

Trauma in Children

  • Sports and non-sports related injuries
  • Abdominal trauma: Bowel perforation, spleen & liver laceration
  • Chest trauma: Pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax, flail chest
  • Neurological involvement:
  • Head trauma: TBI, cerebral edema and concussions
  • Seizures

Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Hypertrophy cardiomyopothy
  • Cardiomyopathies


  • Prevention & initial/acute management
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Optimizing use of the Epi pen


  • Croup: Viral and bacterial

Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis (RSV/Non-RSV)
  • Pertussis
  • Asthma


  • Explain the latest strategies useful in evaluating pediatric life-threatening situations.
  • Formulate both non-pharmacological and pharmacological options used to manage pediatric life-threatening situations.
  • Differentiate between various infectious diseases and the most up-to-date interventions for each.
  • Choose the current treatment recommendations for the most commonly ingested agents.
  • Apply the latest evidence-based guidelines for optimal treatment of significant diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Assess a variety of traumatic injuries seen in children and the best practice initial response to make the difference in outcomes.
  • Determine the optimal and immediate interventions for the cardiac emergencies likely to present in children.
  • Explain the medication management of distributive anaphylactic shock.
  • Compare clinical presentation between various lower and upper airway diseases.
Copyright : 08/22/2014