- Complications of Childhood Obesity
- Handling Emergencies!
- Concussions & Other Sports Injuries
- Vaccine Guidance
- The Joint Commission’s Safety Goals
- Implications of Pediatric Lab Results
- Appropriate Use of Antibiotics
- “Real-Life” Case Studies
Whether you have experience caring for children every day or find yourself intermittently expected to provide pediatric care, it is important to have up-to-date knowledge/skills with this specialized population. This knowledge becomes even more important if you practice in a rural area or perhaps are a school nurse where you are expected to make quick, independent decisions on illnesses in children. After attending this seminar, you will have new-found knowledge that you can use the very next day with your patients and families. The seminar will not just provide theory and research, but information you can actually use in practice.
Common presenting pediatric problems will be divided by age group and include assessment of problems like meningitis, hypertension, fractures and more time-oriented complaints, such as abdominal pain and headaches. We will also discuss common parental questions such as… Is my son old enough to lift weights? Are energy drinks harmful? Could this skin infection be MRSA? When can I give my child peanuts? Pediatric emergencies will be presented, as well, with tips on how to identify the problem and initial interventions to decrease morbidity and mortality.
- 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
- School age
- Teens & beyond
- More Vaccines?
- HPV: It’s not just for girls
- What about autism?
- Pediatric Lab Interpretation
- Identifying baseline testing
- Can an allergy test be done in primary care?
- Interpreting results
Presenting Pediatric Problems
- Failure to thrive: Metabolic disorders, heart disease
- School Age
- Pre-hypertension vs. hypertension
- Causes: Renal, cardiac, lifestyle
- Eval/treatment: Dietary guidelines 2010, medications, link to cholesterol
- Drug Abuse
- Prescription drug overdose
- Street names
- Concussions & Sports Injuries
- New International Guidelines
- Return to play
- Treatment strategies vs. adults
- Symptoms/Long-term complications
- Weight lifting/performance enhancing substances
- New International Guidelines
- 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.
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