Department of Emergency Medicine Overview

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This state of the art course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, presented by the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, is intended for clinicians practicing pediatric emergency medicine including emergency physicians, acute care pediatricians, residents and fellows in emergency medicine. The course will focus on state of the art, evidence-based practice presented by faculty who have written national guidelines and published widely on their topic. Emphasis on small group interactions will maximize faculty contact with participants, while specialized discussion and practical skills sessions for clinicians, researchers, and educators, will reflect both the academic and clinical aspects of pediatric emergency medicine.

Learning Objectives-  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Assess the recent evidence supporting current evaluation protocols for febrile infants 
  • Review the current management of pediatric sepsis focusing on early goal-directed therapy, strategies to improve outcomes, the use of rapid response teams and relevant ED quality metrics 
  • Use pediatric advanced airway management techniques, including video laryngoscopy and pediatric advanced life support algorithms 
  • Develop strategies to apply ultrasound guidance for venous cannulation 
  • Apply up to date management strategies for common infectious disease emergencies
  •  Develop strategies for the management of head trauma and review the current controversies in managing pediatric brain injury 
  • Apply evidence-based best practice for the use of computed tomography in evaluating children with head injuries 
  • Discuss the management of neonatal and cardiac emergencies 
  • Describe current strategies for the management of bronchiolitis 
  • Discuss new approaches to the care of children with status asthmaticus 
  • Develop strategies for sedation of the child in the ED setting 
Target Audience-  The course is intended for:
  • Pediatric Emergency Physician 
  • General Emergency Physicians 
  • Acute Care Pediatricians
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