Department of Emergency Medicine | CME Course 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 physicians practicing pediatric emergency medicine including emergency physicians, acute care pediatricians, and 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. Educational methodologies include didactic presentations, as well as small group interactions, that will maximize faculty contact with participants and facilitate specialized discussions and practical skills sessions on important clinical aspects of pediatric emergency medicine. A third day, based entirely on a simulation curriculum, will focus on the medical management of acutely ill and injured children, and instruction around interventional procedures specific to their care.

Learning Objectives-  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Evaluate the current management of pediatric sepsis focusing on early goal-directed therapy, strategies to improve outcomes, and relevant ED quality metrics
  • Determine management strategies for common pediatric orthopedic emergencies
  • Apply thoughtful and evidence-guided management approaches for acute concussion
  • Apply evidence-based best practice for the use of computed tomography in evaluating children with head injuries
  • Review the management of pediatric cardiac emergencies
  • Apply strategies for optimizing analgesia and sedation of children in the ED setting
  • Analyze and differentiate benign from potentially life-threatening illnesses associated with rashes
  • Apply a thoughtful and evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management of acute appendicitis
  • Consider diagnostic approaches and management strategies for tick-borne illnesses
  • Develop diagnostic approaches and management strategies for headaches in children, particularly migraines
  • Discuss management of common and serious toxicological emergencies
  • Incorporate appropriate evaluation and management plans for psychiatric emergencies
  • Apply techniques for performing minor common pediatric procedures
  • Apply techniques for performing critical pediatric procedures
  • Apply techniques for managing critical airway
Target Audience-  The course is intended for:
  • Pediatric Emergency Physician 
  • General Emergency Physicians 
  • Acute Care Pediatricians
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