Department of Emergency Medicine Overview

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This course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, presented by the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, it is intended for emergency physicians, pediatric emergency physicians, and acute care pediatricians. 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, while specialized workshops for clinicians, researchers, and educators, will reflect both the academic and clinical aspects of pediatric emergency medicine.

Educational Need

The field of PEM continues to expand and become more specialized and there is a need for a course directed to clinicians practicing acute care pediatrics to maintain and expand their knowledge base and to keep up with advances in the field. The Division of Emergency Medicine at BCH has the largest PEM faculty in the country, who are nationally recognized as leaders in the various subject areas of PEM. This course provides a state of the art review of PEM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the recent evidence supporting current diagnostic 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 for sepsis

  • Perform high fidelity simulations to reinforce pediatric advanced life support algorithms, ultrasound guided vascular access, and video laryngoscopy for advanced airway management

  • Develop strategies to manage head trauma in the acutely injured athlete

  • Review the current controversies in managing pediatric brain injury and apply new therapies when applicable

  • Review evidence-based best practice for the use of computed tomography in trauma

Target Audience:

This course is intended for:

  • Emergency Physicians
  • Pediatric Emergency Physicians
  • Acute Care Pediatricians
  • Emergency medicine Residents and Fellows
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows
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