This conference will provide participants with updates and current knowledge on selected topics concerning the care of acutely ill pediatric patients. Topics are chosen to have particular relevance to urgent and emergency care. A combination of didactic lectures, interactive audience participation, and workshop format is presented. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:•Recognize common pediatric rashes that present to the emergency department.•Describe the symptoms, signs, and treatment of current drugs of abuse in the pediatric population.•Comprehend the latest guidelines for pediatric sepsis and how to implement them in your emergency department.•Summarize advances in the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis in the pediatric population.•Review recent articles in the literature that are relevant to pediatric emergency care.•Understand the threat of emerging infectious diseases in the pediatric population.•Coordinate an emergency department response to a mass casualty and/or disaster event.•Outline strategies for maintaining optimal personal well-being while working in the emergency department.•Demonstrate proficiency in managing the pediatric airway per the latest Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines.Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $35, will be granted only if written notice is received no later than December 2, 2016.
Friday, December 9, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMEastern Time
Holy Cross HospitalProfessional Community Education Center1500 Forest Glen RdSilver Spring, Maryland 20910202-476-3573
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