Course Objectives

Congenital Heart Disease

  • Review prevalence of congenital heart defects
  • Review basic cardiac anatomy and hemodynamics
  • Review role of pulse oximetry screening for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Define Congenital Heart defects by physiology
    • Obstruction of Systemic blood flow
    • Obstruction of Pulmonary blood flow
    • Volume Overload
    • Parallel Circulation
    • Single Ventricle Physiology
  • Case Studies to Review physiology of defined circulations
  • Review use of Prostaglandin therapy in suspected Ductal-Dependent Lesions
    • What happens when the Ductus closes?
  • Can you spot a zebra? How do infants and children with congenital heart disease present?
  • Medical management of congenital heart disease at the regional level
    • How can you impact care at the time of presentation?
    • Why doesn’t oxygen help?
    • Careful fluid administration
  • What happens when they return home?
    • Review how pediatric patients with congenital heart diseasee present following surgical repair or palliation.

The Ins and Outs of Pediatric Toxicology

  • Appreciate the epidemiology of pediatric poisonings.
  • Understand the differences in response to some toxins between children and adults.
  • Recognize common pediatric poinsonings.
  • Understand treatment modalities used in pediatric poisonings and their appropriate application.

Autism and First Responders

  • Learn what autism is–triad of characteristics
  • Identify characteristics of autism and how these might impact emergency situations.
  • Learn strategies to engage and aid individual with autism in emergency situations
  • Learn where to look for additional resources / support / information related to autism spectrum disorder.

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Things You Shouldn’t Miss

  • Review pediatric heme-onc clinical case presentations that a care provider might encounter.
  • Emphasize the need to recognize and treat “heme-onc” emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of “heme-onc” emergencies.
  • Suggest criteria for formal pediatric heme-onc consultation when presented with patients with certain heme-onc medical diagnoses.

Neurological Emergencies/Pediatric Seizure Update

  • Identify different types of seizures found in pediatric patients
  • Discuss guidelines for febrile seizure evaluation and managment
  • Discuss age related causes of pediatric seizures
  • Discuss guidelines for status epileptics managment
  • Review current EMB in pre-hospital managment of pediatric seizures

ECMO and the Pediatric Patient

  • Define ECMO
  • Brief history of ECMO
  • Discuss different types of ECMO
  • Describe indications and contraindications for ECMO
  • Risk associated with ECMO
  • Future of ECMO

Autism and First Responders

  • Learn what autism is–triad of characteristics
  • Identify characteristics of autism and how these might impact emergency situations
  • Learn strategies to engage and aid individuals with autism in emergency situations
  • Learn where to look for additional resources / support / information related to autism spectrum disorder

Trauma in Pregnancy: Evaluation & Management

  • To introduce the audience to clinical considerations in the setting of trauma in pregnancy
  • To highlight the physiologic changes of pregnancy with clinical implications while dealing with obstetric trauma
  • To elucidate the maternal and fetal implications of trauma in pregnancy
  • To discuss salient features of the ATLS and ACLS algorithms in clinical management in the context of obstetric trauma
  • To elaborate about maternal and fetal considerations while evaluating and managing trauma in pregnancy
  • To discuss the role of multi-disciplinary approach towards patient evaluation and management of obstetric trauma
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