Pediatric Emergency Medicine: State of the Art

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This course presents the state of the art in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by faculty of the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Emergency Medicine. The goal of this course is to engage clinicians practicing pediatric emergency medicine, including emergency physicians, acute care pediatricians, emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency medicine fellows, physician assistants and licensed nurse practitioners. Nationally recognized faculty will virtually deliver didactic presentations, facilitate small group interactive case discussions, and run simulations of acute cases and virtual emergency medicine procedure training.

Target Audience

Specialties – Acute Care Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, Pediatrics
Professions – Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant, Residents and Fellows


Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to: 

  1. Integrate thoughtful approaches to the evaluation and management of pediatric stroke.
  2. Evaluate the current management of pediatric sepsis focusing on early goal-directed therapy and strategies to improve recognition and outcomes.
  3. Review diagnostic approaches and management strategies for critically ill newborns and children, including life support guidelines.
  4. Recognize renal emergencies specific to children and implement appropriate management.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of different presentations of children and adults with acute illness and injury.
  6. Recognize important visual clues that help diagnose select pediatric conditions.
  7. Employ strategies for optimizing analgesia and sedation of children in the ED setting.
  8. Apply an evidence based approach to the evaluation and management of neonates and infants/toddlers with fever.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of important literature which impacts and informs pediatric acute care.
  10. Apply reasoned approaches to the diagnosis and management of newborn emergencies.
  11. Practice reasoned approaches to the diagnosis and management of pediatric poisonings and understand new and emerging threats.
  12. Demonstrate physical examination techniques to evaluate common orthopedic complaints.
  13. Recognize common pitfalls in diagnostic radiology in pediatric emergency medicine.
  14. Apply techniques for performing critical pediatric airway procedures.
  15. Employ reasoned approaches to the evaluation of cardiac emergencies in children.
  16. Recognize commonly presenting and potentially dangerous rashes and learn how they are treated.
  17. Practice an approach to psychiatric emergencies and de-escalation strategies.
  18. Recognize common and atypical COVID complications and develop an approach to their management.
  19. Appreciate evidence based care for common or high stakes pediatric complaints.


In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 15.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants
Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Risk Management
This activity meets the requirements for 5.00 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn:

15.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Disclosure Policy 
Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

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