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Hypoglycemia in Pediatrics

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Course Credit

The following credits are available for this course:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (MD, DO, NP, PA)0.75 hours
Contact Hours (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner)0.75 hours

(Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course.)

Margaret Stefater-Richards, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Margaret Stefater-Richards gives an update on hypoglycemia in pediatrics using the physiology of glucose metabolism across the developmental spectrum from fetal life through childhood to drive the discussion on pathophysiology. Furthermore, Dr. Stefater-Richard focuses on the etiology workup and treatment of the most common causes of hypoglycemia seen in primary care practice.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Review basic physiology of glucose regulation and implications for infants and young children
  2. Describe the most common causes of hypoglycemia in infants and children
  3. Review diagnostic workup of hypoglycemia in pediatrics
  4. Review basic treatment options and when to refer to pediatric endocrinology

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.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurses

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

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.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Margaret Stefater-Richards, MD, PhD

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