This program is designed for pediatricians, pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Summarize the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for key vaccinations in the pediatric practice and recent improvements in vaccinations.
- Identify sexually transmitted infections seen in the adolescent population and identify treatment for them.
- Differentiate between fact and falsehood regarding homeopathic therapies now used by parents and physicians.
- Apply evidence-based guidelines for pediatric care of infectious diseases to everyday clinical practice.
- Evaluate practice management of vaccination distribution.
- Incorporate new technologies and treatments, including diagnostics and therapeutics, in viral infections.
- Evaluate various skin disorders and determine the best method of treatment.
- Incorporate current guidelines and evidence for the prevention and management of urinary tract infection and hepatitis.
- Summarize the current protocols and guidelines regarding the febrile neonate.
- Differentiate and treat complications and post-infectious issues of group A strep.
- Summarize the latest emerging and resurging infectious diseases seen today.
- Describe clinical symptoms for mycoplasma, chlamydophila and ureaplasma.
- Manage patients seen with infections from international travel or tattoos and piercings.