Appendicitis & The Non-Operative Approach – PediaCast CME 011

Show Notes / Continuing Medical Education Information

DESCRIPTION
Dr Peter Minneci joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on the non-operative approach to appendicitis in children. We also cover the pathophysiology, symptoms, exam findings, differential diagnosis, work-up and surgical management of appendicitis. Join us and earn FREE AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as we kick off a new year of PediaCast CME!

INSTRUCTIONS TO OBTAIN FREE CME CREDIT

  1. Login to your PediaCast CME account. If you don’t have an account, sign up here.
  2. Read this Continuing Medical Education Information Sheet in its entirety.
  3. Listen to the podcast.
  4. Complete the Post Test.
  5. You must achieve a passing score of 75% or higher on the Post Test.
  6. If you achieve a passing score, we will email your Certificate of Participation immediately.
  7. Please print and keep a copy of the certificate for your records.

 

TOPICS
Appendicitis in Children and Teens
Non-Operative Management of Appendicitis

PRESENTERS
Dr Mike Patrick
PediaCast and PediaCast CME
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Peter Minneci
Pediatric Surgeon
Principal Investigator
Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

LINKS
Pediatric Appendicitis Score
Alvarado Score for Acute Appendicitis
Antibiotics Alone: Effective Treatment for Children with Appendicitis
Antibiotics Alone Successfully Treat Appendicitis in Children (YouTube)
Patient Choice in Management of Pediatric Appendicitis (JAMA Surgery)

PURPOSE
This online activity will identify and explore issues related to the practice of pediatric medicine in primary care and subspecialty settings.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Primary care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, and other health care professionals who provide care for pediatric patients should participate in this activity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the character and timing of symptoms that point toward a diagnosis of appendicitis.
  2. Describe the physical examination findings consistent with a diagnosis of appendicitis.
  3. Formulate a diagnostic plan that will differentiate appendicitis from other causes of acute abdominal pain.
  4. Present a family with surgical and non-surgical management options, including the benefits and risks of each approach.

 

DISCLOSURES
Planning Committee member Karyn Kassis’s spouse has an employment/management position with Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Surgical. These conflicts of interest were resolved by the CME Office. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships with commercial interests.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
Nationwide Children’s has not received any commercial support for this activity.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE
1 Hour

DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE
January 6, 2016

EXPIRATION DATE
January 6, 2019

CME CREDIT AND PROVIDER INFORMATION

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACCME requires CME providers to maintain records of attendance for 6 years after participation.
Currently, there is no fee to obtain Category 1 CME Credit from this activity.

Please contact the Nationwide Children's CME Office with any questions:
Email: CMEOffice@nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Education Department, CME Office
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
614-355-0650

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