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The Vomiting Child: When to Worry

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The Vomiting Child: When to Worry

Charlene Morris DFAAPA, MPAS, PA-C

1 hour recorded audio and power point

Recorded on September 25, 2015

Course Description:  The vomiting child is one of the most common presentations to urgent care and primary care offices. Though most of these maladies are benign, a few, less considered problems may be life threatening and must be identified.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of vomiting including brain involvement and disease situations
  • Identify 3 benign and at least 2 potentially life threatening causes of vomiting
  • State 3 important laboratory studies that may indicate serious disease with a vomiting child
  • Describe at least 4 treatment regimens for the vomiting child
  • Identify 4 non-pharmalogical treatments that are useful for the vomiting child

Charlene M. Morris, MPAS, PA-C, is a Family Practice Physician Assistant living in Stonewall, NC. PA Morris earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Sciences and Physician Assistant certificate from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1980 and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Nebraska 2002. She was awarded AAPA distinguished fellow (DFAAPA) in 2008. Ms. Morris has over 35 years of experience in all facets of Family Medicine, with special interests in preventive medicine and acute care. She currently is in practice at Pamlico Medical Center in Bayboro, NC and CCHC Acute Care Clinic in New Bern, NC Ms. Morris has developed and presented many health care seminars, in addition to writing journal and on-line articles for clinicians and for Medscape’s “Ask the Expert PA”. She is on the editorial and review staff for F.A. Davis, Prescriber’s Letter and Advance for NPs and PAs. She has published in several professional journals including The Journal of Family Practice, Advance for NPs & PA. Ms. Morris has also authored and reviewed chapters in several textbooks. Charlene is active in the PA and medical community as mentor, life-long learner and patient advocate. She is Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants, a Kentucky Colonel and a Master Gardener.

Financial Disclosures:  The above faculty has nothing to disclose.   

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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