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Frequently Missed Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries

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Frequently Missed Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Pediatric patients frequently experience falls and other mild trauma that result in their seeking urgent care. While may injuries are easily diagnosed and managed, this session discusses some of the more subtle and often overlooked injuries - some common, some unusual - that you should keep in mind when seeing pediatric patients. Learn high-yield tips to help when reading pediatric X-rays as well as which injuries require transfer for emergent management.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Describe the unique anatomic characteristics of pediatric bones and how these impact diagnosing and managing pediatric fractures
    •Discuss the importance of obtaining adequate elbow films, including a true lateral, to allow for a complete evaluation of pediatric elbow injuries.
    •Recognize the subtle signs on pediatric elbow x-rays that assist the clinician in reliably diagnosing pediatric supracondylar fractures.
    •Identify subtle pelvic avulsion fractures commonly seen in pediatric patients.
    •Describe the evaluation and management of the limping child.

Faculty Bio:  Brendan J. Kilbane, MD

Brendan J. Kilbane, MD, is an emergency medicine physician in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kilbane is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and is certified in advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support. His special interests are pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio. He completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Dr. Kilbane was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2007. Dr. Kilbane has authored or coauthored scientific papers and abstracts in leading medical journals. He speaks at regional, national and international medical meetings about pediatric emergency care and urgent care. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Irish American Paediatric Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

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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