Pediatric Neurological Complaints in the Emergency Department
This course was designed to provide education because general EDs see only on average 15% pediatric patients of their total volume. This lends to a decrease in knowledge, competency and comfortability in recognizing, diagnosing and managing pediatric neurological conditions. Consistent education is not provided to the differing general EDs in the UPMC system thus pediatric patients may receive different care depending on where they present to
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe how to perform a neurological exam on a pediatric patient
- Identify three or more possible diagnoses on the differential for a patient with neurological complaints presenting to an emergency department
- Describe how to manage patients who present to an ED with a neurological complaint
Dr. Christine Aspiotes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance