Online Continuing Medical Education (CME): Primary Care Series
Welcome to this online continuing medical education series designed for busy primary care physicians who care for children. The topics, selected by course director and community pediatrician Dr. LeAnn Kridelbaugh, are presented by UT Southwestern faculty physicians and provide practical updates on pediatric conditions commonly seen in primary care offices. Based on feedback from community physicians like you, the lectures provide free CME credits on relevant pediatric topics at your convenience.
Epilepsy and Seizure Management
In this presentation, three pediatric neurologists who specialize in epilepsy will update you on seizure management for your primary care practice. Dr. Sirsi discusses the evaluation and treatment of a first seizure, including when to image and when to treat. Dr. Said gives practical information on counseling patients and families on safety for children with seizures, and finally, Dr. Arnold will talk about how you can be an active partner in the care of children who are referred to a neurologist or epilepsy specialist. In addition to the lecture, the associated printable materials offer handouts for your patient families as well as a comprehensive epilepsy toolkit for use in your practice.
Constipation in Children
Dr. Meghana Sathe, pediatric gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses the common problem of childhood constipation.
Dr. Sathe reviews causes of pediatric constipation, “red flags” for pathologic constipation, and the treatment of functional constipation. Primary care physicians who care for children will benefit from this practical review of a problem that may account for up to 3% of pediatric medical visits.
Acute and Chronic Abdominal Pain
If you care for children who complain of abdominal pain, this lecture is for you. Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Rina Sanghavi, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern, offers practical tips for evaluation of abdominal pain in children in primary care settings.
Dr. Sanghavi reviews causes of pediatric abdominal pain, basic evaluation, when to refer to GI or surgery, and discusses the diagnosis and management of functional abdominal pain in children.
Verrucae: A Treatment Approach
This lecture by Dr. Nnenna Agim, pediatric dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will equip you to treat the common viral skin infection "warts" in children in your practice.
Dr. Agim describes the etiology, pathology, and presentation of various types of warts and reviews treatment strategies for pediatric office and home settings. She also discusses specialty treatments employed by dermatologists and when these are appropriate.