Grand Rounds: Exercise-Induced Dyspnea in Children and Adolescents

June 20, 2014

By Rajeev Bhatia, MD , Pediatric Pulmonologist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH , Allergy and Immunology
More about Rajeev Bhatia, MD, FAAP

Objectives (Educational Content) :
1. Identify pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

2. Recognize other causes of exercise-induced dyspnea and their diagnosis and management

3. Describe the utility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) in assessment and management of exercise-induced dyspnea in children and adolescents

Target Audience:
Physicians, Pediatricians and Residents

Identified Gap:
The cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab was recently established in the pulmonary department. Several referrals have been received due to collaboration with cardiology, neurology and sports medicine. We wish to increase awareness among pediatricians, other divisions and residents in regard to exercise physiology.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
1 hour

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:
The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:
All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Dr.Rajeev Bhatia has indicated that he has had no financial or other relationships with any commercial interests during the past twelve months.

Accreditation Statement:
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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