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Grand Rounds: Pediatric Clinical Ultrasound for Cardiopulmonary Disease: Putting the Stethoscope Down and Picking the Probe Up

01-12-2024

By Danielle Paulin, DO , Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Akron Children's, Akron, OH

Emergency Medicine

More about Danielle Paulin, DO, MA, FAAP


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe how the history of medical innovation parallels how clinicians react to advances in practicing medicine in the 21st century. 2. Recognize how clinical ultrasound, when applied properly to the clinical question, can provide much more accurate and timely diagnoses than currently relied on methods. 3. Introduce the Pediatric Lung Exam with Ultrasound for Radiographic-limited applications (PLEURA) protocol for the acquisition and interpretation of clinical lung ultrasound images and their application to clinical care.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Pediatricians lag behind other specialties in the application of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in caring for acutely ill patients. As technology improves, and students get more formal training in POCUS during medical school, use of ultrasound will become standard of care in the diagnostic evaluation of children with respiratory distress.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:

01-10-2025

Method of 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 CE/CME credit.

Disclosure:

The speaker has returned the disclosure form, indicating that the following relevant financial or other relationship with the following commercial interest: Vital Talk Danielle Paulin, DO The following CME Committee/Planning Committee member(s) has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose: Merk Maria Victorio, MD All relationships have been mitigated.

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 TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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