This CME Conference is designed to accommodate the continuing educational needs of the practicing primary care pediatrician, resident in training and other health care professionals. The course will provide the most current technologies and ideas on hypertension; acne, infantile hemangiomas, scabies and atopy; firearm injury prevention; pediatric asthma, type II diabetes; the rural doctor experience; telemedicine; state legislature; and sports injury.
- Understand the rationale for the new hypertension guidelines.
- Redesign practice processes to incorporate the important changes made in recent pediatric BP guidelines.
- Understand the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria and current research of acne, infantile hemangiomas, scabies and atopy
- Describe firearm injury prevention with a developmental perspective.
- Discuss means restriction effectively with parents and how it can decrease risk of completed suicide.
- Individualize maintenance strategies for patients with pediatric asthma based on current guidelines and disease severity.
- Familiarize oneself with screening for type II diabetes in primary care and understand the role of oral hypoglycemic medications such as metformin in treating type II diabetes and insulin resistance in children.
- Identify one challenge faced by rural healthcare providers or the patients they serve.
- Understand more about telemedicine in the medical home, and ongoing legislative efforts in the state of Kansas.
- Awareness and knowledge of public policy issues related to issues of concern to AAP.
- Better understand the important physical findings to evaluate with sports injuries, and when to return to play.