DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this online course is to provide an outline of a holistic approach to evaluate and manage common Pediatrics problems seen in the primary care practice. The course will discuss recommendations on management by general practitioners (primary care physicians), based on current guidelines and evidence-based medicine. We will use an active learning approach through live interactive sessions, assignments, and discussions. Faculty includes experts from the US, UK, Australia and Pakistan, from both Pediatrics and Family Medicine. This program will complement basic trainings and short courses offered in Pakistan for general practitioners to bridge the gap of specialty care, especially for those who are serving in underserved areas.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this enduring material, participants should be better able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to holistically evaluate a child by taking an age-appropriate history and performing a relevant physical examination for common pediatric problems
  2. Synthesize an appropriate diagnosis and management plan for common pediatric conditions in primary care settings. 
  3. Recognize his or her own practice limitations and seek consultation with other healthcare providers and resources when necessary to provide optimal patient care.
  4. Promote healthy and safe lifestyle in children and families.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This enduring material is intended for a broad audience including general physicians, primary care providers, specialty physicians, physicians in training (residents and fellows), and medical students. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: Program Overview

  • 2

    Module 1- Approach to Fever in an Infant and a Child

    • Module 1 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 1 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Approach to Fever in an Infant and a Child

    • Live Session: Approach to fever in an Infant and a Child

    • Exit Ticket Module 1 (required)

    • Quiz Module 1

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading-Managment of Fever in Infants and Children

    • Optional Reading-The Febrile Infant Where Art Meets Science to Prevent Harm

    • Optional Reading-Fever of Unknown Origin Where Science Meets Art

    • Optional Reading-Fever in Infants and Children - Pediatrics - MSD Manual Professional Edition

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 3

    Module 2- Well baby Visits: Routine assessments for primary care

    • Module 2 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 2 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Well baby Visits: Routine assessments for primary care

    • Live Session: Well baby visists Routine Assessments for Primary Care

    • Exit Ticket Module 2 (required)

    • Quiz 1

    • Quiz 2

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading-Comprehensive Newborn Assessment Part 1 of 2

    • Optional Readning-Comprehensive Newborn Assessment Part 2 of 2

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 4

    Module 3- Common Respiratory Illnesses in Children

    • Module 3 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 3 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Common Respiratory Illnesses in Children

    • Live Session: Common Respiratory Illnesses in Children

    • Exit Ticket Module 3 (required)

    • Quiz 1

    • Quiz 2

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading-Antibiotic use in Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

    • Quiz explanation reading material - Asthma prevention therapy

    • Quiz explanation reading material - Acute Asthma

    • Quiz explanation reading material - Bronchiolitis

    • Quiz explanation reading material - Community acquired pneumonia

    • Quiz explanation reading material - Croup in Children

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 5

    Module 4 - Diarrhoea and Management of Dehydration and Dysentery

    • Module 4 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 4 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Diarrhea and management of dehydration and Dysentery

    • Live Session: Diarrhoea and Management of Dehydration and Dysentery

    • Exit Ticket Module 4 (required)

    • Quiz Module 4

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading - Diarrhea and dehydration WHO

    • Optional Reading - Diagnosis and Management of Dehydration in Children

    • Optional Reading - Acute Gastroenetritis in children

    • Optional Reading - Dehydration in children

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 6

    Module 5 - Common Neonatal Problems

    • Module 5 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 5 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Routine Management of the Healthy Newborn Infant based on AAP Guidelines

    • Live Session: Common Neonatal Problems

    • Exit Ticket Module 5 (required)

    • Quiz Module 5

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading - FINAL_Managing Unsettled Babies_public

    • Optional Readning - common issues in care of sick neonates

    • Optional Reading - FINAL_Information for GPs_Public

    • Optional Reading - FINAL_How to stop reflux medications_public

    • Optional Reading - FINAL_How do I know if my baby has reflux_public

    • Optional Reading - Comprehensive Newborn Assessment Part 1

    • Optional Reading - Comprehensive Newborn Assessment Part 2

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 7

    Module 6 - Childhood Immunization

  • 8

    Module 7 - Adolescent Health

  • 9

    Module 8 - Common Pediatric Allergies

    • Module 8 - Objectives

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 8 Faculty

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Presentation: Common Pediatrics Allergies

    • Live Session: Common Pediatric Allergies

    • Exit Ticket Module 8 (required)

    • Quiz Module 8

    • Required Reading - Discussion

    • Optional Reading - Asthma and self management and allergies

    • Optional Reading - Food Allergies in Children

    • One Minute Paper - required assignment

  • 10

    Course Completion

    • Survey

Need Discount?

If you are a trainee or medical student , MERIT Academy has special discounts for you in this course. Kindly send us an email at appnamerit@gmail.com to get discounts on this course.

Course Faculty

Course Director

Mobeen H. Rathore

MD, CPE (USA) Chief, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, and hospital Epidemiologist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Course Co-lead

Dr. Nida Ilyas Shamsi

MBBS, FCPS (Family Medicine), MRCGP(INT) Head, Family Medicine, The Indus Hospital, Karachi

Course Co-lead

Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rana

MD, DCH, FRACP Pediatric Consultant pediatrician Central Gippsland Health service, Victoria, Australia