Common Cranial & Neurosurgical Concerns
This Practical Community Pediatrics Session is Presented by
The Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
This session is designed to help pediatricians recognize and evaluate common cranial issues in the pediatric population, build confidence in diagnosing common non-operative issues in childhood, and know when to refer a child for neurosurgical evaluation or the emergency department.
The Practical Community Pediatrics (PCP) series was created to meet the needs of the primary care physician in the community. Our needs assessment survey revealed that the community providers are not always able to attend our Grand Rounds Sessions at NCH due the inability to leave their offices. In addition to being able to attend virtually, the specialists at NCH recognized the need for continuous education of the community providers on the care of various diseases. The specialists identified a need due to inappropriate or delayed referrals and/or work-ups and identified areas that the primary care physicians should be able to take care of in their offices without the need for specialist intervention.
Primary Care Physicians, Medical Students, Sub-Specialty Physicians, Office Staff, and Community Agencies
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Assess and manage minor traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions, review The Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale and understand the threshold for CT imaging.
- Understand the pathophysiology, evaluation, etiology, and management of hydrocephalus, its management with endoscopic third ventriculostomy versus shunt, and recognize concerning features associated with shunt malfunction.
- Recognize abnormal head shape, distinguish between craniosynostosis and positional plagiocephaly, and evaluate cranial defects or lesions.
Florida Board of Medicine Licensed Physicians ONLY:
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FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
None of the speakers have had (in the past 12 months) any conflicts of interest to resolve or relevant financial relationships with the manufacturers of products or services that will be discussed in this CME activity or in his presentation.
All of the speakers will support this presentation and clinical recommendations with the “best available evidence” from medical literature.
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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The educational content of this course is available for free.
For those wishing to claim CME, the following fees apply. You will not be asked for payment until after you've completed all the course portions and then choose to claim CME.
Fee (per CME Hour)
NCHS Medical & Non-Medical Staff
(Including physician & non-physician employees, Geographic non-employed staff, Residents, Fellows, Emeritus, other non-medical staff )
$0 / CME Hour
NCHS Credentialed Staff (not hospital-based)
$15 / CME hour
Non-NCHS Residents or Fellows (Letter or email from program director required)
$0 / CME Hour
$25 / CME hour
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