Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete is a rare but devastating event. The pre-participation exam consists of a history and physical, however the sensitivity of this is poor. This talk will review the evaluation recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Family Physician, as well as the more controversial widespread screening with electrocardiogram and limited focus cardiac ultrasound.
You will receive instruction on the social deficits exhibited by peer-rejected and socially neglected youth with special needs. The faculty will review evidence-based methods of instruction for teaching social skills. You will learn specific strategies for handling all the different forms of bullying, including how to handle verbal teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, and rumors and gossip.
Using Choosing Wisely, AAP, and CDC recommendations as a foundation, the faculty will review the evidence-based guidelines for the following topics: diagnosis/management of upper respiratory infections (e.g., otitis media), the efficacy of PPI/H2B in young children, the new updates in blood pressure screening, universal HIV screening in adolescents, and mental health tools that assist in screening for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Adolescence is a period of tremendous growth and development, not only physically but emotionally and psychosocially. Understanding the health care issues unique to adolescents and how to best approach these issues will benefit both the health care provider and the adolescent patient. We will look at cases that highlight some problems that primary care providers may encounter in their practices.