Pneumothorax In Pediatric Patients: Management Strategies To Improve Patient Outcomes is organized by EB Medicine.
Date of Original Release: March 1, 2017
Date of most recent review: February 15, 2017
Termination date: March 1, 2020
CME Expiration Date: April 1, 2020
This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
• demonstrate medical decision-making based on the strongest clinical evidence;
• cost-effectively diagnose and treat the most critical ED presentations
• describe the most common medicolegal pitfalls for each topic covered.
Upon completion of this article, you should be able to:
• Describe the types of pneumothoraces, risk factors, and clinical presentations.
• Identify high-risk situations, including traumatic pneumothoraces, tension physiology, and pneumothoraces that require early surgical intervention.
• Describe the diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic approach to patients with spontaneous and traumatic pneumothoraces.
• Discuss the controversies in the management of pneumothoraces.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Surgery