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2017 Pediatric Symposium: Impact of Common Pediatric Disease & Healthcare Utilization

Inspira Health Network - Continuing Medical Education

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)

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2017 Pediatric Symposium:

Impact of Common Pediatric Disease & Healthcare Utilization


 

  OVERVIEW & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The 2017 Pediatric Symposium: Impact of Common Pediatric Disease & Healthcare Utilization has been designed as a live activity to address the issues of three common pediatric diseases.  Adherence treatment plans and the impact on health care utilization resulting from patients presenting with these conditions will be discussed. 

In 2000, children and adolescents with a special health care need made up 16% of youth, but accounted for 53% of hospital days. Consequently, targeting factors that influence health care use in this population may provide one of the greatest opportunities to reduce pediatric health care spending.

Reviewing the impact of health care costs specific to pediatric populations is important due to factors that make pediatric treatment unique, the variations in health care systems and outcomes across the lifespan of the patient.  

 


Modifiable Predictors of Asthma to Reduce Health Care Costs 

Asthma is a common chronic disorder with considerable morbidity and mortality.  The CDC estimated more than 10 million children (14% of U.S. children) had been diagnosed with asthma.  It is among the most common causes of childhood emergency department visits, hospitalization and missed school days.  This overview will address this common condition and the financial implications our health care system faces.

 As a result of attending this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Examine health service utilization among children with asthma.
  • Describe stepwise approach for managing asthma in children.
  • Discuss management of status asthmaticus.

Impact of Neonatal Drug Withdrawal & Maternal Drug Use

Substance abuse during pregnancy can be a serious problem for both the mother and her newborn.  The mother may suffer adverse consequences of her addiction including episodes of drug withdrawal during pregnancy and illness related to high-risk behavior. 

Effects on the fetus and newborn include chronic and intermittent drug exposure, poor maternal nutrition, acute withdrawal shortly after birth, long-term effects on physical growth and neurodevelopment. 

Maternal opioid addiction is continuously increasing in the U.S.  According to a recent CDC report, every 25 minutes a baby is born with opioid withdrawal; some states have 33 per 1,000 live births born to opioid addicted mothers.  The average length of stay of these babies is 16.9 days as compared to 2.1 days.  The cost for health care is $60,700 as compared to $3,500 and translates to an estimated cost of 1.5 billion dollars per year. This presentation will examine the prevalence and costs of newborn and maternal inpatient hospital stays associated with substance use, including abuse of prescription drugs, use of illicit drugs and/or alcohol. 

 As a result of attending this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Review prevalence of drug addiction during pregnancy and its impact on newborns.
  • Discuss the outcomes of maternal drug use on newborns.
  • Describe associated neurodevelopmental abnormalities associated with intrauterine exposure to drugs.

 Establishing Plans to Manage Seizures Optimizing Health Care Utilization

Approximately 10% of children experience one seizure in the first 16 years of life.  Continuous seizure activity without regaining consciousness lasting for more than 5 minutes is called status epilepticus and is a medical emergency in children younger than 5 years of age.  Occurring in 100/100,000 children, status epilepticus carries approximately 14% risk of new neurologic deficit.  The treatment of seizure disorder in children requires careful evaluation, appropriate medicines for appropriate duration, strict adherence to treatment to avoid break-through seizures and any further neurologic injury, which can add significant cost to health care. Appropriate methods for the support and long-term outcomes will be explored for pediatric asthma treatment.

As a result of attending this activity, participants should be better able to:  

  • Review evaluation of children with seizure disorder.
  • Review choice of drugs to treat seizures.
  • Describe novel therapies to treat recurrent seizures. 

 


 

   FACULTY

    David Carola, DO

Division of External Specialty Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

  

  Badal Jain, MD

Division of Pediatic Neurology, Department of Pediatrics

Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

(Please note change of faculty.)

 

    Robert Heinle, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Pulmonary Division, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

    


 AUDIENCE

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Hospitalists, Family Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurses and all other interested physicians and health care providers involved in pediatric care.  


CREDITS

 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

 3 Nursing CE Contact Hours 


AGENDA 

7:30 am           Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits      

8:00 am           Welcome and Overview        

8:15 am           Modifiable Predictors of Asthma to Reduce Health Care

                        Costs   

                              Robert Heinle, MD                

9:15 am           Impact of Neonatal Drug Withdrawal & Maternal Drug Use

                              David Carola, DO                            

10:15 am         Break and Exhibits

10:30 am         Establishing Plans to Manage Seizures Optimizing Health

                        Care Utilization

                              Badal Jain, MD                

11:30 am         Evaluation and Closing Remarks 


ACCREDITATION & DESIGNATION

Physician Accreditation: Inspira Health Network is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Inspira Health Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing CE Credit: Garden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#88-8/14-17. Nurses will be awarded 3 contact hours. Approved status does not imply endorsement by Garden AHEC, Inspira Health Network, New Jersey State Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation of any commercial products or services. To address a grievance, please contact Garden AHEC at 856-507-8565.   


FAQs

 Are there  requirements to enter the event?

Inspira Health Network residents and medical students must present their ID badge to confirm their free registration.

 What are my transportation and parking options for this event?

The Luciano Conference Center at Cumberland County College is on the college campus located at 3322 College Drive in Vineland, N.J. For directions visit www.cccnj.edu or call 856-691-9196. Parking for the symposium is free in lot G.

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

 Call Susan Hansen, 856-641-7511 or e-mail hansens@ihn.org

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

 No

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation policy: A full refund minus a 20% registration cancellation fee will be granted if the cancellation is made in writing, postmarked and/or received at least 2 weeks prior to the start of this educational activity. Send attn: Susan Hansen, hansens@ihn.org or Inspira Health Network, MSO Box #44, 1505 W. Sherman Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.

Inspira Health Network CME reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and agenda and to cancel this activity, if necessary.

ADA

It is the policy of Inspira Health Network to comply with the American with Disabilities Act. If any participant of this activity has a disability that requires special accommodations, please contact Susan Hansen at hansens@ihn.org or 856-641-7511 at least 2 weeks prior to the symposium and we will be happy to provide assistance. 

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Cumberland County College - Luciano Conference Center
3322 College Dr
Vineland, NJ 08360

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)


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Inspira's CME program offers continuing medical education activities that assist our medical staff in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to deliver quality healthcare to the population we serve. Our educational activities deliver content intended to enhance the clinical and diagnostic skills of our healthcare providers with the goal of increased practice compliance and continuous improvement in patient care. 

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