Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Residents
Specialty: Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English and Portuguese
About the Pediatric Emergencies
Emergency medicine in pediatrics focuses on the need to make immediate decisions and to act quickly to prevent complications, severe disabilities, or even the death of the patient. Emergency Pediatricians provide immediate recognition, assessment, care, and stabilize acute illnesses and injuries. To accomplish this, high pressure and fast pace is a constant requirement, as well as a broad knowledge base and a variety of well-developed clinical competencies and technical skills.
The Pediatrics Emergencies course aims to provide future residents with a solid foundation of practice based on virtual patients’ scenarios. It includes five clinical scenarios from different specialties ((toxicology, cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, and neurology) with a diverse population of pediatric patients.
Recommended for medical students in the clinical years who are interested in developing their clinical skills in order to enter a residency program in Pediatric Emergencies.
- 5 Modules
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patients’ scenarios, with increasing levels of complexity
- Online, Self-paced
You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace
- Certificate of Completion
After completing the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion
Certificates can be verified by external entities through a verification link that will be sent to you by email
What you will learn:
By undertaking this course, you’ll be prepared to:
- Perform the adequate approach to a pediatric drug overdose;
- Perform the adequate approach to tachycardia;
- Identify and treat acute respiratory illness;
- Identify and treat diabetic ketoacidosis associated with hypovolemic shock;
- Perform the clinical approach to a septic shock.
Body Interact has developed this course based on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) programs, utilizing our advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
Module 1 - Non-responsive child
Context: A Pediatric Emergency Physician is an expert caring for children with acute illnesses or injuries. This specialist is trained to treat a wide range of problems, such as involuntary intoxications, which require immediate medical help. These problems are usually serious and can put a child’s life at risk.
Virtual Scenario: Roderick has been a seemingly healthy child since birth. One day, he was playing at his grandmother’s house and became extremely sleepy during the afternoon. His grandmother found him lying down, barely breathing, and called an ambulance.
Module 2 - Suddenly the child felt sick as the child was getting ready to go to school
Context: At rest, younger children have a faster heartbeat than older children. Nevertheless, heart rate variability may occur. When there is an abnormally fast heartbeat unrelated to physical activity or age, it may be due to an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system.
Virtual Scenario: Alexandra suddenly felt ill when she was getting ready to go to school. Her mother noticed and rushed her daughter to the Pediatric Emergency Unit.
Module 3 - Difficult to breathe
Context: Mild breathing changes or problems can commonly occur due to a minor cold or allergies. However, some breathing problems in children – such as wheezing and chest retraction – can be a sign of something more significant that warrants emergency medical care.
Virtual Scenario: Charlie was in kindergarten on what seemed a normal day, playing and interacting with the other children. Suddenly the kindergarten staff noticed his labored breathing and immediately brought Charlie to Hospital.
Module 4 - Child with abdominal pain and vomiting
Context: Metabolic diseases can occur in children with life-threatening complications. The importance of carefully evaluating and monitoring signs and symptoms is crucial to anticipate serious complications. If left untreated, shock can be fatal in children.
Virtual Scenario: Recently, Gregory started to feel abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting. Today his father found him weaker and immediately brought Gregory to the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Module 5 - Confused speech
Context: Septicemia is one of the most dangerous conditions, especially in septic shock. Early diagnosis and intervention with the appropriate pathogen, increases the chance of the child to survive.
Virtual Scenario: Dominik was having a seemingly normal day playing with his brothers when his mother noticed he had a fever. Later that day, he started vomiting and his mother took him to the Hospital.
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