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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the IDSA guidelines for infectious diarrhea pertaining to a hospitalized pediatric patient.
  • Review the major causes for acute gastroenteritis in a hospitalized child in the USA.
  • Explain the appropriate workup and treatment for acute gastroenteritis in a hospitalized patient.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Andi L Shane, Rajal K Mody, John A Crump, Phillip I Tarr, Theodore S Steiner, Karen Kotloff, Joanne M Langley, Christine Wanke, Cirle Alcantara Warren, Allen C Cheng, Joseph Cantey, Larry K Pickering, 2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diarrhea, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 12, 15 December 2017, Pages e45–e80,
  2. Christopher S. Prestel M.D., Larry K. Pickering M.D. IDSA updates guidelines for diagnosis, management of infectious diarrhea. AAP News 2018.
  3. Deise Granado-Villar, Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, Andrea Granados. Acute Gastroenteritis. Pediatrics in Review Nov 2012, 33 (11) 487-495; DOI: 10.1542/pir.33-11-487.

Arvind Srinath, MD, MS — Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Associate Vice Chair for Education for Fellowship Training, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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