Acute Severe Asthma - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports - Apr 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for trauma physicians, trauma nurses, emergency department physicians, and emergency department nurses.


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This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.5 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.
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Faculty Listing:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University;
Attending Physician, Nationwide Children?s Hospital;
Associate Pediatric Medical Director, MedFlight

CME Question Reviewer
Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Ronald M. Perkin, MD, MA
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Matthew R. Ledoux, MD
Division Chief
Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Sedation Services
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Peer Reviewer
Christopher J. Haines, DO, FACEP, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director
Critical Care Transport Team
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Executive Editor
Shelley Morrow Mark
AHC Media

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin
AHC Media


  • Acute Severe Asthma


  • recognize specific conditions in pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department
  • describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, historical and examination findings associated with conditions in pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department
  • formulate a differential diagnosis and perform necessary diagnostic tests
  • apply up-to-date therapeutic techniques to address conditions discussed in the publication
  • discuss any discharge or follow-up instructions with patients.

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP (editor), Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP (CME question reviewer), Ronald M. Perkin, MD (author), Matthew R. Ledoux, MD (author), Christopher J. Haines, DO (peer reviewer), Shelley Morrow Mark (executive editor), and Leslie Hamlin (managing editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity..

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