CME

Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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Table of Contents

Chest Pain in Pediatrics

Tisha K. Yeh, MD; and Jay Yeh, MD

Palpitations and Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents

Jeanny K. Park, MD

Syncope in Children and Adolescents

Jay Yeh, MD

Strategies for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents

Stuart Berger, MD; and Emanuele Maccalli, MD

Sponsorship Statement:  This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Recognize the various causes of chest pain in pediatrics, appropriate screening methods, and indications for cardiology referral.

2. Identify the two most common arrhythmia etiologies that could cause sudden cardiac arrest in the young patient presenting with palpitations.

3. Recognize the typical presentation of neurocardiogenic syncope and the atypical warning signs that would suggest serious underlying conditions..

4. Define preventive strategies for sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents.

Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents

Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals

Guest Editor:  Stuart Berger, MD

Disclosure statement: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears at the beginning of each CME-accredited article in this issue and also on this page.

Faculty members report the following financial relationships:
Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
Stanford T. Shulman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors report the following financial relationships: Tisha K. Yeh has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Jay Yeh has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Jeanny K. Park has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Stuart Berger has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Emanuele Maccalli has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Signed disclosures are on file at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Accreditation statement(s): 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Keck School of Medicine of USC and SLACK Incorporated. The Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation:  The Keck School of Medicine of USC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: December 1, 2015.

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018.

How to participate:  To participate in this CME activity, you must read the learning objectives, log-in to www.Healio.com, pay for the activity ($30.00), answer the pretest questions, read the article[s], complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, you will receive a certificate by email, issued by Keck School of Medicine of USC, for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2015 by SLACK Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written consent of the publisher.

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