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Managing Respiratory Issues of Medically Fragile Children

Date: This offering will be presented as a live, virtual event on July 16, 2013 from 3-4 p.m., ET.   

This presentation will help pulmonologists and respiratory therapists to focus on the medical issues of medically fragile children. The technology-dependent child is at special risk for respiratory complications of gastroesophageal and oral complications of neuromuscular disease, cerebral palsy, metabolic disease, complications of meningitis and other devastating illnesses. Airway clearance is an adjunct to decreasing costs and improving quality of life for these patients and their caregivers.

1. Provide an overview of neuromuscular diseases and complications that predispose patients to frequent respiratory exacerbations.
2. Identify treatment strategies/medically appropriate care to meet needs of this difficult patient population to promote improvements in quality of life and positive clinical outcomes.
3. Discuss evidence supporting the effect of airway clearance on reducing costs associated with pulmonary complications/exacerbations.

Christopher Landon, MD, FAAP, FCCP, CMD
Director of Pediatrics, Ventura County Medical Center
Pediatric Pulmonary Center Director Mid Coast
Disclosure: Speaker's Bureau for Hill Rom

Program Committee:
Ibrahim Abdulhamid, MS, MD, FAASM
Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division, CHM
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University
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Mike Bederka
CE Editor, ADVANCE Newsmagazines
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Wayne State University School of Medicine and ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine. The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Supported by an educational grant from Hill-Rom.


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