San Diego Immunization Coalition Monthly Update
YEAR 2013: August 15 Issue
California Department of Public Health – visit website
California Immunization Coalition – visit website
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Immunization Action Coalition Handouts – Autism
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots
National Network for Immunization Information
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
San Diego Immunization Branch
Identifying and Managing Girls with Turner Syndrome – ON-LINE ANYTIME
Program Description: Identifying and Managing Girls with Turner Syndrome is intended to help pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and other health care providers adopt best practices for detecting growth failure and other signs of Turner Syndrome in female infants, children, and adolescents. This activity will also provide clinicians with state-of-the-art information about the process of making a definitive diagnosis of Turner Syndrome in girls suspected of having the disorder. It will offer practical guidance for collaborating with pediatric endocrinologists and other subspecialists to ensure optimal ongoing care for pediatric patients with Turner Syndrome. Currently recommended screening and monitoring schedules will be discussed. Recent data on the use of growth hormone therapy and estrogen replacement therapy in this population will also be reviewed.
Target Audience: Pediatricians and pediatric nurses
Learning Objectives: Upon completing this activity participants should be better able to:
• Adopt best practices for detecting Turner syndrome-related growth failure in female infants, children, and adolescents
• Incorporate best practices for screening female patients for other signs of Turner syndrome
• Integrate best practices for making a definitive diagnosis in patients suspected of having Turner syndrome
• Adopt best practices for the ongoing management and monitoring of patients with Turner syndrome
Faculty: Gregory F. Hayden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville,Virginia
TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE VISIT: www.turnersyndromefoundation.org/physicians.html
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship/co-providership
of American Academy of CME, Inc.,Turner Syndrome Foundation, and Scherer Clinical Communications.
The American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 1.25 contact hour. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.
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1) Consider measles diagnoses, tools here: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/resources/web-buttons.html
2) CDC’s Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents, aims to strengthen communication between healthcare professionals and parents.
Specific resources to highlight include:
- Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
- Preparing for Questions Parents May Ask
- Infant Immunization FAQs in English and Spanish
- Measles fact sheet for parents in English and Spanish
3) Share information about measles with parents and the public in your office.
- CDC has a recent article for parents about measles that you can link to from your consumer-friendly websites: http://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/
- CDC has a full suite of resources to share with parents, including printable fact sheets, posters, and printable infographics: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/resources/parents-caregivers.html
January 27, 2016 – Zika Virus Resources
MMW Report – Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak – United States, 2016 (includes testing algorithm)
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