What To Do When a Pectus Patient Walks Into the Office

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Step Status
Starts On: 7/1/2019: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 2/14/2020: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 1


Aaron Michael Abarbanell, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

Presenters should indicate if speaking off label. This activity originated as a presentation at the CME activity, Pediatric Early Bird Rounds, February 9, 2018, which is supported by St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Planning Committee

David A. Hunstad, MD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics / Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Disclosure: Consulting: Board of Directors, BioVersys AG, Basel, Switzerland

Paula Murphy, RN, BSN, MBA
Current Position: Senior Physician Liaison
Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and natural history of pectus deformities
  • Formulate a management plan for the different types of pectus deformities
  • Learn how to counsel patients and parents about the psychosocial issues

Additional Information:
Target Audience: This course is designed for Pediatricians, family and emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals who encounter pediatric patients in a health care setting.

Publication Date: July 1, 2019
Expiration Date: February 14, 2020

Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit available for this activity:
Credit Statement: AMA Credit
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Ji, Y., Liu, W., Chen, S., Xu, B., Tang, Y., Wang, X., et al. (2011). Assessment of psychosocial functioning and its risk factors in children with pectus excavatum. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 9(1), 28. http://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-9-28
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Presenters are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

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