CME/CEU Let's Talk Webinar/Teleconference
On June 5, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm, join us for Let's Talk: Hearing Assessment after Newborn Period: Understanding the Importance and Increasing Effectiveness with Sarah McKay, AuD. Click here for the registration flyer.
On June 12, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm, join us for Let's Talk: Optimizing Early Brain Development for Lifelong Health and Productivity: Pennsylvania’s Early Childhood Systems with Beth DelConte, MD, FAAP. For the flyer, click here. To register, click here.
Past Let's Talk Webinars
Watch the May 8th webinar recording from Let's Talk: Pediatric Obesity and Bullying with Rebecca Puhl PhD and Matthew Masiello MD, MPH, FAAP. Please note the addition of Dr. Puhl's responses to the Q&A session.
SPECIAL OFFERING! CME/CEU Let's Talk Webinar/Teleconference
The PAAAP is pleased to offer three "Let's Talk" events on Emergency Preparedness. The final event in the series is:
May 21: Let's Talk: Emergency Preparedness and Children with Special Health Care Needs with Renee Turchi MD, MPH, FAAP and Wendy Ross MD, FAAP.
- April 11: Watch the webinar recording from Let's Talk: Emergency Preparedness for Physicians with Scott Needle MD, FAAP.
- April 17: Watch the webinar recording from Let's Talk: Supporting Children in the Aftermath of a Crisis with David Schonfeld MD, FAAP.
News from Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children
All kids deserve to be cavity free (48% of kids in PA have cavities now). Oral health in the medical office takes less than one additional minute and is billable. Free CME - Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children will train your staff in your office. Result = healthy, cavity free kids! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-446-3059 to schedule a presentation. Eve Kimball, MD, FAAP (Reading) – PA AAP Oral Health Advocate
Preparing ahead for the 2013-14 School Year
• PIAA sports pre-participation requirements:
As a result of collaboration between the PIAA Sports Medicine Committee, PIAA Board and the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the following serves as guidance for medical professionals completing the PIAA CIPPE effective June 1 for the 2013-2014 school year:
The CIPPE shall be signed/dated no earlier than June 1st and shall be effective, regardless of when signed during a school year, until the next May 31st.
Regardless of the timing of the complete physical exam and prior to signing a CIPPE, the medical provider must review the completed and signed parent/student sections of the form with particular attention to Section 5: Health History.
This medical evaluation may then be completed in either of the following ways:
1. A face-to-face encounter on/after June 1st
2. A complete review of the medical record within the medical home including review of specialist and emergency department reports AND
A complete physical exam (including appropriate musculoskeletal exam) within acceptable guidelines for preventative care AND
If indicated by any concerning information noted upon review of above (including, for example: abnormal BP, recent injury without appropriate follow-up/clearance), recalling the patient for an appropriate face-to-face encounter with exam prior to certifying the student for participation.
• The PA Dept of Health has a new physical exam form for school students effective January 1, 2013. Note that parents must complete and sign the 1st page of the form (health history) before giving the form to the clinician to complete and sign.
Did You Know the ABP Has 12 MOC Part IV Modules Available At No Charge?
It’s true! Once you sign up for MOC and pay the enrollment fee you have access to the ABP’s 12 Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs) which are web-based tools to maintain Part IV of your certification. Click here to preview the PIMs and access FAQs on each module.