Cook Children's International Program

Video grand roundsGrand Rounds video library

Through our Grand Rounds video library, Cook Children's provides busy health care professionals an opportunity to receive current information on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient.

These informational offerings provide an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care.

Disclaimer: This is an educational program designed to present scientific information and opinion to health professionals, to stimulate thought and further investigation. It does not provide advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual case. It is not intended for use by the layman. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Cook Children's Health Care System. Mention of products or services does not constitute endorsement.

Course Description

Information Only - A Case-based review of pediatric interventional radiology

Dr. McIntosh will discuss typical and more complex patient cases seen in interventional radiology. Learning Objectives: Provide a brief overview of pediatric radiology.

Information Only - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating a Child with Chronic Pain

Dr. Gandhi, Ms. Wilkins and Ms. McKeone will explain the neurobiology of pain and how to manage it. Learning Objectives: 1. Review the neurobiology of pain. 2. Explain the diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome.

Information Only - Acne in the Pediatric Population

Dr. Ghali will discuss the diagnosis, categorization, assessment and management of pediatric patients with acne. Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the differential diagnosis of acne. 2. Discuss the concept of acne categorization by age.

Information Only - Asthma Mimickers with a Focus on Foreign Body Aspiration

Dr. Das will discuss possible causes of wheezing and indicators for foreign body aspiration. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the pathophysiology of wheezing. 2. Discuss possible causes of wheezing and their treatment.

Information Only - Behavioral Pediatrics in Primary Care

Dr. Friman will present on the topic of primary care in behavioral pediatrics. Learning Objectives: 1. Define Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics 2. Describe at least three guiding principles in Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics.

Information Only - Bleeding Disorders vs. Child Abuse: The Bad and the Ugly

Bleeding disorders and child abuse may both result in similar skin findings and/or intracranial hemorrhage. Drs. Anderst and Carpenter will review the evaluation for bleeding disorders in situations concerning abuse.

Information Only - Chagas Disease

Dr. Edwards will present on the topic of Chagas Disease. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the population at risk for Chagas disease in the United States.

Information Only - Chronic Daily Headaches

Dr. Ryals will provide assessment and management strategies for chronic daily headaches. Learning Objectives: 1. Define chronic daily headaches. 2. Distinguish chronic migraines from transformed migraine. 3. Identify suspected mechanisms.

Information Only - Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional Effects of Concussion in Children and Adolescents

Dr. Morton will address the cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of concussions from a neuropsychologist's perspective. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain typical and atypical recovery patterns following concussion.

Information Only - Concussion Management

Dr. Blueitt will provide an in-depth look at concussions in school-aged patients, including concussion management and appropriate return to play protocol. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the neuropathology of concussions.

Information Only - Cyberbullying

Dr. Elliott will present on the signs, symptoms and prevention of bullying. Learning Objectives: 1. Define bullying with identification of the different types.

Information Only - Early Assessment and Management of Severe Sepsis

Dr. Gelvez will explain the use of the new sepsis scoring tool and standard sepsis protocol in the early assessment and management of severe sepsis. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the pathophysiology of sepsis.

Information Only - ECMO at Cook Children's Medical Center

Dr. Caballero will take an in-depth look at the use of ECMO at Cook Children's. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss relevant clinical conditions that could benefit from extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and their related outcomes.

Information Only - Endocrine Care in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Dr. Steelman will discuss pediatric cancer survivorship from an endocrine perspective. Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the several key endocrinopathies that can occur in survivors of childhood cancer.

Information Only - Essential Oils: Follow Your Nose

Kimberly and Dr. Gandhi will explain safe use of essential oils for patients. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe what an essential oil is along with why patients want to use these products.

Information Only - Family-Centered Care

Juliette Schlucter will address strategies, barriers and behaviors in incorporating family-centered care principles. Learning Objectives: 1. Define best strategies of family-centered care principles.

Information Only - Fetal Echocardiopathy and Fetal Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Roten will present on the topic of fetal echocardiopathy and cardiomyopathy. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss clinical indications that necessitate a fetal echocardiogram order.

Information Only - Following the Eating Disordered Patient from Diagnosis, through Treatment and Beyond

Carol Darwin, RD, LD will follow the eating disordered patient from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the changes in the DSM-V with respect to diagnosis and treatment.

Information Only - Global Health in US Medical Education: Why We Travel

Dr. McRay will discuss global health as it relates to training of U.S. healthcare providers, including those effected by the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Information Only - Hypertriglyceridemia in Children

Dr. Wilson will discuss the pathophysiology associated with hypertriglyceridemia when present in children.

Information Only - Ketotic Hypoglycemia: Re-evaluation of a Classic Pediatric Condition

Dr. Weinstein will present in the area of ketotic hypoglycemia by addressing the frequency, causes and evaluation of hypoglycemia in an effort to improve health care outcomes.

Information Only - Management of intractable irritability, spasticity, and dysautonomia in children with severe neurological impairment

Dr. Hauer will use patient cases to neurological symptoms and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment strategies. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify presence of neurological symptoms.

Information Only - Mitochondrial Medicine: The New Frontier

Dr. Cohen will discuss anthropology, biochemistry and therapies to treat mitochondrial disorders.

Information Only - N.E.S.T. Developmental Follow-up Center

Dr. Johnson will discuss the new N.E.S.T. Developmental Follow-Up Center, which was created to give babies who arrive early or are born with medical conditions that extra nudge so that they can reach their fullest potential.

Information Only - No Hit Zone, Reinforcing a Culture of Safety

Drs. Daley, Coffman and Donna Wright will present on the topic of child abuse prevention safety. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain what prompted the development of the “No Hit Zone” policy.

Information Only - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Dr. Squires will discuss the role of pediatric obesity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the serious long-term consequences.

Information Only - Odd Couple: The Marriage of Breastfeeding & Safe Sleep

Dr. Hamilton-Spence will discuss ways the pro-breastfeeding and safe sleep initiatives can work together better. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the overlapping physiology of breastfeeding & sleep for mother & infant.

Information Only - ONE VOICE: How to De-Stress the Treatment Room

The purpose of the ONE VOICE campaign is to remind health care professionals to be cognizant of the clinical environment that we expose children to during medical procedures.

Information Only - Parsimony in Pediatric Prescribing: Is it medically necessary for our children's health?

Ms. Gonzalez will address the challenges of prescribed medications with medical errors. Learning Objectives: 1. Outline the extent of medical errors within the U.S.

Information Only - PFAPA Syndrome and Auto-Inflammatory Disorders

Dr. Whitworth will discuss the clinical presentation of PFAPA Syndrome and other febrile illnesses that mimic infections. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the clinical presentation of PFAPA syndrome.

Information Only - Post-tonsillectomy Pain Considerations and Codeine

Dr. Marcincuk will present on the topic of pain considerations post-tonsillectomy.

Information Only - Primary Care Sports Medicine: The Basics

Dr. Guirola will give an overview of what the general practitioner needs to know regarding sports medicine from a rheumatologist’s perspective. Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the importance of a musculoskeletal examination.

Information Only - Research Day: Poster Presentations

Information Only - Research Day: Use of Fluorodopa 18F Positron Emission Tomography Combined with Computed Tomography in Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Dr. Thornton will discuss a research project focused on treatment of hyperinsulinism. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the structure of this research project. 2. Discuss preliminary data results.

Information Only - Safe Infant Sleep Initiative

Dr. Daley will enhance knowledge by addressing safe infant sleep and methods to reduce infant mortality. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify suffocation as the leading cause of injury related death in infants.

Information Only - Sickle Cell Emergencies

Dr. Johnson will use patient cases to describe how to manage sickle cell emergencies. Learning Objectives: 1. Review definitions of splenic sequestration, aplastic crisis, acute chest syndrome.

Information Only - Syncope

Dr. Dzurik will discuss the causes, evaluation process and outcomes for syncope. Learning Objectives: 1. Define syncope. 2. Discuss the causes of syncope. 3. Outline the evaluation process for patients that present with syncope.

Information Only - The Edge of Viability

Dr. Lawrence will present on how neonatology is using information to shape how to approach the lines of pediatric viability.

Information Only - Treatments in Refractory Epilepsy: Options Beyond Medications

Dr. Keator will take an in-depth look at pediatric epilepsy including current and alternative treatments. Learning Objectives: 1. Review definitions of epilepsy and refractory epilepsy.

Information Only - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: From Bedside to Bench and Back Again

Dr. Northrup will address clinical findings, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic options for patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

Information Only - Utilizing the Ethics Committee

Pam Foster will present on the function of the ethics committee in an effort to identify the appropriate time to initiate an ethics consult.

Information Only - When the zebras are the horses: A case study in a rare but common syndrome

Dr. Byun will use a case study to illustrate the characteristics of a skeletal dysplasia that is extremely rare, but more common in certain populations.

Information Only- Evolution in the Management of Hirschprung's Disease

Dr. Gosain will address surgical approaches, diagnostic techniques and the pathogenesis of Hirschprung's-associated Enterocolitis. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify historic and current surgical approaches to Hirschprung's disease.

Information Only-Healthcare Delivery: Renal Failure

Dr. Brophy will discuss prevention, life span and medication utilization regarding renal failure. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the role of prevention and life span in healthcare delivery as it pertains to renal failure.

Information Only-Progress in Treatment of Childhood Leukemia: A Clinician's Historical Perspective

Dr. Bowman will address progress in treatment of childhood leukemia.

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