Goal & Objectives

Goal of the Activity

The goal of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2009 is to increase/enhance the participants' knowledge and competence in the areas of clinical medicine, practice management, education, and research specifi cally as they relate to pediatric hospital medicine. The knowledge acquired will help individual hospitalists improve their practice and will also promote the necessary skills required to move the field of hospital medicine forward.

Conference Learning Objectives

To address in a manner sufficient to enable participants to better understand the following areas identified through needs assessment:

  • Clinical issues involving pediatric inpatients including sedation, care of the medically complex child, and current hot topics as well as how to develop best practice guidelines.
  • Practice management including coding and billing; job skills such as contract negotiating and consulting; and career skills such as academic advancement and preventing burnout.
  • The role of the hospitalist in medical education including how to use and teach evidence based medicine, specifi c teaching techniques, and developing an inpatient curriculum.
  • Basic concepts in clinical research, how to turn QI into research, and methodologies of educa tional research.

At the conclusion of this educational activity the participant should be better able to:

  • Comprehend new information and skills in various areas of the clinical practice of pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Apply knowledge gained and implement advances in the practice management, systems and logistics areas of pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Understand new tools for teaching and practicing pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Identify opportunities and mechanisms for hospitalists to conduct pediatric inpatient research.
  • Advocate and infl uence the evolution of pediatric hospital medicine.




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