Sep 12, 2022
Teens and Headaches
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Podcast: Teens and Headaches    Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward all physician specialties.   Statement of Need  When pediatric patients present with headaches, a comprehensive evaluation should be conducted to determine if it is a primary or secondary headache. Providers should consistently utilize the latest diagnostic and management guidelines to effectively diagnose and manage their pediatric patients with headaches.   Objectives  At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to: 
  1. Discuss the prevalence of headaches in the pediatric population.
  2. Discuss the symptoms and clinical characteristics of headaches including the distinction of symptoms between adults and teens. 
  3. Describe the diagnostic process for headaches in teens including red flags. 
  4. Identify effective management strategies for primary headaches including migraines in the teen patient.
  Moderator Joe Flynn, D.O. Chief Administrative Officer Norton Medical Group Physician-in-Chief  Norton Cancer Institute   Speaker Brian Plato, D.O., FAHS Medical Director Headache Medicine, Neurology Norton Neuroscience Institute Norton Healthcare   Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures   The planners and moderator of this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose.  The speaker, Brian Plato, D.O., FAHS has relevant relationships with: Allergan and Amgen - Advisory Board and Speaker Bureau; Biohaven – Speaker Bureau; and Teva - Advisory Board. These relationships have been successfully mitigated.   Commercial Support   There was no commercial support for this activity.    Physician Credits   Accreditation  Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation  Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Nursing Credits Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This continuing professional development activity has been approved for .5 contact hours. In order for nursing participants to obtain credits, they must claim attendance by attesting to the number of hours in attendance. For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or   Resources for Additional Study:   Headache Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents   Practice guideline update summary: Acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American   American Headache Society     Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |September 2022; Information is current as of the time of recording.  Course Termination Date | September 2024 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or  
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