JPHC CE: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Early Intervention and Referral

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common hip pathology in children aged 8−15 years old. Research has shown that when a nonorthopedic provider evaluates this patient population, there can be a significant delay in the appropriate treatment, which may have serious consequences for the prognosis of the patient. The delays are often caused by the practitioner’s inability to put the clinical picture into focus with regard to how these patients typically present.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours.

Keywords: hip pain, muscle strain, pelvis, groin, knee pain, SCFE, orthopedic

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the clinical presentation of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
2. Identification of the at-risk population for a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
3. Explain the evaluation techniques to make an accurate and timely diagnosis.
4. Identify the importance of treatment and referral as it relates to the prognosis for the patient.
5. State the potential differential diagnoses involved with pediatric hip pathology.
 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Contact hours
Course opens: 
03/01/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
Cost:
$0.00
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Alan W. Duncan, Graduate Student, Clemson University, and Orthopedic and Neurotrauma Operating Room Nurse, Prisma
Health, Greenville, SC.

Heide S. Temples, Associate Professor, and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

Correspondence:

Alan W. Duncan, BSN, MS, RN, Clemson University
605 Grove Rd., Office No. 221, Greenville, SC 29605;
e-mail: adunca3@g.clemson.edu


 

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 Contact hours

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