The JPHC CE articles for the Nov- Dec issue is now available!
- An Approach to Hair Loss in Pediatric Primary Care includes recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric hair loss for the primary care practitioner. 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content. This continuing education actvity is offered free to NAPNAP members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $10.00. Pediatric hair loss is a cause of concern for patients and families. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, as delays in care for certain diagnoses can cause permanent scarring alopecia. The evaluation of hair loss includes a thorough history, physical examination, and other potential tests. The causes of hair loss can be classified as either acquired versus congenital. Acquired causes of hair loss can be subdivided into scarring and nonscarring; however, some conditions may present as nonscarring and progress to scarring alopecia. Recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric hair loss for the primary care practitioner will be summarized. J Pediatr Health Care. (2021) 35, 651−661
- Medical Child Abuse (MCA): Essentials for Pediatric Health Care Providers will discuss MCA in terms of definition and features, epidemiology, perpetrators, variants in presentation, consequences and implications for practice.
0.75 NAPNAP contact hour. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $10. Medical child abuse (MCA) is a rare but potentially deadly variant of child maltreatment. MCA results in unnecessary health care for a child because of a caregiver’s exaggeration, fabrication, or induction of physical and/or psychological symptoms of illness. These unnecessary health care interventions result in a morbidity rate of 100% in the form of complications and disabilities and a mortality rate as high as 9%. Although MCA is relatively rare, it is estimated that pediatric health care professionals, including pediatric nurse practitioners, will most likely encounter at least one MCA victim in the course of their career. This continuing education article will discuss MCA in terms of definition and features, epidemiology, perpetrators, variants in presentation, consequences, and implications for practice. J Pediatr Health Care. (2021) 35, 644−650