Tympanostomy Tubes in Children
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Health and Neck Surgery published clinical practice guidelines in July 2013 regarding Tympanostomy Tubes in Children. Despite tube placement being a common ambulatory surgical procedure, no clinical guidelines were established until now. This course was designed to address the knowledge gap of physicians who do may not know the clinical guidelines are available. To improve patient outcomes, learners need to read the clinical practice guidelines and be provided strategies on how to make changes to improve their clinical practice on the when, why and how of Tympanostomy tube placement in children. We want those unfamiliar with the guidelines to become familiar. We want physicians to more effectively critically evaluate cases when tube placement may or may not be appropriate.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Primary Care and Pediatric physicians.
- Given a patient over the age of three months, utilize the age-appropriate hearing tests
- Develop a follow-up plan for patients with tubes that include 3 or 6 month intervals
- Assess middle ear effusion to determine if tubes placement is appropriate in patients with acute otitis media
Joseph Kerschner, MD
Dean and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin
Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Laura D. Cassidy, MS, PhD
Institute for Health & Society
Director, Epidemiology Division
Director, PhD Program Public & Community Health
Director, Surgical Clinical Outcomes Registries & Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Jill Jeffe, MD
Assistant Professor - Otolaryngology
Neither Dr. Kershner, Dr. Cassidy nor Dr. Jeffe have relevant finanical relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.