Pediatric Otolaryngology Issues
This course offers an overview of the care of
children with ear nose and throat disease. Along with differences in anatomy,
it will review otitis media in children, common surgical procedures in children
including adenotonsillectomy as well as the care of children with complex
otolaryngologic conditions including airway conditions and pediatric neck
It is part of the Comprehensive ORL and Head-Neck Nursing Course, which provides the ORL nurse with an overview of common ear, nose and throat problems, disorders and their management. The material has been divided into sections to include: Overview of Cancer and Treatment Modalities; Head and Neck Cancer; Disorders of the Nose, Sinuses, and Oral Cavity; Benign Head and Neck Disorders; Pediatric Otolaryngology; Otology and Hearing Loss Evaluation and Management. Each of these sections will review the normal anatomy, common disorders, etiology, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation and management. This course is designed to enhance and reinforce your current knowledge base, provide clarification for areas that may be confusing, and allow you to identify areas of weakness that may require further focus and learning. The course is ideal for the nurse who is new in the otolaryngology specialty or for the seasoned ORL nurse seeking a good review.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Illustrate the etiology, symptoms and management of otitis media in children.
2. Compare the surgical indications for pediatric adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and post-operative nursing management issues.
3. Compare the etiology, surgical management and nursing interventions for congenital craniofacial anomalies.
4. Differentiate the etiology, symptoms and management of common congenital and acquired pediatric airway abnormalities.
5. Determine the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation and management of pediatric neck masses.
Tonsils & Adenoids
Cleft Lip & Palate
Wendy Mackey practices as a nurse practitioner in a very busy pediatric otolaryngology practice in Connecticut. She is a faculty at Yale University School of Nursing in New Haven, Connecticut where she teaches Pediatric curriculum, Advanced Pediatric Pharmacology and Clinical Pediatric courses. Wendy received her undergraduate degree in nursing form Laurentian University in Northern Ontario, Canada. She continued her nursing studies, receiving a masters in nursing with a pediatric concentration from Yale University. Wendy clinical practice and publications focus on pediatric otolaryngology.