Efficiency in Pediatric Evaluation (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
Efficiency in Pediatric Evaluation
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Recorded: July 14, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Diane Sabo, PhD
CEUs: 0.1 Tier 1/AAA CEUs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Description: When evaluating the young pediatric patient, objective testing using auditory evoked potentials is essential. Preferred practice is to not sedate children younger than 3 months, with most clinics using 6 months as the cutoff for use of sedation/anesthesia. Due to challenges of testing babies during natural sleep, speed, efficiency and decision making are critical. In addition, utilizing technology to its fullest helps to improve test completion. This presentation will discuss efficiency and newer technologies for testing the young pediatric patient.
1. Describe ways to improve efficiency during testing of infants and young children.
2. Apply tips for improving efficiency during ABR assessment.
3. Evaluate their need for technology innovations.
Diane Sabo, PhD
Product Manager, Biologic, AccuScreen and Alpha products at Otometrics
Diane L. Sabo, Ph.D. is the Product Manager for Biologic, AccuScreen and Alpha products at Otometrics, a division of Natus. She formerly was an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Dr. Sabo held various positions at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, including Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She has over 25 years of clinical work in diagnosis and management of hearing loss. She has numerous publications and presentations, and continues to serve on committees for national associations and still consults for several NIH grants on cytomegalovirus (CMV).