H&P of the PodoPediatric Patient

Course Description
A proper and thorough H&P is essential when treating the pediatric patient. This talk will help the practitioner feel they are thorough in working up a pediatric patient (so as not to miss anything). I will guide the participant through two intake forms. The form that the patient (parents) fill out, and the form the doc fills out during the exam. It opens the doors for practitioners to see more kids by sharpening their intake skills as well as reassuring them that they are thorough in their exams!

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Show how to create proper pediatric intake forms for both the patient (parents) and the doctor's office.
  2. Show how to conduct an effective H&P for the pediatric Patient. What to ask, and why!
  3. Opens up the specialty of podopediatrics to all in attendance by allowing them to sharpen their skills on how to effectively work up the pediatric patient and gives pearls on how to treat many of the most common presenting conditions.

Intended Audience
Podiatric physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.



Louis J. DeCaro, DPM
Dr. DeCaro is in private practice in West Hatfield, MA. He specializes in biomechanics and pediatrics. Dr. DeCaro is the president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. He has successfully integrated the QuadraStep System™ 24 foot typing model into the treatment of his patients, which has helped his practice to grow. The QuadraStep System™ has helped his patients to have a better understanding of biomechanics and the importance of orthotic support. Dr. DeCaro is also co-creator of littleSTEPS orthoses for kids. A revolutionary pre-fabricated foot orthoses with a deep UCBL heel cup design and medial and lateral sidewall stabilizers.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Standards, Requirements and Guidelines for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships of a faculty member with commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants. Dr. DeCaro does not have any to disclose.

Program Title:
H&P of the PodoPediatric Patient

Date Recorded:

Date Activity Terminates:
5/11/19 (3 years after recorded date)

Sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

Note: Participants may only receive contact hours once per course.

PICA Copyright 5/11/2016


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