Pediatric EM Committee

Pediatrics Division

Pediatric EM Leaders

Chair

Jijoe Joseph, DO

Nassau University Medical Center
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Chair-elect

Cindy Chang, MD

Harbor UCLA Medical Center
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Staff Liaison

Valerie Hunt

Managing Editor
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Vice Speaker of the Council

Nathan Vafaie, MD, MBA

Baylor College of Medicine
Contact Nathan

Chair

Jijoe Joseph, DO

Nassau University Medical Center
Contact JiJoe

Chair-elect

Cindy Chang, MD

Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Contact Cindy

Staff Liaison

Valerie Hunt

Managing Editor
Contact Valerie

Vice Speaker of the Council

Nathan Vafaie, MD, MBA

Baylor College of Medicine
Contact Nathan

EMRA Pediatric Emergency Medicine Objectives

  • Improve membership awareness of pediatric emergency medicine fellowship opportunities and dual pediatric-emergency medicine residency opportunities
  • Provide resources for pediatric patient management in the emergency department
  • Provide references to sentinel articles in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Provide information and advice from fellowship directors for applicants into pediatric emergency medicine fellowship
  • Encourage pediatric emergency medicine research

Why Pediatric Emergency Medicine?

Do you love pediatrics? Are you a person who likes the fast pace and variety of the emergency department? Then Pediatric Emergency Medicine is for you! Combining the best of general pediatrics with the best of the critical care specialties and emergency medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a good fit for the calm, curious physicians who enjoy both the intellectual and procedural challenge of resuscitations as well as the joy of interacting with children during an exam. As one of the younger specialties within Pediatrics, and the first subspecialty within Emergency Medicine, there are areas of significant growth and the ongoing potential for significant, clinically relevant research that will significantly affect the care of children.

Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

Virtual Mentorship Program

If you have an interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine but do not have adequate mentorship at your home institution, we can help! Follow the link below to sign up for a mentor - or to serve as one.

Virtual Mentor/Mentee Registration

ACEP Pediatric EM Section

As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP Pediatric EM Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to the ACEP Young Physician Section, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice Pediatric EM?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

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Pediatric EM Fellowships

Check out the different Pediatric Fellowships in EMRA Match.

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Pediatric EM Articles

See the Pediatric EM articles in EM Resident magazine!

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EMRA Fellowship Guide

Chapter 19 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is a clinical subspecialty that focuses on caring for the complicated and acutely ill pediatric patient in the emergency department. The subspecialty is available to both pediatricians and emergency medicine (EM) physicians, and completion of PEM training and examination results in board certification in pediatric emergency medicine.

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Applying for PEM Fellowship Toolkit

Overview information, timeline, and sample personal statement for PEM Fellowships

Basics of Emergency Medicine: Pediatrics, 2nd Edition

Published: October, 2017

This resource aims to erase some of the stress of caring for our youngest patients. It offers considerations for the most common pediatric complaints — along with considerations for child abuse, an overview of neonatal emergencies, and ultra-useful pediatric medication charts, normal vital signs, and likely diseases per age group.

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!

EMRA Member Price $9 // ACEP Member Price $12 // List Price $15

Neonatal

Published: July, 2014

Emergent delivery? Septic newborn? Confidently handle these less-than-comfortable situations in the emergency department. This practical, two-sided pocket card includes initial vent settings, antibiotic and pressor dosages, neonatal airway pearls, a neonatal resuscitation algorithm, and more.

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EMRA Member Price $7 // ACEP Member Price $10 // List Price $12

Pediatric ECG Card

Published: July, 2014

These ECG pictorials of causes of sudden cardiac death in children can help you identify dangerous patterns early enough to save a life. Because ECGs are obtained less frequently in children than they are in adults, this essential card is geared toward the interpretation of congenital cardiac anomalies and causes for sudden cardiac death, rather toward adult ischemia. Pediatric ECG interpretations based on age will be in the palm of your hand, along with ED-relevant Davignon intervals for age, anatomic clues for differentiating congenital heart physiology, and normal pediatric variants.

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!

EMRA Member Price $7 // ACEP Member Price $10 // List Price $12

Pediatric Qwic

Published: May, 2017

EMRA’s comprehensive quick-reference card puts indispensable pediatric medical information at your fingertips -- from proper dosages to vital statistics by age. The tri-fold Qwic Card includes pertinent sections for critical care including: toxicology formulas, treatment of DKA, treatment of hyperkalemia, neonatal resuscitation, modified infant GCS score, RSI-pretreatment, RSI-Induction, RSI-paralysis ventilation, pearls, fluids, sedation and analgesia, seizure medication, anaphylaxis, asthma and croup, medication drips, cardiac medication and arrhythmia, antihypertensives and diuretics, antidotes, antibiotics, blood products, and rhythm disturbances (fast, slow, pulseless arrest). Also included is a chart of average vitals and equipment sizes by age (newborn to 12 yrs).

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!

EMRA Member Price $7 // ACEP Member Price $10 // List Price $12