Browsing: Pediatric EM

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Not all Stridor is Croup Although a common presenting symptom, stridor can be the first sign of a serious and potentially life-threatening condition within the pediatric po
Tips for Tots: Ocular Chemical Burns A 3-year-old boy presents with his frantic parents after spilling bleach in his right eye 20 minutes prior to arrival while playing in the laundry room. Parents d
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Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease From the July 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Emergency Department: Managing Flares and Long-Ter
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Freak Out or Chill Out? Nothing terrifies a parent more than watching their child go limp or struggle to breathe. The term “apparent life threatening event,” or ALTE, was established in 1986 by the
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Cervical Spine Imaging in Pediatric Trauma A 4-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department after a high-speed motor vehicle collision. He was the restrained backseat passenger of a vehicle th
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Urinary Tract Infection in Children From the May 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Emergency Department Diagnostics and Interventions.” Repri
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Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children From the April 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Apparent Life-Threatening Events In Children: Practical Evaluation And Management.”
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Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Sedation In the emergency department, we perform minor surgical procedures and invasive tests on children every day. Intravenous procedural sedation is often used to facil
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The Pediatric Airway Clinical Scenario You are working an overnight shift at a single-coverage emergency department, when EMS calls ahead with a pediatric medical alert. They are three minutes out wi