This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on heat illness in its many forms. Learn about everything from the benign prickly heat, to life threatening heat stroke.
Kids eat stuff they're not supposed to. Most of the time foreign bodies pass harmlessly through the GI tract. Occasionally they will get stuck. It is your job to figure out who has an impacted foreign body, and how to diagnose and manage it. Listen to this podcast to learn more.
We often prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for dog bites. Is there evidence to support this practice?
Performing incision and drainage on an abscess is painful for the patient. I realize that is as obvious a statement as I could possibly make. I wanted to briefly touch on some of the many interventions that you can use to decrease pain during I&D.
Is D-dimer useful in ruling out PE in kids? Read on to find out more.
Go ahead and diagnose constipation based on your history and physical exam. Don't order an X-Ray if you don't need one. Read on for more in this PEMBlog exposé.
Do injured children need a digital rectal exam? Read on to learn about the evidence behind what is often a stressful and traumatic exam technique for children.
Check out this free iBook from Michael Mojica and the folks in PEM at NYU.
Stress dose steroids are vexing for some reasons. They don't have to be. Initial dosing can be simpler than it seems. Read/watch for more.
Acquired torticollis must be differentiated from more serious symptoms and remains a common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Learn more about it in this episode of PEMCurrents the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.