Check out this red hot podcast on Heat Illness

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.

June 21st, 2016|Environmental, Resuscitation|

PEM Currents podcast on swallowed foreign bodies

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.

June 10th, 2016|Gastroenterology, Otolaryngology, Podcasts, Surgery|

Why we do what we do: Antibiotics for dog bites

We often prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for dog bites. Is there evidence to support this practice?

May 31st, 2016|Infectious Diseases, Procedures, Surgery|

Reducing pain during incision and drainage of abscesses

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.

May 26th, 2016|Procedures|

D-dimer utility in pediatric patients with suspected PE

Is D-dimer useful in ruling out PE in kids? Read on to find out more.

May 25th, 2016|Pulmonology|

You don’t need an X-Ray to diagnose constipation! (Re-post)

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.

May 11th, 2016|Gastroenterology, Radiology|

Do we need to perform a digital rectal exam in injured children?

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.

May 10th, 2016|Trauma|

Check out this new free PEM iBook

Check out this free iBook from Michael Mojica and the folks in PEM at NYU.

May 5th, 2016|PEMBlog Updates|

Stress dose steroids in the ED

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.

May 4th, 2016|Pharmacology|

A podcast on acquired torticollis

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.

May 3rd, 2016|Orthopedics|