Lidocaine hurts when you inject it mostly because it is acidic. Learn how to add 8.4% sodium bicarbonate to buffer lidocaine to make it hurt less.
Tibial tuberosity fractures are more rare than patellar dislocations but should not be missed. Learn more in this edition of Fracture Fridays
I'm sure that you'll probably see a case of bronchiolitis this winter. Call it a hunch. In this episode of PEM Currents you'll learn why suctioning and ensuring hydration are still the mainstays of therapy, and why albuterol, racemic epinephrine, steroids and more don't have a place in routine cases.
Neonatal mastitis is a rare, but potentially dangerous infection in newborns. Learn more about the workup and treatment in this PEMBlog Brief.
Avulsion injuries should be suspected when there is an acute onset of pain during physical activity and point tenderness on exam.
What if you think it is a nursemaid's elbow, but it isn't?
You should have a low threshold to treat PID. This post focuses on what do do once you've made the diagnosis.
This episode of PEM Currents, featuring Preston Dean, a senior Pediatric Resident at Cincinnati Children's, is about all things Rapid Sequence Intubation. You'll learn about equipment, techniques, drugs and more!
I just recently discovered Pomegranate Health, a fantastic podcast from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. There are already 29 episodes, and the topics run the gamut of topics in medicine, from drug interactions to how we can stop following low-quality evidence in pediatrics. You should definitely check it out.
Fever, tachypnea and rales - it must be a community acquired pneumonia... right? Learn more about the diagnosis and management of this common problem in the Pediatric Emergency Department in this episode of PEM Currents.