I'll be in Washington, DC this weekend at the 2018 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference. If you're attending I'd be delighted to chat about online learning, #FOAMed, podcasts and more.
This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast drills down on dental infections. Go ahead and brush up.
Learn how to diagnose and manage the extra-octave fracture of the 5th digit in this edition of Fracture Fridays.
If you work long enough in the Pediatric Emergency Department - like half a shift - you will see a child with complaints of dental pain. This edition of Briefs focuses on odontogenic infections, including management and complications.
This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast, is focused on when you should (and mostly) shouldn't test for the flu.
Influenza season is in full swing. Most areas of the US are seeing widespread influenza activity.Though some patients can become very ill, and even die most do well. The main purpose of this post is to encourage you to use clinical history and physical examination to allow you to make the diagnosis of influenza, especially when disease prevalence is high. The bottom line is that you are smart, and if you think it is the flu you are probably right.
This post was authored by Ashley Endres, a senior pediatric resident at Cincinnati Children's. It details how to replace a dislodged or malfunctioning G-tube.
CBC and WBC especially aren't really that helpful when evaluating the febrile child.
It is natural to reflect at the end of the year. I wanted to share this post as a way to thank all of my readers and contributors and to give a full accounting of how the site performed over the past year. Sharing this data will hopefully allow me to continue to improve the site and expand PEMBlog's educational reach in the service of my ongoing efforts to teach as many providers as possible about the care of ill and injured children.