My only non medical post of the year... Happy 13th Anniversary to my amazing wife. Enjoy the video everyone!
I have partnered with POPCoRN, the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network to deliver content that will benefit those of us who may have been asked to care for adults both in their native habitat, and in our pediatric facilities. Marie Pfarr, a Hospital Medicine physician from Cincinnati Children's delivers some timely content on stroke in adults in this brief, focused episode.
High flow nasal cannula may help infants with bronchiolitis from getting worse. It also might not. What's clear is that the literature has not sufficiently answered all of our questions. There's a lot more that we could stand to learn about this popular therapy.
If you take care of a patient on Zantac (ranitidine) in the ED it is a good idea, regardless of what else is going on right now, to discontinue it and consider another agent.
Which procedures are aerosol generating? This post discusses one approach on how to answer the droplet versus aerosol question in your practice environment.
Status epileptics can be very stressful in the Pediatric Emergency Department. This episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on management, and will guide you through the treatment process, starting with benzodiazepines, followed by a discussion of the recent evidence for second line therapy between fosphenytoin, levetiracetam, and valproate.
This post details pediatric specific considerations from the recent ESETT trial on second line therapy in status epilepticus.
This video details how to make an N95 mask from an anesthesia mask, a viral filter and straps from a nebulizer mask.
The exponential spread of coronavirus is real. This sobering read speaks to how the swiftness of the response makes a difference.
Soap and water really does a good job killing coronavirus!