Are you about to perform a procedure on an infant? You know, like an IV, bladder cath or lumbar puncture. You probably won't be giving IV sedative agents, but what can you do to make the infant more comfortable. This edition of Briefs is all about sucrose solution and its analgesic properties.
Kids get into a lot of stuff - sometimes they get into grandpa's medicine. If that medicine is a beta blocker then the kid can be sick. That's what this edition of PEMBlog Briefs is all about.
Cyanide poisoning is rare in children - but it is critical to be suspicious of it in children with smoke exposure in a structure fire.
Learn about recognition and management of peritonsillar abscesses in this edition of PEMBlog Briefs.
Learn more about dental infections in this edition of Briefs.
Incision and drainage is always the best treatment for an uncomplicated skin abscess. Antibiotics - not necessarily. Read on for more in this edition of Briefs.
Take a look at this post to learn more about medical management of the agitated child and adolescent. Both oral and IM options are suggested.
You will see Henoch-Schönlein Purpura at some point in the ED. Knowing how to work it up, and how to treat the symptoms are important naturally. Read on for more.
Pyogenic granulomas are rapidly growing vascular lesions that are friable and will often present to the Emergency Department with bleeding that just won't quit. Learn more about them in this edition of PEMBlog Briefs.