Your time is valuable and so is mine. That’s why I’m sharing brief, focused podcast episodes that will hone in on a single problem. This time, it’s deep venous thromboses (DVT). Learn how to suspect them in the first place and make the diagnosis.
Your time is valuable and so is mine. That's why I'm sharing brief, focused podcast episodes that will hone in on a single problem. This time, it's stress dose steroids. Learn about how to give them and to not worry about tons of body surface area related math when you have a sick child in front of you.
Your time is valuable and so is mine. That's why I'm sharing brief, focused podcast episodes that will hone in on a single problem. This time, it's ovarian torsion. Learn about the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this can't miss surgical condition.
hyperemesis syndrome (aka Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome). Learn about the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this surprisingly common malady.
What’s the best maneuver for reducing a dislocated shoulder? My guess is as good as yours. There are multiple maneuvers that work - and work well for anterior (AKA anterior-inferior) dislocations. This episode reviews how to manage shoulder dislocations in the Pediatric population.
It is much more common for children to break a finger than dislocate one. Why? Those darn growth plates. Nevertheless reducing a dislocated digit is one of the most common emergency procedures around and can generally be performed without much difficulty. However there are some situations where you shouldn’t just yank in the digit. Learn about these situations and more in this episode.
Reducing a dislocated patella is super satisfying - both for the clinician and the patient. This episode reviews management of this common orthopedic concern so that you can perform a reduction maneuver without needing to call Orthopedics.
Never has there been a more anachronistic name for such a common malady. Hailing from the time when the wealthy had female domestic workers who cared for children within their large household, this outmoded eponym describes a common orthopedic condition that impacts young children. I’ll cast my vote for calling it “pulled elbow” like they do in Australia - because it describes when happens when the radial head subluxes from its usual position nestled in the annular ligament. This episode discusses the diagnosis and management of this can’t miss condition, that I suspect our residents and students aren’t seeing as much as they should.
I've got a mini-season of podcast episodes focused on common joint reductions in children. These remain on the procedure competency list for pediatric residents from the ACGME, and can all be done without Orthopedics.
This episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on high-powered magnet ingestions in children and was a collaboration with Elizabeth Curtis - @egcurtismd and Libby Ireson - @LibbyIreson, two Categorical Pediatrics Residents at Cincinnati Children's who served as producers and guest hosts. This episode is equal parts clinical advice and advocacy in action and will help you discuss these potentially dangerous magnets with families and manage a child in case they swallow one.