I am delighted to bring you this special episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast. It's an interview with Theresa Frey and all about intranasal ketamine and its use for acute pain management in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Pop goes the apophysis! In teenage athletes the apophyseal cartilage is the weak point along the pelvic rim. Learn about these common injuries in this edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a rare but serious disease characterized by rapid onset of muscle weakness. Diagnosis also requires an MRI with lesions in multiple spinal levels or CSF pleocytosis. cases have been reported over the past several years and though a specific cause is unknown strains of enterovirus are suspected culprits.
pemplaybook.org/podcast/anaphylaxis-in-children/ The always reliable PEM Playbook brings you its monthly educational offering.
Warning - swimming pool related puns ahead...
Kawasaki Disease, AKA Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood. The hallmark is fever ≥5 days plus 4/5 of the following; mucous membrane changes, conjunctivitis, polymorphous rash, extremity changes and lymph node enlargement. It can also lead to coronary artery aneurysms, which is why its so important to make an accurate diagnosis.
OK, so this is the least exciting topic in Pediatric Emergency Medicine... With that being said, you will all see it. And we need to be good at looking at ears, diagnosing acute otitis media, and appropriately choosing when and which antibiotic to prescribe.
This edition of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast drills down on dental infections. Go ahead and brush up.
This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast, is focused on when you should (and mostly) shouldn't test for the flu.