Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is an evolving clinical entity that is occurring, possibly in association with or following a COVID-19 infection. This episode of PEM Currents expands upon a recent PEMBlog post, as well as includes information from two studies published in The LANCET as well as included in a recent CDC webinar. This episode also provides recommendations on lab workup and the evolving criteria for diagnosis and the current case definition from the CDC.
Pulmonary emboli happen in kids too - but for those of you tasked with caring for adults during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond) I bring you this podcast episode in collaboration with the POPCoRN Network on PE diagnosis and management.
Vasopressor use in the Pediatric Emergency Department has been a moving target for my entire career. Back when I was a resident and fellow we used Dopamine. Then we went to epinephrine because it can be given through a peripheral IV because norepinephrine was too dangerous to run peripherally. But maybe that's not entirely true. I talked about initial pressor choice and more in a recent recorded Zoom conference call with Critical Care Attending Matt Zackoff from Cincinnati Children's. I hope you find his thoughts on vasopressor selection, pitfalls, and the emerging therapies as illuminating as I did.
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.
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 episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast will teach you everything you need to know about managing children with hemophilia in the Emergency Department. And most importantly, you'll learn why you should give factor first!
The seventh and final episode of the Fracture Season of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on fractures of the feet and toes.
The penultimate episode of the Fracture Season of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focuses on femur fractures in children. Learn about hip spicas, SCFE and more.
Get a leg up on tibia and fibula fractures - including toddler's, tillaux, triplane and more! Also learn about the neurovascular assessment of the lower extremity in this episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.
The fourth episode of the Fracture Season of PEM Currents focuses on fractures of the hand and fingers. Learn about scaphoid, boxer's, Seymour and more!