This post explores whether or not to use saline or water for irrigation, and discussed some particulars related to the technique.
What suture should you use? Absorbable or nonabsorbable? Does it matter? Read on for more in this informative post.
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.
Arts and crafts time in the Emergency Department! Learn how to make your own fluorescein dropper so you won't stab a kid in the eye with an errant fluorescein strip.
There are multiple topical anesthetics that we use in the ED. The common theme is that all of these drugs with -caine cause sodium channel inhibition in nerves, which blocks axonal transmission leading to the typical numbness and and localized weakness. I admit that it can be a bit confusing as to which one you should use and when. The aim of this post is therefore to help provide some clarity.
This post was authored by Ashley Endres, a senior pediatric resident at Cincinnati Children's. It details how to replace a dislodged or malfunctioning G-tube.
In order to get the best possible ultrasound you'll want to have your patient ready, either with an empty stomach or a full bladder.
Lidocaine hurts when you inject it mostly because it is acidic. Learn how to add 8.4% sodium bicarbonate to buffer lidocaine to make it hurt less.
What if you think it is a nursemaid's elbow, but it isn't?
This episode of PEM Currents, featuring Preston Dean, a senior Pediatric Resident at Cincinnati Children's, is about all things Rapid Sequence Intubation. You'll learn about equipment, techniques, drugs and more!