Do you need to do an LP if a child has a complex febrile seizure? Probably not. Why not? Read this post to learn about the evidence, where the guidelines are lacking and more.
This post from Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Resident Jodie Odame reviews the proper technique to do a local anesthetic field block.
This edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not ultrasound-guided peripheral IVs last longer.
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.