Lumbar Punctures can be intimidating. They don't have to be. Check out this post from Bryce Carter, a resident at Cincinnati Children's on factors associated with success when performing a LP.
We often prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for dog bites. Is there evidence to support this practice?
Performing incision and drainage on an abscess is painful for the patient. I realize that is as obvious a statement as I could possibly make. I wanted to briefly touch on some of the many interventions that you can use to decrease pain during I&D.
Check out these resources that reinforce concepts taught in a recent education session at Cincinnati Childrens.
Check out a brief video on how to reduce a dislocated finger.
I've recently shared posts on Loop abscess and drainage as well as on the utility and need for packing abscesses. I've concluded, for the time being, that it is likely appropriate to pack abscesses greater than 5cm. But, is there something other than stuffing a [...]
This excellent article comes courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center senior resident Landon Krantz, MD - who performed a thorough literature review and wrote a concise, informative review of the titular technique. Subcutaneous abscesses are a common presenting problem in pediatric emergency rooms, and [...]
This post was written by Meredith Posner Shuch, a senior resident at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a component of the Emergency Department Procedure Elective. Digital nerve blocks provide anesthesia for many procedures in the ED, including finger lacerations, paronychia drainage, finger reductions, and [...]
In adults calculating the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a relatively simple way to confirm the clinical suspicion of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. In pediatric lower extremity limb injury patients where vascular compromise is a concern (think bad fractures, lawnmower calamities) it may also be a helpful test. [...]