I think it's amazing that the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network has been turned into a verb. As in, "I PEACARN'ed that kid with the head injury and we don't need a CT." This is one of the most widely used tools in our arsenal when caring for injured children in the ED.
Concussions and closed head injuries are incredibly common in the Pediatric Emergency Department and in general Emergency Department, especially as we head into fall contact sports season. In this episode, featuring Brielle Stanton, MD, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow from The UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, you will learn how to differentiate clinically important traumatic brain injuries from milder trauma - specifically when to get a CT, and how to diagnose and manage concussions.
3% hypertonic saline is a critical treatment for children with elevated intracranial pressure. Learn about how to administer this crucial medication with a focus on the evidence behind its use.