Piggybacking off of a great article by Krauss et al. in Annals of EM I bring you this edition of the Art of Medicine: Tips for dealing with anxious children.
This particular paper is a modern-classic, and many of you may have already identified how it changes your practice. Review the step by step method in this edition of Facts on the Ground.
This edition of PEMPix Classic reveals a pair of really bumpy eyes. After blinking and wiping away the involuntary tears in your own eyes see if you can guess the right diagnosis.
Facts on the Ground: Do radiographic features of community acquired pneumonia align with clinical findings and labs?
Can we correlate labs and symptoms with X-Ray findings in community acquired pneumonia? Find out in this edition of Facts on the Ground.
Do yourself a favor and spend the 5 to 10 minutes it takes to read the linked article and apply what you learned during your next shift in the hospital or emergency department.
SVT is reliably converted via vagal maneuvers. Learn about the REVERT maneuver in this brief video tutorial.
Three of my favorite letters in the Pediatric Emergency Department are S, V and T. This episode of PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast focus on the diagnosis and management of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in the ED. I discuss preparation, vagal maneuvers, cardioversion, disposition and more!
Facts on the Ground: Does Optic Nerve Ultrasound Reliably Predict Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Failure?
This edition of Facts on the Ground looks at whether or not ultrasound of the eye and optic nerve can help predict shunt malfunctions.
Today is National Drowning Prevention Day. The AAP has a free toolkit that I've linked to in this post.
Over the years many amazing cases have been presented during the PEMPix presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual national Conference and Exhibition during the Section on Emergency Medicine Sessions. PEMPix Classics is a new featured series on PEMBlog that will highlight some of those classic cases.