Test Your Knowledge: Less-Lethal Law Enforcement Weapon Injuries
September 21, 2021


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 Less-lethal weapons and tactics are being increasingly used by law enforcement to minimize the reliance on more-lethal force. While these methods are designated as “less-lethal,” they can cause morbidity and mortality when deployed. Knowledge of these weapons and tactics can help direct the workup and management of patients with injuries from these methods and can protect clinicians from secondary exposure and injuries. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Management of Pediatric Transplant Patients in the Emergency Department
September 16, 2021


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Terrestrial Envenomations in Pediatric Patients: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department right. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion
August 23, 2021


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Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion, a subtype of mTBI, commonly present to the emergency department and may present with symptoms identical to those associated with more severe TBI. The development and use of clinical decision rules, increased awareness of the risk of radiation associated with head computed tomography, and the potential for patient observation has allowed emergency clinicians to make well-informed decisions regarding the need for imaging for patients who present with mTBI. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Neonatal Resuscitation in the Emergency Department
July 19, 2021


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Although most neonates will not require resuscitation, emergency clinicians must be prepared to manage neonates who require respiratory assistance.

Our recent issue Neonatal Resuscitation in the Emergency Department reviews current expert recommendations and consensus updates of the best practices in resuscitation of neonates.  read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Less-Lethal Law Enforcement Weapon Injuries
July 16, 2021


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

Case Presentation: Less-Lethal Law Enforcement Weapons: Clinical Management of Associated Injuries in the Emergency Department read more

Risk Management Pitfalls in the ED: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Primary Bone Tumors
June 16, 2021


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Our recent issue Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Primary Bone Tumors in the Emergency Department reviews the specific signs, symptoms, and unique presentations the emergency clinician should know when evaluating a pediatric patient with musculoskeletal pain. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls in the Assessment and Treatment of Mild TBI and Sports-Related Concussion in Children
May 17, 2021


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Our recent issue Emergency Department Assessment and Management of Pediatric Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion reviews the most recent literature on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and provides recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mTBI and concussion in the acute setting. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls Involving Consent, Refusal, and Shared Decision-Making for Pediatric Patients
April 16, 2021


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Our recent issue Consent, Refusal of Care, and Shared Decision-Making for Pediatric Patients in Emergency Settings summarizes these concepts and provides case examples that may be encountered. It explains the essential elements of informed consent, the distinction between the informed consent process and the document, how to approach treatment refusal, and approaches to involving patients and their surrogates in shared decision-making.  read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? The Child With a Syndrome
March 17, 2021


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Pediatric Acute Demyelinating Syndromes: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department right. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Accidental Trauma in Infancy
March 3, 2021


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Our recent Extra supplement Accidental Trauma of Infancy: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management reviews the evaluation and management of infants with accidental traumatic injury, including the most common circumstances and pathophysiology of injury, the differential diagnosis of the infant trauma victim, and the workup and management of accidental injuries in this patient population.

To help you with the decision-making process, we’ve created a list of risk management pitfalls for accidental trauma in infancy, which is also included in the issue. read more