Test Your Knowledge: The Child With a Syndrome
April 20, 2021


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Children with syndromes often access emergency services and they may present unique challenges for emergency clinicians. Our recent issue The Child With a Syndrome: Considerations for Management in the Emergency Department reviews 3 pediatric syndromes—spina bifida, Down syndrome, and Marfan syndrome—each of which are associated with unique emergent conditions. 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

Test Your Knowledge: Nontraumatic Ocular Complaints in Children
February 24, 2021


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Children commonly present to emergency departments with eye complaints in the absence of antecedent trauma. Signs and symptoms of ocular disease are often nonspecific. Red, swollen, or painful eyes may represent benign or vision-threatening processes, making recognition and triage challenging for the emergency clinician. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Pediatric Acute Demyelinating Syndromes
February 22, 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 An Evidence-Based Approach to Nontraumatic Ocular Complaints in Children right. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls When Using Supraglottic Airway Devices in Pediatric Patients
February 2, 2021


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Endotracheal intubation can be difficult in the emergent situation, and having an appropriate backup strategy is important. In many situations, supraglottic airway devices (SGAs) can be used instead of endotracheal intubation to manage a patient’s airway. SGAs provide an alternative method for pediatric airway management that is relatively easy to learn, with a high success rate.  read more

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Influenza in the Emergency Department
January 26, 2021


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Influenza in children is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Presenting symptoms of influenza vary greatly among children; clinical presentation should be assessed for severity of illness and potential complications. Available clinical and laboratory findings should be used to guide treatment for young children with fever. Clinicians should be aware of up-to-date recommendations to diagnose and treat children with influenza and to ensure public health engagement to prevent and manage influenza outbreaks and epidemics. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Neonatal Resuscitation
January 4, 2021


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Neonatal resuscitation is a high-risk event that may be required when a precipitous delivery occurs during prehospital transport or in the emergency department. Although neonatal resuscitation is not frequently needed, emergency clinicians must be prepared to manage neonates who require respiratory assistance. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Pediatric Influenza in the Emergency Department
December 17, 2020


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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 Neonatal Resuscitation in the Emergency Department right. read more