PEM for Dummies10 March, 2013 by: colinparker
Pediatric Emergency Medicine is an interesting sport. Really very broad, and really quite narrow too! There are a handful of presenting complaints that keep us busy most of the time, the same few recurring clinical scenarios – narrow. And then there is everything else, a happy hunting ground for generalists, with loads of undifferentiated problems – broad.
I recently prepared a little talk for SMACC 2013, the inaugural Social Media and Critical Care Conference to be held in Sydney, and worldwide via the awesome power of modern technology. The challenge was to fit the Pecha Kucha format: 20 slides, average 20 seconds per slide… so I ‘dumbed down’ Paediatric Emergency Medicine as much as I could.
Please be aware that this talk applies to First-World Emergency Departments, and assumes a reasonable level of clinical experience with acute paediatrics. Don’t be freaked out by my sweeping generalisations, and remember that our disclaimer still applies.
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