E for Exposure, Don’t Ever Forget Glucose

Exposure: getting a look at the whole patient, while preventing hypothermia.  It’s just part of being thorough, and thorough is Good. Many have erred in the heat of the moment… it’s easy to get distracted by a sick-looking kid or a serious injury, but: Don’t Ever Forget Glucose! On this episode we run through the meaning of “E”, and then move on swiftly to discuss...

November 4th, 2010 by colinparker 

D is for Disability (part 1 of 2)

Back to the alphabet! D is for Disability, meaning: clinical assessment of neurologic function or dysfunction… In this episode we talk about the assessment of neurologic status in the unwell or injured child, with particular reference to the Glasgow Coma Scale and its children, being various iterations of a Pediatric GCS. What is the validity and utility of these scales? Are they any more useful...

October 7th, 2010 by colinparker