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 2 of 2)

Severe Head Injury: is any treatment proven to work? Join us as we explore the literature behind currently accepted treatments for serious traumatic brain injury, in particular the role for therapeutic hypothermia. Of all the things we do in the ED for severely head-injured children in the acute phase, the most important are probably to maintain oxygenation and perfusion of the brain.  The evidence...

October 20th, 2010 by colinparker