UltraSound uses in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Everyone’s doing it… Is it time for your Pediatric ED to join the UltraSound craze?  For adult Emergency Medicine, there seems to be a strong following and a reasonable evidence-base.  That may be coming to the kiddy world, but maybe it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be? In this episode, we discuss the evolution of bedside clinical ultrasound use in the pediatric emergency...

October 20th, 2011 by colinparker 

Minor Head Injury

A little bump on the head… could cause a lot of trouble for you and me. Minor Head Injury used to mean GCS 13-15, nowadays it means GCS 14-15. This is the vast majority of head injury cases, and therefore we need to be really comfortable with their assessment and management. Plug in and join us as we discover the origins of the 4-hour myth, the creative definition of concussion, and the correct...

March 24th, 2011 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