Asthma

Asthma in kids is common… very common.  So we should know how to manage it in our Emergency Departments.  Occasionally we see a child with severe or critical asthma; when this happens it is useful to know what your plan is – a plan you can make beforehand, rather than in the heat of the moment… Join us for this PEMcast as we navigate the current conventional wisdom on management...

February 24th, 2011 by colinparker 

B is for Breathing (part 1 of 4)

Hello again… This recording session turned into such a marathon, we had to split it into 4 parts! This first part covers: respiratory physiology basics neonatal breathing and apnoeas ALTE’s assessing the work of breathing Please join us again in 2 weeks for Breathing, part 2, in which we divulge some clinical pearls which you may find helpful in distinguishing different causes of respiratory...

June 18th, 2010 by colinparker 

Airway (part 2)

Thanks for joining us… In this episode we explore the evolution of the endotracheal tube, in particular, whether we should be using cuffed ETTs in preference to the traditional pediatric standard of uncuffed tubes. On our quest for knowledge, we spoke to some of our colleagues with brains and experience, and looked to the medical literature for guidance.  We found some opinions and some research...

June 3rd, 2010 by colinparker