HEMOPHILIA EMERGENCIES

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Tara's kids...doing all the same things other kids do!!!

A while back now, I got an email from Weingart stating that he had received correspondence form a Canadian paramedic by the name of Tara Anema.  Tara really wanted to get the word out about a particular pediatric patient population that she had seen mismanaged by all levels of emergency provider in all types of situations.  Why all the hubbub about this particular group…well the condition is hemophilia and her own two sons are effected.  After speaking to Tara I knew her passion and message was perfect for the show.  I have also brought in our hemophilia expert from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vlad Radulescu to answer all your burning questions about how we SHOULD be taking care of these children.

As a bonus this month, stay tuned to the end of the show when Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill and I do a little update on Pediatric Readiness and be sure to check out her most recent publication below!!

http://www.pediatricreadiness.org/

 PEDIATRIC READINESS CHECKLIST

JAMA PEDIATRIC READINESS ARTICLE JUNE 2015

ACEP Policy Statement on the Care of Children in Emergency Departments

 

BASICS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE POCKET GUIDE

BASICS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE: PEDIATRIC POCKET GUIDE

 

REBEL EM TXA POST

SGEM TXA POST

iTunes Link

Pediatric Syncope Part Deux…Still Fell Out

Buck Kyle MD...AKA pediatric cardiologist extraordinaire... is back to finish up part two of our in-depth look at pediatric syncope and the thirteen causes of sudden cardiac death.  Never feel threatened by the patient with a chief complaint of DFO (done fell out) again!  For the next hour we will cover the rest of the electrical, structural, and miscellaneous conditions that are responsible for V Tach/DFO, which may can ultimately to sudden cardiac death.

Pediatric Syncope and POC Echo Article

Pediatric ECG Cardiomyopathy 8mm Q-wave lead III

Pediatric Syncope (DFO ~ Done Fell Out)

Welcome back to the show Dr. Buck Kyle!  Dr. Kyle is a attending pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and on  this episode we will discuss what causes all those little kids to pass out before they come to your ER and then look so fantastic.  Are they all OK to go home?  Is there anyone in there that’s truly sick and if so how do we identify that subset?  Sit back, hold on tight, and try not to DFO (done fell out) because it’s going to be fast, fun, and may leave you a little mareado….

Long QT Medication Website
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The Five Canons of Levitan – Difficult Airway Part 3

Canon - a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged

No one has changed the face of how we approach difficult airway more than Rich Levitan, MD.  In this episode I review five of Rich's most important contributions to how we approach emergent intubations.  These are techniques you can take to the department tomorrow to improve your view, increase your success, and save your patient's life! 

 
Click here to follow Dr. Levitan on twitter.

Click here to follow Dr. Levitan on twitter.

Ear to sternal notch positioning will not only improve your view, but save your backside and possibly your patient's life!
Ear to sternal notch positioning will not only improve your view, but save your backside and possibly your patient's life! Levitan's best bougie techniques (includes Shaka, Kiwi and Ducanto)!

Levitan's best bougie techniques (includes Shaka, Kiwi and Ducanto)!

Child Abuse

It is hard to put into words or even imagine the concept of someone intentionally hurting a child, but it happens more frequently than we'd like to believe.  In this episode, I had the privilege of discussing some of the cornerstone exam findings and history flags for occult abuse with Marci Donaruma-Kowh, MD a child abuse expert from the Baylor College of Medicine ~ Texas Children's Hospital.  This episode will change the lens you view your pediatric patients through; even with those who have what appears to be the most mundane of injuries.  Unfortunately, abuse is not always overt and Dr. Donaruma is an expert in identifying the subtleties of this diagnosis, nailing the perpetrator, and making sure they go away for a long-long time...

If you know of a child that is being abused call the police now.  If you would like to refer a case and you are in the Houston area please click here: Children's Assessment Center.