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Articles Tagged With: pediatric

  • Parents Still Unwilling to Speak Up About Safety Issues

    For decades, risk managers have tried to improve safety by encouraging patients and family members to speak up when they are concerned about care or suspect something might be wrong. Some progress has been made, but recent data suggest one group remains reluctant to speak up: the parents of pediatric patients.
  • Pediatric Malaria

    Malaria is present in all continents except Antarctica and has led to significant human illness and death. Children account for the majority of malaria deaths globally, making malaria a significant contributor to childhood mortality worldwide. Malaria is a mandatory consideration for children with fever who are returned travelers, since the dis­ease process can lead to significant mortality and rapid clinical decline. The authors provide an update and current state of care for malaria in the pediatric population.
  • Deadly Pediatric Rashes

    Rash is a common complaint in the emergency department. Often, the pediatric rash is a benign, self-limiting condition that requires no intervention; however, there are occasions when rashes are true emergencies. Identifying these rare occasions is critical for the pediatric patient.
  • Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department

    Children in the acute care setting may require nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic adjuncts for anxiety, pain, or to successfully complete diagnostic testing or therapeutic interventions. The authors review the requirements and pharmacologic agents necessary to complete a successful pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia.

  • Unexpected Pediatric Benefits of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Despite the global tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical experience suggests that there also have been some favorable indirect effects of pandemic-induced lockdowns on pediatric health. Specifically, there are lower rates of unscheduled primary care visits, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations for medical problems – without an increase in incompletely managed serious diseases.

  • Pediatric Drowning

    Pediatric drowning events are associated with consequences varying from transient pulmonary symptoms to devastating neurologic disability. All acute care providers need to be prepared to diagnose and effectively manage a child with this type of injury.

  • Influenza-Like Illness in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The sudden appearance of COVID-19 has created an additional challenge to the evaluation of children with "flu-like" symptoms. This article compares and contrasts influenza and coronavirus and provides a critical update on a timely topic.

  • Pediatric Bony Knee Injuries

    Pediatric knee injuries are common and seen frequently in the emergency department. The injuries range from minor to significant, but all have the potential to affect the patient's future participation in athletics — as well as normal childhood, and then adult, activities. The authors comprehensively cover pediatric bony knee injuries, including diagnostic testing, management, and referrals.

  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Everything but the Bones

    Ultrasound is an incredible tool that keeps becoming more valuable. In this article, the authors show how point-of-care ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system can help clinicians identify a diversity of diseases, including soft tissue infections, abscesses, and foreign bodies! In a later issue, the authors explore the use of ultrasound to identify bone and joint issues.

  • Pediatric Readiness: A Safeguard for Emergency Department Patients and Providers

    Pediatric readiness involves the inclusion of pediatric-specific needs into all aspects of emergency department care.