Neonatal conjunctivitis is a quick topic, but has some big LIFE THREATS which you’ll need to know for both real life and your test.
Babies frequently have red stuff in their diapers, and when they do, mom will rush them to the department concerned that they are having a fatal GI bleed. Usually it’s not…
Neonatal jaundice is a common complaint in pediatric emergency medicine and a very high yield topic for your test. Identify one of 3 causes of neonatal jaundice while keeping the bilirubin number low enough to avoid brain damage.
For our series finale we will review the 5 mega abdominal emergencies in kids as well as briefly discuss non-accidental trauma.
Don’t be scared of the inborn errors of metabolism and endocrinology. They are really quite simple to screen for. Focus less on knowing the details of each one, and more on the general concept of what byproducts are building up and what substance is missing.
Cyanosis, difficulty feeding, failure to thrive, and shock can all be the presenting symptom of a cardiac abnormality. We will briefly overview cyanotic heart lesions, ductal dependent lesions, and CHF today.
Physicians get concerned about 4 serious bacterial infections (SBIs) when a baby or young child comes in with fever or possible sepsis. UTI, bacteremia, meningitis, and pneumonia. Start those antibiotics early, especially if the child appears sick.
H stands for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Always check that blood sugar when you have a sick pediatric patient!
OH SHIT (grab the Broselow) is the mnemonic I use to help me think through my approach to the sick child. This week we are covering oxygenation, airway and respiratory disorders.