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Peds T- Tummy and Non-Accidental Trauma

For our series finale we will review the 5 mega abdominal emergencies in kids as well as briefly discuss non-accidental trauma.

Peds I- Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Endocrinology

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.

Peds H- Heart Failure and Congenital Heart Disorders

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.

Peds S- Sepsis and Serious Bacterial Infections

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.

Peds H- Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

H stands for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Always check that blood sugar when you have a sick pediatric patient!

Peds O- Oxygen, Airway, and Respiratory Disorders

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.

OH SHIT (Grab the Broselow)

This is the introduction episode for our upcoming series on the approach to a sick child.

Bleeding Disorders

As another special holiday treat we will be talking about the Big 3 hemostatic disorders that make people bleed too easily and how to fix them.

The 12 Most Common Lawsuit Diagnoses

I just stumbled on a study by The Doctors Company, a big malpractice insurer, looking at 332 closed claims against ED physicians. MOST of these cases were from missed or delayed diagnosis, and statistically, it was TWELVE diagnoses that made up the majority of these.

So, in the musical spirit of Christmas,  my gift to you is the most high yield, medicolegal, differential diagnosis that exists In the world…

Happy Holidays!


The Doctors Company. Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study. April 2015. Accessed December 22, 2017

*Music Licensed by AudioJungle


Have a great week. No episode. We’re working on updating the show notes.

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