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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.

Delivering Babies

Performing an emergency delivery is very intimidating. The good news is that in most scenarios, as long as you don’t drop the baby, it should go very naturally. However, there are exceptions to this which we will cover today.


EM physicians are the masters of EKG interpretation. We will cover an organized EKG interpretation system today with an emphasis on identifying life threats, and this will act as the foundation for your EKG interpretation skills for the rest of your career.

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