A 16-year-old morbidly obese female presents to the ED with breathing difficulty, chest pain, and wheezing for the past 30 minutes. She denies any prior history of asthma, but states that she was treated and released from the hospital one day earlier foran acute allergic reaction to an unknown agent. Today’s episode occurred suddenly, and the patient states that she was sitting on the couch when her symptoms began. She denies any known allergies, and reports no other medical history. She is noted to have very poor air entry in both lung fields and is in obvious distress. Anaphylaxis treatment pathway is initiated. A few minutes later, she reports intermittent sharp stabbing pain in her chest, lasting 8-10 seconds each time. The following rhythm is noted on the monitor, and corresponds with her acute pain episodes.
The pediatric emergency medicine section would like to express its heart-felt congratulations to Nathan Kupperman, MD, FACEP, and Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, for their tremendous accomplishments in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr.Kupperman is the recipient of the Jim Seidel award for outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill is the recipient of the Steve Miller award for excellence in education and mentorship.
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section received 3 section awards for 2013. The Section received the Outstanding Section Web Page Award, Outstanding Newsletter Award, and an Award of Distinction for Service to Section.
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For those who do not know, EMages is a clinical case and photo competition run by the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section. Winning submissions will be presented at the annual Pediatric Section meeting this October at ACEP14 in Chicago. Deadline for submitting your photo and case is May 1, 2014. Winners will be announced by June 15, 2014. Please submit your case photos to Staff Liaisons Stephanie Wauson and Dan Sullivan. Winners will receive an ACEP voucher, which can be spent on ACEP products (i.e., books, meetings, etc.). First place will receive a $500 ACEP voucher; second place will receive a $250 ACEP voucher; third place will receive a $125 ACEP voucher. The EMages competition is open to any faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students who are members of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section.Submission Requirements Name Institutional Affiliation Level of practice(faculty, fellow, resident [PGY level], medical student [year]) Telephone contact number Email Address Case Image should be submitted as a.jpg or .tiff file no smaller than 1000x780 pixels along with a 250 word case description. Participants must sign an ACEP copyright release form available on our section web site.
1st Place: Dr. Kristy Williamson and Dr. Philomena Thomas$500 ACEP gift voucher
2nd Place: Dr. Amos Shemesh$250 ACEP gift voucher
3rd Place: Dr. Larry Mellick$125 ACEP gift voucher
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