April 23, 2021 • Pediatric EM Education
How many of you knew that April was “Financial Wellness Month?” I certainly did not and IN TRUTH actually prefer “Margarita Month” or something that brings less internal conflict with my mental health...
April 15, 2021 • Pediatric EM Education
I use topical preparations of lidocaine daily in the emergency department (ED) to temporarily anesthetize an area of skin for a procedure.
March 15, 2021 • Pediatric EM Education
Definitions and Debunking Drowning Myths
In my 4th year of medical school, a boy drowned in the lake near my house. It was a shocking event at the time because my perception had been that drowning was a rare tragedy, more abundant and dramat...
September 29, 2020 • Cutting Edge PEM
Breaking News: Handling Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma
I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jill Flanagan, a pediatric orthopedist in Atlanta, to gather her expert opinion on how to handle common issues that present themselves while on shift in the ...
July 27, 2020 • Pediatric EM Education • Cutting Edge PEM
Don't be Basic - Caustic Ingestions
It would seem a poor idea to take medical advice from non-medical professionals, for example a president with no formal scientific background, in the realm of toxic and caustic ingestions. Although co...
June 22, 2020 • Cutting Edge PEM
Firecracker and Blast Injuries
As a child, my father told me a story about his neighbor who had a mishap with a firecracker and blew off the second through fourth digits.
June 2, 2020 • Cutting Edge PEM
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 and Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: Preliminary Reports
Most children infected with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) have a mild course of illness.
May 20, 2020 • Pediatric EM Education
Let’s Talk About Sex
As an adolescent and pediatric emergency medicine specialist with an interest in reproductive health, I was asked to write about adolescents and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). So, I’ve put toge...
March 25, 2020 • Cutting Edge PEM
Update on COVID-19 and Pediatric Patients for Emergency Department Physicians
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving and the healthcare challenges are continuing to increase and evolve. Despite the widespread global incidence and increasing number of cases, the epidemiology ...
January 7, 2020 • Pediatric EM Education
Top Five 2019 Peds Published Articles
The New Year of 2020 has commenced and with it will come new challenges, new opportunities and an abundance of new information.
January 24, 2019 • Cutting Edge PEM
Is it time to rethink fasting times in the emergency department?
The relationship between pre-procedural fasting times and aspiration and/or pulmonary complications are often a topic in anesthesia and sedation literature.
April 1, 2017
Challenges & Opportunities: Time to Get Involved!
This would have been a very different article written 1 year ago. Yes, we continue to wrestle with long standing challenges in the care of ill and injured children across the country.
April 1, 2017
ACEP and DynaMed Plus/PEMSoft – EBSCO Health Achievement Award
Congratulations to Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP, the 2017 recipient of the ACEP and DynaMed Plus/PEMSoft – EBSCO Health Achievement Award.
April 1, 2017
Milestones and Mavericks
We would like to share your recent (past year) professional accomplishment on our updated website. Please send your pediatric emergency medicine news with a brief description to Lindsay Peters. Exam...