Pediatrics

#EMconf: Ultrasound vs. CXR for Pediatric Pneumonia

Have you considered using ultrasound to diagnose pneumonia in children?   This week for his critically appraised topic, Dr. Michael Coletta researched whether point-of-care ultrasound is a better imaging study for diagnosing pediatric pneumonia than chest xray.  Read ahead for the details....  

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Advanced Practice: Bedside Ultrasound for Improving First-Attempt Lumbar Puncture Success on Infants

Anatomic landmarks followed by a "blind" stick is currently the standard practice for performing bedside lumbar punctures, but with increasing use and ease of ultrasound, could we one day see lumbar punctures follow in the footsteps of central line placement?

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