Tis the season for respiratory infections in children. This week's post reviews a few of the important phyical exam findings in a child presenting with respiratory distress. Videos are included! Stay tuned for next week's post that will include some great pearls about bronchiolitis which you are sure to see if you care for pediatric patients!
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....
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?