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A General Approach to Febrile Seizures

4 year old boy, otherwise healthy, is rushed into the emergency room by his mom because she thinks he had a seizure. His mom states he was sitting on the ground playing a game on his iPad when he suddenly started having jerking movements of his entire body that eventually self resolved after around 2 minutes. He has never had a seizure before. He is up to date on vaccines and had an unremarkable birth history. 

 

On exam, the child is not actively seizing at this time, he just seems slightly drowsy and confused. It is noted that he is febrile to 38.2 C, otherwise vitals are stable. The rest of the exam is nonfocal 

 

What should you be thinking about? What are your next steps?  

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Back to Basics: Hospital and Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia

Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP).  This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).

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