Board Review: It's all about the little people!
A 1 week old male born at full term presents to the ED with difficulty breathing and a weak cry. Mom also notes that he appears “sweaty” during feeds today and has had fewer wet diapers. History is significant for scant prenatal care however delivery was uncomplicated. On exam he is cyanotic with oxygen saturation 70% on 5L NC O2. Vital signs are as follows: T 36C, HR 180, RR 65, BP 60/30. Which should you order first?
A 4-year-old male presents with his mother after she notices a rash on his face when he returns from day care. Rash is pictured as below:
Pediatric rashes are tricky - this is certainly one you'll see! Here we review the diagnosis and treatment of a common disease.
Happy Labor Day! As summer comes to an end, its time to start thinking about some fall/winter pathologies. Here is our one minute summary of croup!
Treatment of Status Asthmaticus in Children
Which of the following pediatric conditions is associated with intussusception? (scroll down for the answer)
What is the most common cause of bronchiolitis in infants? (scroll down for answer)
A) Respiratory syncytial virus
C) Parainfluenza viral
After reading the Back to the Basics post below, you decide you need a urine sample for your febrile infant. Can you use a urine collection bag? It just seems easier for everyone involved, right? Click to see why that is the wrong answer.