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Pediatric Magnet Ingestion Algorithm

Known magnet ingestion or GI symptoms with known magnets available to child. Obtain abdominal X-ray (1…

E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

The CDC has published interim guidelines for healthcare professionals evaluating suspected cases of e-cigarette, or vaping,…

Cerumen (Earwax) Impaction

Docusate sodium (Colace) liquid was superior to triethanolamine polypeptide (Cerumenex) in removing ear wax, according to…

Bronchiolitis

The following is a point-of-care summary of the October, 2019 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice journal issue titled Acute Bronchiolitis:…

Breastfeeding and Medications

General Rule Of Thumb: If the mediation can be safely prescribed to an infant, then there…

VBG vs ABG

Notes: In a meta-analysis, Bloom et al. note that there is good correlation between arterial and…

Pediatric Seizure Recurrence

Recurrence rate after first unprovoked seizure 1: 6% recurrence within 48 hours ( 1 in 16 )…

PECARN Pediatric Head CT Rule

The PECARN head injury rule was derived in a population of patients younger than 18 years…

Glascow Coma Scale – Pediatric (pGCS)

For use in children age <2. If Child over 2 years old, standard GCS has been shown…

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