Pediatrics in Practice provides interviews with pediatric subspecialists on timely, relevant content for physicians and providers who care for children.
EMS Timely Tips: Pediatric Drowning
Every summer children and families are drawn to oceans, pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, or streams for entertainment and exercise. As prehospital providers know all too well, fun events and gatherings near bodies of water can turn into an emergency setting in an instant.
Although drowning injuries can affect anyone, according to the CDC, children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates, with most occurring in swimming pools. Fatal drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1-14 with the 1st leading cause being motor vehicle crashes.
The risk for moderate to severe neurological complications and long-term disabilities are concerns for survivors of non-fatal drowning incidents. Whether in the hospital or prehospital setting, management of the pediatric drowning patient should aim to identify and treat complications, as well as prevent further anoxic injury.
New Asthma Guidelines: A Paradigm Shift in Asthma Management
The national Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) published the first expert panel report on the diagnosis and management of asthma in 1991. A comprehensive revision was published in 1997, and an update in 2002. the EPR 3 was published in 2007. The most recent guidelines, published in 2020, represent a paradigm shift in asthma treatment.
Common Cases in Dermatology: Atopic Dermatitis
In this episode, Dr, Brandon Newell and NP Rebecca Flynn leads an interactive discussion on some of the more common cases seen in dermatology.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Congenital Clubfoot
Idiopathic congenital clubfoot occurs in 1 in 1,000 infants in the U.S. and is considered the most prevalent musculoskeletal birth defect in the world. In this podcast, Richard Schwend, MD, FAOA, FAAP, Interim Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, discusses a clinical report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics which covers background on the condition, evaluation and treatment – including the Ponseti technique, which is considered the gold standard of care.
Click here to view the clinical report.
EMS Timely Tips: Tranexamic Acid (TXA) use in Pediatric Trauma
Massive transfusion protocols have become vital tools used within trauma centers across the country. Appropriately so, as many emergency providers know that hemorrhage is the most common cause of death within the first hour of arrival to a trauma center. Most recently, a medication called Tranexamic Acid or TXA has been found to assist in life-saving measures for trauma victims in both the pre-hospital setting and the emergency department. But is TXA a recommended medication for kids? This podcast segment highlights the safe use of TXA in pediatric traumas and beyond.
Food Insecurity Screening in the Allergy Specialty
Did you know that more than 1 in 5 children with food allergies also experience food insecurity (FI)? Children whose families struggle to acquire adequate nutrition are at higher risk for a wide range of conditions, including asthma, obesity and mental health issues.
In this podcast, you’ll hear more on this topic, including guidance on FI screening in the pediatric care setting, from Jodi Shroba, MSN, APRN, CPNP, Food Allergy Program Coordinator for the Division of Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.