Pediatrics in Practice presented by Children's Mercy Kansas City provides interviews with pediatric subspecialists on timely, relevant content for physicians and providers who care for children.
Common Cases for ENT
Pamela Nicklaus, MD, FACS, discusses protocols surrounding common ENT cases and referrals, difficulties that may arise, options for families, and therapies/support.
Return to Play in the Pediatric Athlete After COVID-19 Infection
In the adult population, COVID-19 infections appear to affect the heart at a higher rate than other viruses, while in the pediatric population, the virus can cause multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) involving the heart. Due to the lack of evidence for cardiac injury from COVID-19 infections in the pediatric population and the low number of pediatric cases, recommendations are made from expert opinion from the sports medicine, infectious disease, and cardiology departments and are subject to change. Algorithm for return to play/activity after COVID-19 infection in pediatric patients.
Preparing to Launch-Preparing to Land: Transition to Adulthood Intervention
Pediatrics in Practice: Ann Modrcin, MD, EMBA, discusses the pediatric transition to adult care and best practices to achieve it. She also discusses values and pain points for families, and how providers can provide support through the transition.
Hematology Dilemmas: Cases for the General Pediatrician
Struggling with an abnormal value on a screening complete blood count (CBC)? Frustrated that a toddler refuses to take oral iron? Wondering what to do when the 12 month screening hemoglobin comes back a little low? This podcast is for you! We will discuss common hematologic dilemmas in pediatric primary care and how to address them. From the dreaded hemoglobin Barts, to evaluation and management of iron deficiency anemia, and quick review of all those complete blood count indices, this podcast aims to make the CBC fun again!
Anna Esparham, MD, Director of the Headache Treatment Center at Children's Mercy, discusses primary versus secondary headaches, causes of migraines/headaches, treatment approaches, and differences between prevention and abortive therapies.
EMS Timely Tips: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disabilities in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 54 births. For the safety of emergency medical providers and patients with developmental disabilities, it is important to understand what Autism is and how to care for pediatric patients diagnosed with it. In this segment, Children’s Mercy specialists will discuss common misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as share insight from a memorable EMS encounter involving a child with Autism.