Inhaled foreign bodies

Two year old Joseph and four year old Jacques are visiting your emergency department today. Jacques has been miserable and pulling at his right ear. His parents are concerned that he may have another ear infection, his fifth this year. As you come back in with the otoscope little Joseph starts to cough and turn…

ILCOR 2015 – paediatric summary

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is a collaboration between resuscitation groups worldwide. Every few years, they do an enormous evidence based review of resuscitation science which informs resuscitation guidelines all over the world. The 2015 ILCOR consensus document (International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations) was published…

DFTB in EMA #2 – identifying the sick febrile child

The team at DFTB had our second article published in the series for Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. Healthcare professionals who do not meet sick children on a regular basis are often anxious about missing a serious bacterial infection in a child. Even for those of us working solely in paediatrics, there is still the same fear…

Intranasal Fentanyl

This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – and our favourite paediatric podcaster, Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss intranasal fentanyl. If you aren’t using it for pain relief in kids, you should be. If you only listen to one podcast this week, turn off that radio play, and make it this one. Listen…