Meredith Borland is a paediatric emergency physician and the Director of Emergency Medicine at Perth Children’s Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. She was a founding member of the PREDICT Executive and is the current chair of PREDICT.
Last year at DFTB18, Meredith continued an ongoing discussion about the use of steroids in wheeze. This year, she took us on a journey through an emergency department visit for a number of children who may or may not receive various interventions. This was a fun, interactive and thought-provoking talk that highlighted some common differences in practice.
#doodlemed on this talk by @char_durand below
This talk was recorded live at DFTB19 in London, England. With the theme of “The Journey” we wanted to consider the journeys our patients and their families go on, both metaphorical and literal.
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Very interesting podcast, thank you! I know it’s a bit off-topic, but I hope someone can advise on that.
I’ve been trying to find out the reason why there is such a big variation in salbutamol dosing recommendations (in acute situations) between various countries and national guidelines. E.g. in my country (somewhere in Europe) 2 puffs/dose is standard, regardless of age, weight or even severity (!) – and people say it’s based on the GINA document (which actually advises 2 puffs/dose for mild-moderate asthma exacerbation). But all other sources (be them from the UK, US, Australia etc) recommend (much) more than 2 puffs, especially to moderate-severe cases.
Can someone please advise on that?