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PEM Pearls 03: Non Accidental Trauma pt. 2

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Welcome back to PEM Pearls: the CanadiEM Infographic Series focused on providing approaches and high-yield pearls for important pediatric EM topics! This is part 2 of our 2 part Non-Accidental Trauma posts. Today we will be discussing the workup, investigations, and management for potential non-accidental trauma cases.​1​ There are a variety of goals of care that emergency physicians should perform when managing a potential non-accidental trauma case. In short, remember to treat, record, …

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PEM Pearls 02: Non-Accidental Trauma pt. 1

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Welcome back to PEM Pearls: the CanadiEM Infographic Series focused on providing approaches and high-yield pearls for important pediatric EM topics! This is part 1 of our 2 part Non-Accidental Trauma posts. Today we will be discussing the history, physical exam, and differential diagnosis considerations for potential non-accidental trauma cases.​1​ Physical child abuse is a frequently missed emergency department presentation. It is most common in children aged 6 months or younger, although it …

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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Neonatal Resuscitation

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This year, the American Heart Association released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. The top ten things to know for Neonatal Guidelines are as follows: 1. Anticipation and Preparation: Newborn resuscitation depends heavily on proper planning and readiness of the team. Effective team behaviors, such as anticipation, communication, briefing, equipment checks, and assignment of roles, result in …

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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Systems of Care

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This year, the American Heart Association (AHA) released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. CanadiEM and the AHA came together to create an infographic which summarizes the new updates pertaining to the Systems of Care.  Here are the top 10 things you should know!  Over 350,000 EMS-assessed cardiac arrests and 209,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually …

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PEM Pearls 01: Pediatric Airway Differences

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Welcome to PEM Pearls: a new CanadiEM Infographic Series focused on providing approaches and high-yield pearls for important pediatric EM topics! Today we will be discussing differences in pediatric airway anatomy and airway management considerations.​1​ Physiology Even in a healthy child, pediatric patients are incredibly prone to rapid oxygen desaturation during apnea. Furthermore, The rate of desaturation is proportional to the child’s age: infants can reach 90% SpO2 in as little as two …

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2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support

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This year, the American Heart Association (AHA) released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. In collaboration with the AHA, the authors highlighted the “Top 10 Things to Know” regarding the guideline updates. As in previous years, the authors emphasize recognizing prevalence and mortality of cardiac arrest in both a community and hospital setting. They also reaffirm …