Category: Paeds

JC: Why don’t we use dexamethasone for children’s asthma?

This post is written by Dr Niall Morris Prednisolone is about as tried and tested a treatment as we have in medicine. We all know how fantastic it is for settling down exacerbations of asthma.

Paediatric Pain and Sedation – Tips to Change Your Practice from #EuSEM15

Flicking through the tracks at EuSEM15 you might notice that there are several presentations – including mine – devoted to the management of pain and procedural sedation in children. And you might wonder why this

PEM Review – PEMLit at #IAEM15

This week I was honoured to present a “blast talk” at the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine Conference in Cork. I love the idea of blast talks – quick fire, high yield presentations with minimum

JC: Don’t Write off the Respiratory Rate – Part Two

So, now we know what to do with an unexplained abnormal respiratory rate in a baby – but how do we know what constitutes an abnormal respiratory rate? That’s the question behind the second paper

JC: Don’t Write off the Respiratory Rate – Part One

Two really interesting PEM-relevant papers appeared online first in Archives of Disease in Childhood in July – and happy days, both are FOAM! What’s great about these papers is how they compliment each other in

JC: Gadgets and Gizmos for gaining IV access in kids. St.Emlyn’s

If you have heard the St.Emlyn’s team talk about innovation then you will know that we have a healthy scepticism for technology. Technology is great of course and we love gadgets as much as the

Torticollis: A Real Pain in the Neck

By the time you’ve worked in the Emergency Department for more than a week it’s highly likely you’ll have seen a patient who has a bit of a sore neck after a relatively minor bump

JC: Getting Chilly Quickly 4. Doing It For The Kids

We have looked at therapeutic hypothermia not once, not twice, but three times already here at St Emlyn’s; most of our ED consultants also work, at least some of the time, down the long corridor in

JC: One Benzo Fits All? Lorazepam vs Diazepam for Paediatric Status Epilepticus

It’s been a little quiet of late here in the lofty towers of St Emlyn’s Virtual Hospital, not because the patients have stopped coming (trust me, they haven’t) but because many of the clinicians have

EduWars: Sticky Eyes in Kids at the EMEC

Sticky eyes in kids… Dead easy to treat, right? Well… Maybe not. This post is a little different from the usual posts you’ll find on St Emlyn’s. It includes a clinical topic with a teaching

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