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POCUS in Pediatrics

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for Pediatric Residents

Introduction: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is ultrasound performed by the provider at the patient's bedside to answer a specific clinical question. No guidelines exist for teaching POCUS to pediatric residents, and there are currently no pediatric-specific POCUS resources on MedEdPORTAL.To fill this gap, we designed an educational resource to introduce pediatric residents to POCUS during. The use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has been well established in adult emergency medicine and critical care. Furthermore, the adult literature clearly demonstrates that lung POCUS is a safe and validated tool, which is highly sensitive and specific when compared to chest radiography for differentiating the causes of respiratory failure.

Objectives: We sought to describe the test characteristics of cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed by pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians after structured cardiac POCUS training. Methods: We evaluated the use of clinically indicated cardiac POCUS by PEM physicians in a single tertiary care pediatric emergency department after implementation of a focused cardiac POCUS. Pediatric emergency physicians are encouraged to familiarize with POCUS as it is a safe technology and can be extremely helpful in performing diagnosis, managing critical situations and guiding procedures, which results in globally improving pediatric patients care In this Episode on Pediatric POCUS, a follow up to Episode 18 Point of Care Ultrasound Pearls and Pitfalls, which covered pericardial effusion, pneumothorax, undifferentiated shock, cardiac arrest & DVT, we bring you 4 of North America's Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound gurus recorded live from Toronto during the first ever P2 Conference (PEM POCUS) - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Point. Diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a growing field across all disciplines of pediatric practice. Machine accessibility and portability will only continue to grow, thus increasing exposure to this technology for both providers and patients. Individuals seeking training in POCUS should first identify their scope of practice to determine appropriate applications within their clinical. POCUS is a growing field in medical education, and an imaging modality ideal for children given the lack of ionizing radiation, ease of use, and good tolerability. A 2019 literature review revealed that no US pediatric residency programs integrated obligatory POCUS curricula. Our objective was to provide a formalized POCUS curriculum over multiple years, and to retrospectively assess.

Pediatricians are encouraged to familiarize with POCUS as it is a safe technology which improves patient care by better diagnostic performance and workplace efficiency. Acknowledgments We thank Dr. Rainer Wolf, head of the Department of Pediatric Imaging at the University Children's Hospital of Bern, for participating meaningfully on the. Ocular POCUS has been used in the Emergency Department for detection of various ocular conditions, including increased ICP. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supported its use for ocular evaluation in its policy statement [2]. Optic Disc Elevation (ODE) ODE has been reported as a method for detection of increased ICP with decent accuracy POCUS exams improve the accuracy, quality, and efficiency of clinical care. Started in 2015, the hospital-wide POCUS program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of only a few in the country. Subspecialties. Our program includes 14 pediatric subspecialties

The role of point-of-care ultrasound in pediatric acute

The PEM POCUS series was created by the UCSF Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine to help advance pediatric care by the thoughtful use of bedside ultrasonography. Read other PEM POCUS tutorials Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has the potential to provide real-time valuable information that could alter diagnosis, treatment, and management practices in pediatric hospital medicine. We review the existing pediatric POCUS literature to identify potential clinical applications within the scope of pediatric hospital medicine. Diagnostic point-of-care applications most relevant to the. A pediatric cardiac POCUS protocol including significant collaboration with cardiology can increase the quantity and quality of POCUS performed. 2. Pediatric emergency physicians can accurately diagnose pericardial effusion, depressed function, and abnormal chamber size compared to cardiologist interpretation

Searching PubMed resulted in more than 30 articles published on pediatric POCUS in 2017, compared with seven in 2011. These facts speak to the explosive growth of pediatric POCUS in the last few years and the recognition that it is a vital part of emergency patient care The gap addressed by this publication by University of Colorado Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians Julia Brant, Jonathan Orsborn, Emily Greenwald, and Megan Mickley is that pediatric residencies have been slow to adapt point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into their curriculums, despite the benefits to the pediatric population including no pain, portability to the bedside, lack of ionizing. The Win-Win of Pediatric Focused Cardiac POCUS. February 8, 2021. A 10-year-old boy enters the pediatric emergency room with shortness of breath. Immediately he is admitted, and workup begins. His attending physician conducts imaging during the child's exam using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Imaging results reveal a hemodynamically. 2) POCUS Experts: Ultrasound was done by one of four pediatric emergency physicians with a minimum of two years POCUS experience, have performed 25 satisfactory trainings scans and viewed a four-minute training video. Most community emergency physicians will not have this level of expertise Using PoCUS in pediatrics is really a match made in heaven. Children have more water content and their bones are less ossified. Thus, we can truly see much more with ultrasound in children. Today, ultrasound is being utilized to do everthing from diagnosing intraventicular hemorrhages to scanning a sacral dimple to decide whether or not.

Use of Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Pediatric

POCUS found a defect in cortex in area of the hematoma. CT head confirmed non-displaced skull fracture of the left parietal bone. Patient was observed and did not require neurosurgical intervention. More research is needed into the value of POCUS for pediatrics skull fractures and how it can fit into our PECARN decision rules The primary objective was to survey pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) leaders and fellows regarding point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training in PEM fellowship programs, including teaching methods, training requirements, and applications taught

Point of care ultrasonography in the pediatric emergency

The team's POCUS decision-support algorithm is used regularly to identify transient synovitis in pediatric patients. It includes a set of five clinical criteria that must be met, followed by bedside ultrasonography of the hip joint. The criteria include the following: Age 3-10 years. Fever less than 38° C In a systematic review and meta-analysis of four studies including 461 pediatric patients, POCUS by emergency physicians had 86% sensitivity and 91% specificity. The positive and negative Likelihood Ratios (LR) were 9.24 and 0.17, respectively. All included studies were prospective and were moderate to high quality (1)

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the standard way children are evaluated and managed, particularly in the paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) department. POCUS is a complex skill that needs to be broken down into bite sized components and the aim of this new DFTB series will give you. pediatric-specific POCUS guidelines were published in 2015 and jointly endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound.3 The future of POCUS remains to be expanded into other pediatric

Pediatric POCUS EM Case

  1. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) allows to obtain real-time images to correlate with the patient's presenting signs and symptoms. It can be used by various specialties and may be broadly divided into diagnostic and procedural applications. We aimed at reviewing current knowledge on the use of POCUS in Pediatric Emergency Departments (PEDs)
  2. The use of POCUS in pediatric emergency medicine is expanding rapidly [3] and pediatric-specific applications are . increasingly being described and studied [4,5]. In 2013, Vieira et al. [6], published a consensus educational guideline for pediatric emergency medicine fellow training in POCUS. However, whil
  3. POCUS in pediatrics. The use of POCUS in pediatrics is gaining momentum, and whilst pediatric specific data remains limited when compared to adult critical care, there is growing pediatric evidence demonstrating the high sensitivity and specificity of lung POCUS in the diagnosis of pneumonia, bronchiolitis, pleural effusion and pneumothorax.

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is emerging as an essential addition to the 21st-century pediatrician's bag. Advances in ultrasound technology have resulted in improved image quality and portability (Table 1). This has increased ultrasound accessibility to pediatric providers beyond traditional imaging specialists, such as radiologists and cardiologists In our experience, POCUS findings are subtle and difficult to interpret, and we think the reason is the mentioned interaction between ultrasounds and the specific pattern of pediatric PTB; we evaluated 9 pediatric cases in the Bureh Town health center of Sierra Leone, 0-6 years of age, and 5 adult cases >18 years old. In pediatric patients

Pediatric emergency POCUS has been part of this movement, with published scanning protocols describing its use in the evaluation of trauma, abdominal pain [4, 5], dyspnea [], and musculoskeletal complaints [7, 8], among others.This is much the same range of complaints that are the focus of adult emergency and critical care ultrasound Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Division of Hospital Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Ricardo Franco, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin . Gordon Johnson, MD, FHM POCUS education, AtriaConnect.org Legacy Healt

Radiology performed ultrasound for intussusception has excellent test performance. A 6 year validation study reviewing 814 ultrasound exams over 7 years found sensitivity of 97.9% and specificity of 97.8%, PPV of 86.6%, and NPV of 99.7%.3 In this study positive exams were confirmed via radiographic reduction procedure or surgery Our Faculty. The Section of Emergency Medicine has an active, growing group of academic and clinical Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) faculty. Our faculty are involved in education at all levels of training, including medical students, pediatric and emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency fellows, and pediatric emergency faculty 3 (and 70% of pediatric residents) responded that there were opportunities to use POCUS multiple a week or more in their clinical practice. Conclusions: There is an unmet demand for POCUS training among general pediatricians and trainees in our study The use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the assessment of the acutely shocked adult patient has been well established for over a decade. Comparatively, its use in paediatrics has been limited, but this is starting to change with the recent introduction of Children's Acute Ultrasound training. This article highlights the pathophysiology of shock in children and demonstrates how bedside. Therefore, POCUS provides an excellent opportunity to help avoid unnecessary tests and thus significantly shorten ED care duration. Methods: In this retrospective cohort, performed at pediatric ED in major regional center, 335 cases of limping or pain in limb were included between 2015-2019

Moving Beyond the Stethoscope: Diagnostic Point-of-Care

  1. POCUS is an emerging technology that can advance the urgent care clinician's management of SSTIs. The application of soft tissue ultrasound for infection requires elementary skills that are easy to learn and apply in practice when used to distinguishing abscess from cellulitis. Even a clinician who is a novice in the use of POCUS may readily.
  2. Two recent meta-analyses have investigated POCUS use for pediatric LPs. 14,15 Olowoyeye et al. included four studies with a total of 277 patients and found that POCUS use was associated with a reduction in traumatic taps (risk ratio [RR] = 0.53, 95% C: 0.13-0.82) when compared with landmark approaches. 14 However, there was no statistically.
  3. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a safe, effective imaging modality with a rapidly expanding array of lifesaving, timesaving and cost-saving applications in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM)

By Delia Gold on 2/15/2021 01:00 AM. This is the first episode of GEL Jr. - our pediatric series! Hosts Delia Gold and Lianne McLean join Mike in discussing an important article on the learning of pediatric POCUS. These authors studied how participants learned image interpretation from an online POCUS educational system Abstract. The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed by non-radiologists has become more widespread and is entering new arenas of clinical care, particularly in the world of pediatrics. Children are prime candidates for ultrasound because they are more at risk to the harmful effects of ionizing radiation than adults The 8-h pediatric POCUS training included a focused assessment of the heart, aorta, lung, kidney, urinary bladder, and abdomen. Approximately 20-30 min of lecture was dedicated to the abdomen assessment with an image review and at least 40 min of hands-on education Case Goals. Describe indications of performing a pediatric ocular point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Describe the technique for performing pediatric ocular POCUS. Distinguish anatomical ocular landmarks on POCUS. Identify signs of an optic disc swelling and optic nerve enlargement on POCUS. List the limitations of pediatric ocular POCUS

sive growth of pediatric POCUS in the last few years and the recognition that it is a vital part of emergency patient care. This article highlights some of the newer advances in POCUS in the pediatric ED (PED) and critical care areas and resources for learning Intussusception is a common cause of pediatric abdominal pain in the infant and toddler population. Using point-of-care ultrasound at the bedside can help providers expedite definitive management with greater safety, ease and accuracy than plain radiographs; that's why POCUS has become a standard tool for evaluating patients with suspected ileocolic intussusception POCUS in pediatric resuscitation. Stephanie Doniger (Orange, CA - USA) 10:55 (CEST) FoCUS in resource limited settings to manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. Lynne Nield (Toronto, CANADA) 11:15 (CEST) PoCUS in pediatric anesthesiology in the perioperative period Background. Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians have variably incorporated point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into their practice. Prior guidelines describe the scope of POCUS practice for PEM physicians; however, consensus does not yet exist about which applications should be prioritized and taught as fundamental skills for PEM trainees

Evaluating a longitudinal point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS

POCUS in pediatrics. The use of POCUS in pediatrics is gaining momentum, and whilst pediatric specific data remains limited when compared to adult critical care, there is growing pediatric evidence demonstrating the high sensitivity and specificity of lung POCUS in the diagnosis of pneumonia, bronchiolitis, pleural effusion and pneumothorax ().POCUS confers many advantages in the pediatric. Abstract Background and Objective: Most pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowships incorporate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training into their curricula. The lack of standardized assessment tools results in variability in the assessment of fellows' POCUS competency. The common forms of assessment include direct observation, image review, quality assessment, and online or locally. POCUS = Point-of-Case UltrasoundPOCUN = Point-of-Care Ultrasound in NephrologyRFN Focus on POCUN Series Kidney Kidney Transplant Hydronephrosis Pelvic and Bladder Abnormalities Common Ultrasound Scenarios in Nephrology Contributors: Abhilash Koratala, MD, FASN (@NephroP The American Academy of Pediatrics, along with several emergency medicine and ultrasound societies, released a policy statement in 2015 that supported the use of POCUS by pediatric emergency physicians. 2 In 2016, a review was published that reported guidelines and training objectives for pediatric-specific POCUS applications. 3 Most pediatric. BCE 81 Tension Hydrothorax. In this EM Cases, Best Case Ever podcast Rajiv interviews Dr. Allan Shefrin, a pediatric emergency physician at The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario where he is also PEM division lead in point-of-care ultrasound. They discuss a case of tension hydrothorax in a school-aged child and the role of POCUS in PEM

0:00 / 0:00. Live. •. The 5th Annual Acute Care and Perioperative Ultrasound Workshop is hosted by the Anesthesiology Departments at Loma Linda University Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. The focus of the workshop is to teach practitioners how point of care ultrasound can facilitate acute care management, both for adults and pediatrics Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be used to determine the presence of cardiac activity, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade, while also assessing cardiac function ().Cardiac POCUS effectively evaluates heart function and correlates with cardiologist-performed echocardiograms (9, 10, 11).Few studies demonstrate the benefits of cardiac POCUS in pediatric patients with AHF

But how accurate is point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) at diagnosing acute appendicitis. In a systematic review and meta-analysis of four studies including 461 pediatric patients, POCUS by emergency physicians had 86% sensitivity and 91% specificity. The positive and negative Likelihood Ratios (LR) were 9.24 and 0.17, respectively Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) allows real-time bedside assessment of sick pediatric patients for both diagnostic assessment of the heart, lung, abdomen, brain but also for procedural purposes, especially line placement and fluid removal (echo-guided procedures). It is a useful adjunct to the physical examination and other monitoring tools especially in the emergency or critical care settings In 2009, the American College of Emergency Physicians published a POCUS curriculum for emergency medicine providers that includes both didactic and experiential learning prior to demonstration of proficiency. 3 Other specialties, including pediatric emergency medicine and adult critical care medicine, have followed this educational model to. The pediatric POCUS fellowship will help fellows gain expertise in ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation, develop research and administrative experience, and integrate ultrasound skills with clinical practice to become a leader in the field of pediatric point-of-care ultrasound. Our Pediatric POCUS Fellowship is a Texas Medical Board. To access YouTube videos relevant to Pediatric POCUS, go to the category Pediatric Ultrasound Imaging on this blog. For an interesting new POCUS scanner from Phillips, see Lumify . Purchase a good point of care ultrasound book and as you work through your book be sure to review relevant YouTube videos related to the chapters you are working on

POCUS: Appendicitis

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Pediatrics: Are we ready

  1. POCUS of the abdomen was therefore performed by a pediatric intensivist, which revealed multiple ill-defined hypoechoic lesions in the spleen (Figures 1, 2) and liver. The child was empirically treated with intravenous (IV) meropenem for presumed melioidosis based on the splenic abscesses seen on the bedside ultrasound and the risk factor of.
  2. POCUS accurate in diagnosis of pediatric transient synovitis - read the full article from AuntMinnie.com!..
  3. Friedman L. Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Pediatric Limp. Presented at: ACEP Scientific Assembly; October 27-30, 2019; Denver, CO
  4. A Pediatric Cardiac POCUS Protocol Ultrasound GEL Science The pediatric literature for point of care ultrasound seems to lag behind that of adults. However, it has made some incredible strides to show that this is a tool that is not be neglected in our younger patients. Although point of care ultrasound is used routinely in adults, it may not.
  5. 10.15 Cecilia Acosta (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA) Lung Ultrasound for pediatric ventilation 20 mi

PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Ocular Ultrasound for Optic

Introduction. Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a focused ultrasound examination performed at the bedside by appropriately trained clinicians to obtain diagnostic information, often in critical scenarios, to guide decision making.1 PoCUS is a well-established tool for bedside evaluation in adult patient populations in emergency medicine,2 critical care,3 and perioperative period.4-6 PoCUS. BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used to differentiate cellulitis from abscess in the pediatric emergency department (ED). POCUS has also been shown to decrease length of stay (LOS) for other applications among adult patients

Cardiac POCUS is widely used in adults in the ED but its use in pediatric patients is less well-characterized despite endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Emergency Physicians. Objectiv vancements in subspecialty POCUS education, in 2019 a national survey of internal medicine, combined internal medicine-pediatrics and pediatric residency programs demonstrated that there were no pediatric residency programs with a required POCUS curriculum, and<15% of pediatric residency programs offered an optional cur-riculum [16] The results for POCUS were generated in a median of 115 minutes (interquartile range, 68-185 minutes) before radiology department imaging results. CONCLUSIONS: Point-of-care ultrasound imaging by pediatric emergency physicians for children with neck masses is a promising new POCUS application that may be able to save time in the PED Get Our Exclusive Pediatric Diagnostic POCUS Article. You heard it first on TOTAL EM! Host Chip Lange, also founder of the ultrasound education company Practical POCUS, is a fan of EB Medicine and our evidence-based journals and CME courses

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) UPMC Children's Pittsburg

POCUS and rated the POCUS hands-on training favorably. At baseline, 91% of residents believed POCUS was quite beneficial for their patients. Discussion: The training tested in this study strives to bridge the current disconnect in pediatric resident education Episode 53 Pediatric POCUS. In this Episode, a follow up to Episode 18 Point of Care Ultrasound Pearls and Pitfalls, which covered pericardial effusion, pneumothorax, undifferentiated shock, cardiac arrest & DVT, we bring you 4 of North America's Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound gurus recorded live from Toronto during the first ever P2. Pediatric patients undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) are often expected to be NPO to reduce risk of aspiration of gastric contents. This paper utilized point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to assess gastric contents in pediatric patients at the time of PSA and while awaiting PSA, assigning risk categories based on a previously.

PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Peripheral IV Acces

Over the last 2 decades, the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) has grown exponentially. In 2014, a group of PEM POCUS leaders met and formed the P2Network. The P2Network provides a platform to build collaborative relationships and share expertise among members from various countries and practice settings The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy and utility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the bladder compared to patient's sensation of bladder fullness in predicting the ability to successfully perform a comprehensive transabdominal pelvic ultrasound in the pediatric Emergency Department (ED) The most referenced position statement, Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Hospitalists: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine, is intended to inform a broad audience about how hospitalists are using diagnostic and procedural applications of POCUS. This position statement provides guidance on the safe and effective use of POCUS by.

POCUS: How to Diagnose Appendicitis Using Ultrasound

Pediatric POCUS Podcast podcast on demand - The Pediatric POCUS Podcast explores the science, practice, and innovations of pediatric point-of-care ultrasound in and out of the emergency department. Featuring cutting-edge literature review, best practice summaries, and expert interviews where.. Ultrasound imaging has become imperative in neonatal & pediatric intensive care unit (NICU& PICU) for the evaluation and delivery of care. The introduction of a high-quality, reasonably priced, portable ultrasound unit has now made it possible for neonatologists & pediatricians to rapidly obtain diagnostic information that can be extremely helpful in the evaluation of PEDIATRICS ULTRASOUND . The Venue Family is designed to address the specific needs of pediatric and neonatal patients. Enabling fast and confident diagnostic scans without ionizing radiation for the complete evaluation of your littlest patients Sicks Kids Pediatric Emergency POCUS Fellowship. The only Pediatric Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship in Canada. Details to follow. Contact Dr. Kwan Program Website

POCUS for Appendicitis . Chana Rich . March 3, 2017. GI, Pediatrics, Ultrasound. Case: A previously healthy 8 year-old male presents to the ED with two days of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Pain was initially located in the periumbilical area, but has now migrated to the right lower quadrant. On exam, the patient has tenderness to. Accuracy of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Diagnosis of Hip Effusion Among Children in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2020. Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2021. Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2021. Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine The Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Online Courses include structured modules with video lectures, case presentations and post-module quizzes. Upon completion of the Online Course, you will attend a regularly scheduled hands-on workshop (the length of the workshop depends on the particular course you are enrolled in, but most hands-on scanning. A retrospective study by the same group on 516 patients (926 hips) reported POCUS sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 98%, with overall accuracy of 93%. 6 Additional case series have also been published of emergency physicians using POCUS to facilitate evaluation of pediatric hip pain. 7-1

Ultrasound G.E.L. - A Pediatric Cardiac POCUS Protocol ..

The Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of the first pediatric-specific point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) fellowship in the country. The program is designed to cultivate highly-trained emergency ultrasound specialists as clinical experts and scholars in the use of POCUS for. In a 2018 article published in the ICU: Management & Practice section of HealthMangement.org, Drs. Adrian Wong and Jonathan Wilkinson discussed the benefits of deploying point-of-care ultrasound for patients in various forms of shock. They conclude that POCUS can help the clinician to more accurately identify the type of shock, or the coexistence of different types of shock TF-POCUS allows the emergency physician to provide a binary answer to whether there is evidence to support hydrocephalus.[3,4] While there has been advancement in our understanding of PEM POCUS in other applications, there is a significant void in the use of TF-POCUS in the pediatric emergency medicine department Residents receive training in pediatrics specific POCUS skills such as FAST exams, ultrasound guided IV placement, lumbar punctures, and more. Residents receive longitudinal cultural competency didactics and diversity training as well as a dedicated Community Pediatrics rotation during internship year with the goal of empowering residents to. They looked at all pediatric related lawnmower accidents from 1990-2014 from a 100-hospital sample they felt to be representative of US ED's. Overall, lawn-mower related injuries have gone down by almost 60% since 1990 - hooray for Darwin! Interestingly, there is a bimodal distribution of injuries, with ~15,000 total visits over the study.

Video: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Pediatric Emergency

Evaluating a longitudinal point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS

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  2. Dr. Levine's prior and current research focuses on POCUS applications in pediatric emergency care. She recently published an expert panel curriculum tool for PEM POCUS fellowship. She is currently involved in the development of a PEM POCUS milestone for PEM fellowship
  3. Methods We conducted a retrospective review of the Westlaw legal database for indexed state and federal lawsuits involving the diagnostic use of POCUS in internal medicine, paediatrics, family medicine and critical care. Retrieved cases were reviewed independently by three physicians to identify cases relevant to our study objective. A lawyer secondarily reviewed any cases with discrepancies.
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