Category Name: Peds EM Morsels

Peds EM Morsels

Failure to Thrive

Children have very few responsibilities and even fewer jobs (just ask my kids). The one job young children have is growing.

Peds EM Morsels

Renal Trauma

Seeing blood in a child’s urine will catch a parent’s attention.

Peds EM Morsels

Sentinel Bruising & Abusive Injury

A common theme amongst the Ped EM Morsels is remaining vigilant while maintaining a reasonable approach to the care of children. Many devastating conditions can be quite subtle in their initial presentation.

Peds EM Morsels

Hyperbilirubinemia

Jaundice can be a normal part of the neonatal period (certainly both of my kids looked like the Yellow M&M for a short period in their beginnings). However, hyperbilirubinemia also generates the concern for the development of kernicterus!

Peds EM Morsels

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Let us take a moment to review one of the “zebras” in children - Acute Cerebellar Ataxia