Category Name: PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook – Ovarian Torsion

Ovarian torsion is like the MI of the pelvis. Sometimes all it takes is a good story to investigate. When to worry, when to walk it off, and when to work it up.

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PEM Playbook – Blunt Head Trauma

Not all head trauma is minor. Not all minor head trauma is clinically significant. How can we sort out the overtly ok from the sneakily serious?

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PEM Playbook – The Higher Tech Kid in the ED

Comfortable with G-tubes, tracheostomies, and VP shunts? Good. Get ready for the next level: Vagus Nerve Stimulators, Intrathecal Pumps, and Ventricular Assist Devices.

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PEM Playbook – Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses: Part 2

In Part One of this two-part series, we discussed re-emerging infectious threats that may creep into our EDs initially unnoticed. We continue from Part One with the rest of the dreaded thirteen, from varicella through meningococcus

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PEM Playbook – The Pediatric Surgical Abdomen

Abdominal pain is common; so are strongly held myths and legends about what is concerning, and what is not. One of our largest responsibilities in the Emergency Department is sorting out benign from surgical or medical causes of abdominal pain. Morbidity and mortality varies by age and condition.

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PEM Playbook – MI in Children

Myocardial infarction (MI) in children is uncommon, but underdiagnosed. This is due to two main factors: the etiologies are varied; and the presenting symptoms are “atypical”.