Why “Morsels?” Simply put, I like desserts more than I like jewelry (also known as pearls).
Additionally, the overall goal of continuing our education is to enhance our comfort with the vast topics that exist in the medical arena. What is more comforting: solitary and expensive calcium carbonate rejected by a mollusk or delicious, sweet tidbits that were just delivered to you fresh and warm? I agree: Morsels beat Pearls.
The goal of these Pediatric EM Morsels is to continue to encourage us all to enhance and refine our understanding of pediatric emergency medicine and to augment the care of pediatric patients. The care of pediatric patients often brings up a myriad of diverse topics ranging from the common to the very unusual. It is difficult to stay abreast of the appropriate management of some many diverse entities, particularly when they may be quite different from those of our adult patients.
I encourage you to explore the Morsels that already exist… and if you are interested, subscribe in order to receive the weekly Morsel directly.
Thank you for your interest and dedication.
Have a great day,
Sean Fox, MD
Department of EM
Carolinas Medical Center
How about some Favorite Morsels?
Interosseous Access for the Neonate in NeedThe neonate may require vascular access, and that access may be denied. Use an IO!
Kawasaki DiseaseComplete or Incomplete... Kawaski Disease offers a diagnostic challenge!
Positioning for LPMake your first attempt your best attempt.
Nasal Foreign BodiesQuick method to remove nasal foreign bodies.
Oropharyngeal TraumaIs the minor appearing injury more major?
Retropharyngeal AbcessPick up on RPA before the "classic" features are present.
Medical RadiationIs your CT scanner equal to an Atomic Bomb?