Pediatric Emergency Medicine Educational Morsels

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Welcome to the Ped EM Morsels!

Enjoyable Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education.

Download the App! PedEMMorsels available via AgileMD – https://www.agilemd.com/apps

 

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 M. Fox, MD, FACEP, FAAP

Associate Professor Department of EM

Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC

 

58 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    I would really like to receive the weekly morsel
    Thanks so much
    Kate

  2. Kesh Khullar says:

    Hi Sean,

    I was delighted to stumble upon this website, and follow on twitter. I wondered if you had a morsel to the approach to a child’s rash! Not asking for much, I know, but the toddler/baby rash is probably the one thing that I struggle with – rashes in adults are complex enough – but if they look well, it’s more reassuring. With little ones, although I’m guessing the same philosophy follows, the concern is missing that one ‘viral’ looking rash that turns out to be something nasty.

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Many thanks

    Kesh
    Twitter @KiefKhullar

    • Sean M. Fox says:

      Dr. Khullar,
      Thank you for the interest in the Morsels first of all! I appreciate the comment.

      As for rashes… I hope no Dermatologist is reading… I HATE RASHES! Adult and Pediatric!

      I have covered a few different rashes in the Morsels:
      Molluscum Contagiosum, ITP, Staph Scalded Skin, Perianal Strep, Intertrigo, and Meningococcemia to name the ones I can easily remember.

      The way I approach rashes is simple (because I am simple minded in general).
      1) Identify presence or lack of Petechiae, Purpura, Vesicles, Bullae, Target Lesions, or Desquamation. If any of these are present, it is time to think a little harder (ex, petechiae can be present for benign reasons like vigorous vomiting or coughing, but a single petechiae below the nipple line is concerning for meningococcemia).

      2) If the above are not present, then look for common childhood rashes. Molluscum, pityriasis rosea, 5ths Disease, etc.

      3) If neither #1 nor #2 are readily apparent and the child looks well… I admit defeat and tell the family that I am not sure what this particular rash is but I do not think it is life threatening.

      Certainly there are caveats to #3. Kawasaki Disease is a great example because the associated rash can be almost any type (generally not bullous though). So the “maculopapular” rash that is often seen with viral exanthems can easily be apart of the Kawasaki Disease presentation… but naturally, there are other findings that should alert the provider to that condition.

      I hope that that helps. I will look at covering some more typical rashes in the coming Morsels.

      Thank you for your question and comment!
      Have a great day,
      sean

  3. Mike says:

    I want morsels! Was looking for EMS blogs and found this great site instead. Needless to say that I have subscribed immediately! 🙂

  4. Sonny says:

    i’ve struggled to find an emergency blog totally dedicated to peds, so got really excited and ive subscribed!

  5. Ram Reddy says:

    I pretty much read all the emergency medicine social media blogs. I think this one is the most useful and most practical by far.

    • Sean Fox says:

      Truly appreciate the feedback! Please let me know if there are any topics that you’d like covered. Please feel free to invite others to join in the Morsel fun!
      -sean

  6. Ram Reddy says:

    thanks for all the time and effort put into this. Its an amazing body of work. I am an adult academic physician in Canada and I see kids infrequently, so this is a great review. I know what i’m reviewing on the site will save a kid for sure.

    leg pain and meningococcemia?! who would have known unless I went through the site.

    I do personally think the social media market is too saturated with podcast type learning. what happens is that you listen for an hour and get 4 main points out of the podcast. Whereas, I can pound out 6 morsels in an hour and review 24 points, which I can actually utilize. Its far more effective. I will actually refer to a morsel on shift quickly before seeing a patient sometimes. Can’t really do that with a podcast. Sometimes old school is just better.

    Ram

  7. John Bailitz says:

    Sean – great site. Where is the subscribe to weekly emails button?

    • Sean Fox says:

      Hello Dr. Bailitz! The subscription button has been removed due to issues with spammers… So now I manually add people who request to be added. Just send me your preferred email address.

  8. Ravi Garehgrat says:

    Great site and thanks! Please add me!

    • Sean Fox says:

      Thank you for your interest in the Morsels!
      Your email has been added to the Friday distribution list!
      Feel free to request topics… I’m always looking for something interesting to talk about.
      Thank you,
      sean

  9. emily bryson says:

    Hi please add me to your email list. Thanks!

  10. Greg Harvey says:

    Hey great website!

    Would love to get added to your subscribers list.

    Thanks

    Greg

  11. Jessica Gantz says:

    Amazing website!

    Jess

  12. Sarah says:

    Please add me to your subscription list, thanks for the greatt summaries!

  13. Stacey Rivet says:

    I would like to be added to the email list please and thanks. I do not see the envelope to sign up

    • Sean Fox says:

      Thank you for your interest in the Ped EM Morsels!!
      I removed the automated subscription tool, as it lead to many more headaches with spammers. So now I do this manually.
      Please send me your preferred email address to pedemmorselsfox@gmail.com. I will put you on the distribution list then.
      Have a great day,
      Sean

  14. Therese Sirles says:

    Dr. Fox,
    As a new Nurse Practitioner in an incredibly busy Pediatric Emergency Department, I spend time on days off studying and learning new things to help expand my knowledge base and improve my skills in order to provide excellent care. I inadvertently found your website and could not be happier!! I find your morsels to be super relevant, practical and easy-to-follow tidbits of invaluable information!
    I would be so appreciative if you would add me to your list for Weekly morsels…I promise, they will be ‘devoured’ as soon as they are delivered!!

    Thank you very much!!!

  15. Seth Brown says:

    These morsels continue to be very readable and informative. Just wanted to say thanks and keep them coming. It’s one of the few emails I read religiously and completely each week.

    Seth

    • Sean Fox says:

      Seth,
      I really appreciate your comment and I am very glad that you continue to find the Ped EM Morsels valuable.

      Please let me know if you ever have a clinical topic or question you would like the Morsels to attempt to address.

      Thank you,
      sean

  16. Rachel Shemtov says:

    Great site! Can you add me?

  17. Kim says:

    The information is very helpful. I would love to be added to your email list please.
    Thank you,
    Kim

  18. Joseph Walker says:

    Always interested in Peds education. Anxious to share.

  19. Roy Vega says:

    I would like to subscribe to your weekly morsels.

    • Sean Fox says:

      Thank you for your interest in the PedEMMorsels! I have added your email address to the weekly distribution list! Feel free to invite others to join in the fun.
      Have a great day,
      sean

  20. Susan Hopkins says:

    I would like to receive the new PedEMMorsels weekly in my email account. My preferred email address is 2015skhophal@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  21. Tia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us. Please add me to your weekly distribution list as well. My email address is: tlai420@icloud.com

  22. Matt Lawrence says:

    Simply requesting new posts via email. Thanks for your hard work on this.

  23. Rita Imburgio says:

    Great educational website. Please add me to your distribution list. Thank you!

  24. Dr Vivian says:

    How is this website not more visible?? How did I not find this on all those shifts I had in the ED??
    Really good. I am a Gen Ped and really appreciate the info. Helpful. Well researched and well presented.
    Love the crazy pictures too. will suscribe

    • Sean Fox says:

      Dr. Vivian,
      I’m glad you appreciate the site! It has been around for awhile, so there is plenty of content in there, but if you have any specific topics/questions you’d like addressed, let me know.
      Spread the word!
      Thank you,
      Sean

  25. Angela Jennings says:

    Good evening, I am pediatrician who stumbled onto this wonderful website.
    Keep up the great work .
    I would love to receive the weekly morsels.

  26. Haider says:

    great website and valuable information.
    kindly add me for subscrption

  27. HAIDER says:

    great website and valueable information thanks for hardwork.
    kindly can you add me on subcription list.Thanks a million Sean

  28. Kathryn says:

    I would like to subscribe to your weekly morsels.
    Thank you!

    • Sean Fox says:

      Kathryn,
      Thank you for your interest in the PedEMMorsels! I will be glad to add you to the weekly distribution list. Simply send an email to pedemmorselsfox@gmail.com listing your preferred email address. Feel free to invite others to join in the fun!
      Have a great day,
      sean

  29. Vivian Okoye, M.D says:

    Thank you for the good work.
    I light up each Saturday morning when I get these in my email.
    Succint and priceless.
    Thank you!
    Sincerely,
    Vivian Okoye, M.D

    • Sean Fox says:

      Thank you, Dr. Okoye, for your kind words!
      I am glad that the Morsels are having a positive impact on your Saturdays!
      🙂
      Please feel free to share them with anyone you think will enjoy them.
      Have a great day,
      sean

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