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. Last week, a prior PEM graduate from Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Simone Lawson joined me to chat about a potentially devastating condition that can easily be, and unfortunately is, often missed at first presentation: Child Abuse. While discussing this critically important topic on EMGuideWire’s Core Concepts (take a listen and consider subscribing – it’s free!) with our Child Protection expert, Dr. Pat Morgan, a useful tool was brought … Continue reading Sentinel Bruising & Abusive Injury