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Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children: DAP, IAP, vs NAP

Background: Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a common reason for medical visits in kids.  Most RTIs are self-limited and the addition of antibiotics rarely alters the course of disease. However, antibiotics are frequently prescribed for these conditions.  Antibiotic overuse is …

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Pediatrics

Do Ondansetron Prescriptions Reduce Pediatric Return Visits for Nausea and Vomiting?

Background: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a very common emergency department (ED) presentation, with “approximately 1.5 million pediatric outpatient visits and 200,000 admissions” each year (Benary).   Treatment for AGE is mainly supportive, utilizing rehydration therapy and antiemetic medications.  One common and …

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The REBEL at Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2019 – Day 3

Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2019 is taking place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, NV. I was asked to give five lectures on varying topics and wanted to share what was discussed at each of these sessions.  If you …

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Pediatrics

REBEL Core Cast 9.0 – Pediatric Status Epilepticus

Pediatric Status Epilepticus Shownotes Definition: Seizure that has been going on for >5 minutes OR recurrent seizures without return to baseline. If the patient was seizing at home and still seizing when they get to the ED, consider it to …

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Pediatrics

Pediatric Concussion…Why is it such a headache?!

Diagnosis and management of concussion in children is part of our everyday bread and butter in the Emergency Department. Given the estimated 1.1 million – 1.9 million pediatric concussions we see annually in the United States, it is no wonder …

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