Category Archives: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee

Influenza Update from the Clinical/Quality Subcommittee

Clinical/Quality Subcommittee

Influenza is a relatively common, usually self-limited and seasonal illness. The influenza season this year has seen quite an impact on multiple populations throughout various parts of the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that 2018 in particular has been one of the worst in recent history. As we see the confluence of our peak respiratory season for infants, children and teenagers merge with this influenza epidemic, we thought it appropriate to review influenza facts, tips and recommendations. read more

From the Chair

Has it been a month since ACEP already?

Inconceivable.

As the days shorten and we move into the winter holiday season, most of us take some time to reflect upon the year and take stock of where we are and where we will head come January 1st.

For myself, this happens to include the pediatric emergency medicine section.

Mike Greenwald, the outgoing chair, has really gotten me off to a great start with the formation of workgroups/subcommittees.  We will use these groups, Education, Research, Advocacy, and Clinical/Quality to generate new microsite content, produce section grants and leverage as outreach for new members. read more

Infant Respiratory Distress with Hypotonia: Casting a Broad Differential

Dr. Anya Kleinman

Case Presentation:

Two-month-old male presented with unknown duration of respiratory distress. He had been “breathing fast since birth” with no acute fevers, vomiting, or sick contacts. Review of systems is notable for diffuse muscle weakness and chronic coughing with feeds. Developmental history is significant for lifelong decreased movement and inability to lift head when prone. No family history of motor delay or decreased tone.

Vitals: afebrile, HR 163, RR 68, PO2 92%. Patient is ill-appearing with minimal response to tactile stimuli. The evident tachypnea is associated with increased abdominal muscle use with retractions and grunting. Neurological exam has open, flat, anterior fontanelle with profound head lag and “frog-legging” of lower extremities. Deep tendon reflexes cannot be elicited. Skin exam is negative for rashes or hematomas. read more

From the Chair

Just a few weeks after the 2016 ACEP Scientific Assembly and I’m still enjoying the academic high I get after the conference each fall.  So many terrific speakers and topics—and I’m very grateful to have access to their slides as I struggle to recall their many pearls of wisdom.   From the high fidelity Code Black simulations to my final session “Wilderness Medical Improvisation: What Would MacGyver do?” I couldn’t get enough.

Equally inspiring was the turnout for our annual section meeting.  We had such a diverse group taking the time to meet after a long day of lectures.  Our section enjoys the continuity of veterans such as Madeline Joseph, Sharon Mace, and Lee Benjamin, as well as newer faces such as Jessica Wall, Kurtis Mayz, and Nadia Pearson.  The Pediatric section is remarkable not only because of its robust numbers (over 900!) but because of its diversity and welcoming atmosphere.  This is a great way to get involved in addressing the challenges we all face in caring for children in emergency medicine. read more

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, Room 162 A, B
9:00 — 10:30 am Eastern

— Meeting Minutes —

Committee Members Attending
Madeline Joseph, MD, FACEP (Chair) • Michael Gerardi, MD, FACEP • Lee Benjamin, MD, FACEP (out-going Chair) • Debra Perina, MD, FACEP (Board Liaison) • Jeff Bullard-Berent, MD, FACEP (Pediatric EM Section Chair) • Chris Amato, MD, FACEP • Jahn Avarello, MD, FACEP • Alex Aroyo (guest) • Steve Baldwin, MD • Kathleen Brown, MD, FACEP • Paul Eakin, MD • Phillip Friesen, DO • Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP • Alan Heins, MD• Douglas Holtzman, MD, FACEP, FAAP • James (Jim) Homme, MD • Tim Horezcko, MD • Paul Ishimine, MD, FACEP • Carrie Karsters (guest) • Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP• Kurtis Mayz, JD, MD, MBA • Jennifer Mitzman (guest) • Lauren Olivera, DO • Audrey Paul, MD, PhD • Dennis Pauze, MD, FACEP • Nadia Pearson, DO • Emory Petrack, MD • David Rayburn, MD, MPH • Josh Rocker, MD, FAAP, FACEP • Emily Rose, MD • Tim Ruttan, MD • Moh Saidinejad, MD
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH • Mike Stoner, MD • Jonathan Valente, MD, FACEP • Jessica Wall, MD • Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS • Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, FACEP • Lindsay Peters, ACEP Staff • Dan Sullivan, ACEP Staff read more