Find your Coach’s Cap

Michael Greenwald, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Physicians wear many hats. At times we are teachers and other times psychotherapists. We are asked to diagnose and also to counsel. With experience each of us learns when to switch hats. But there is one important role that we sometimes fail to recognize and embrace: the role of “coach.”

Coaching is very similar to teaching but there are important differences. read more

Children’s National Health System Fellows Blog

Author:  Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA, FAAP

The fellows at Children’s National Health System have developed an open source academic blogsite, which includes various areas of interest to fellows and attending PEM providers.  A weekly “Hot Seat” case, which enjoys tremendous popularity, evidence-based articles with large impact on PEM practice, and a one-of-a-kind ECG training module are just some of the resources that can be found there.

The blogsite was the original creation of Sonny Tat, MD, a former fellow at Children’s National and a current PEM faculty at UCSF.  Sonny is also the site administrator for PEMNetwork. read more

Pediatric Readiness Project in the news

Author: Kathleen Brown, MD – Children’s National Health System

It is with great excitement that we announce the first paper from the National Pediatric Readiness (Peds Ready) Project was released online today, April 13, and will be released in print in the near future. Authored by Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, the online article, “A National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments,” appears in JAMA Pediatrics, along with an editorial by Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, and Evaline Alessandrini MD, MSCE. (Please note the EMSC National Resource Center is hoping to secure grantees “open access” to the full article. More information will be forthcoming.) read more

Searching For Myocarditis during Bronchiolitis Season

Author

Michael S. Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Winston Salem, NC 27157

msmitche@wakehealth.edu

Introduction

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” –Benjamin Franklin

Death, taxes, and bronchiolitis.

Providers of pediatric patients know all too well that the winter season is characterized by colder weather, shorter days, and an abundance of children with bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a dynamic disease and thus can have a varied presentation. It is within this variety of symptoms that overlapping medical conditions can hide, masquerading as bronchiolitis, especially as providers quickly become numb to the disease due to the overwhelming volume of patients presenting with similar symptoms. Myocarditis is one such disease with the potential for significant morbidity. Although it is rare, its symptoms significantly overlap those of bronchiolitis. It is the intent of this article to highlight these two disease states in helping pediatric providers identify myocarditis, essentially finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. read more

Mount Sinai Pediatric Bedside Ultrasound Course- April 19, 2015

SinaiPedsUltrasoundCME-minPlease join us on April 19, 2015 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for a Pediatric Bedside Ultrasound CME Course. Faculty including Jim Tsung, Ee Tay and Bret Nelson will cover topics such as abdominal, thoracic and procedure guidance ultrasound. The course is intended for physicians and providers who treat pediatric patients in emergency, intensive care, hospitalist, and general practice environments.  Users at all levels are welcome! We are offering two options for this course: read more