Category Archives: Cutting Edge PEM

Learn what is hot in the realm of pediatric emergency medicine. What is the latest research say and how might that help you optimize your patient management? What are the latest patient care products? This column will help you and your patients.

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

The Armchair ED.

armchair physician

It’s a busy day in the ED.  Thirty deep in the waiting room.  Patients are threatening to leave.  Staffing is short.  Your colleagues are dying for help and you are the one who gets the call to pitch in and lend a hand.  With a heavy sigh, you flop on the sofa, flip open your lap top, and start seeing patients.

Future fantasy?  It is not as farfetched as you might think.  Although the medical industry is often maligned as being a slow moving monolith resistant to adaptation, there are a slew of groups, both academic and commercial, looking into bringing telemedicine to the mainstream. read more