For anyone interested in a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, the ACEP Pediatric Section and AAP held 2 webinars where Program Directors were available to answer questions. You can listen to the webinars here.
It is a hot summer evening, and you are called overhead for a trauma stat or Level 1, or whatever the terminology is in your institution for penetrating torso gunshot wounds, and you think not again? This is my second one tonight! When the flight team arrives, they relay the history of one child unloading their dad’s gun and shooting the patient, their sibling. You reflect on the previous trauma alert earlier this evening where parents found a teenager with a gunshot wound to his head. These scenarios are increasingly common and entirely preventable.read more