Category Archives: Paediatrics

RADIATION EXPOSURE FROM PAEDS TRAUMA SCANS

A study from Injury quantifies the exposure to radiation from paediatric trauma scans. The study tells us children are exposed to significant doses of ionising radiation when they become trauma patients.

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FAT CANADIAN KIDS

In paediatric emergencies we need to quickly estimate the childs weight. We need to know the weight in order to calculate drug doses, tube sizes, defibrillation energies and what not. We have various formulas of which (age x 3)+7 is likely … Continue reading

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LMA IN NEONATE RESUS

A study in Resuscitation looking at the efficacy of LMA’s in neonatal resuscitation. Usually we use a face mask and bag them. This study shows a tiny LMA might be a better choice. So get your LMA size 1 ready … Continue reading

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KETAMINE ADVERSE AIRWAY EVENTS

How common are apnoea and bronchospasms when using ketamine?  In 2008 Annals of Emergency Medicine published a huge meta-analysis of airway and respiratory adverse events in paediatric ketamine sedation. They identified more than 30 studies and ended up with a … Continue reading

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IPHONE APP: PEDISAFE

Having a hard time remembering all dosages and vitals for kids? Even harder to use all the different formulas and calculate the right dosage in your head on the fly at 3 in the morning? We all feel like that. … Continue reading

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SNOTTY CHILDREN AND ANAESTHESIA

This is a challenge every day in ENT surgery anaesthesia: Sorting out which snotty ENT children can go through with surgery, and which ones to cancel. The trend has moved from scrapping all snotty children, to making an individual assessment … Continue reading

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KIDS WEIGHT IS AGE TIMES THREE PLUS SEVEN

Doctors Luscombe and Owens tell us in a recent article that we need a new formula for estimating kids’ weight. They suggest (age x 3)+7. Apparently that formula is more precise than the old (age = 4) x 2 which … Continue reading

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