Later this month I’ll be completing my Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Course. And prior to taking the course, I will be again reviewing the PALS Manual and prior posts on this blog related to Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
The blog has 125 posts relating to PALS.
The first one is Pediatric Emergencies—The First Step posted on October 26, 2011 by Tom Wade MD. And from there you can work forward from the first post to review all the posts.
To get the complete list from the most current post and work backwards simply click on Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
I have reviewed all 125 posts. Each post only takes five to ten minutes, so it goes fast. I read them out loud because that seems to help me remember.
Here are links to the posts I think are especially helpful:
Pediatric Emergencies—The First Step
Posted on October 26, 2011
Serious Breathing Problems In Children
Posted on October 29, 2011
Pediatric Shock: Diagnosis and Initial Treatment
Posted on November 11, 2011
The Four Causes or Types of Pediatric Shock
Posted on November 14, 2011
Deciding to Intubate
Posted on April 3, 2012
Bi-Level Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation—Indications, Initiation, Titration, and Goals
Posted on May 4, 2012 by Tom Wade MD
Pediatric Trauma and Pediatric Shock from the ATLS
Posted on June 6, 2013 by Tom Wade MD
Pulse Dosing of Epinephrine or Phenylephrine for Hypotension
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Tom Wade MD
EMCrit Podcast 6 – Push-Dose Pressors [This post’s show notes has clear instruction on how to mix an epinephrine push dose pressor syringe and how to mix a phenylephrine push dose syringe] July 10, 2009 by Scott Weingart:
Note: Please listen to the EMCrit Podcast 205 – Push-Dose Pressors Update August 7, 2017 by Scott Weingart either before or immediately after listening to this one
Here is the link to Dr. Weingart’s pdf instructions on how to mix push dose pressors [epinephrine and phenylephrine].
Here is the video from Dr. Mellick for pulse dose pressor in adults:
Here is the video from Dr. Mellick for pulse dose pressor in pediatrics:
Pediatric Hypotension Treatment Summary From Sutter Health
Posted on September 16, 2013 by Tom Wade MD
Intraosseous Needle Placement–Dr. Mellik’s YouTube Video On Using The EZ-IO In Infant And Adult
Posted on September 28, 2013 by Tom Wade MD
Please note that this model could, I think, be adapted to practice for neonates and infants by using a much smaller tube for the vein and by, perhaps, filling the balloon with water. By using a colorless fluid for the vein fluid, the vein would be less visible and only detectable by feel.
Practicing Newborn Vascular Access With Liz, Newborn Pediatric Transport Nurse Of St. Vincent Hospital
Posted on May 15, 2016 by Tom Wade MD
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Case Studies
Posted on October 16, 2013 by Tom Wade MD
A List of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Procedure Videos Compiled by Pediatric EM Morsels
Posted on January 18, 2014 by Tom Wade MD
The pediatric emergency videos Dr. Fox presents in the links in the post are just outstanding. Review them for every PALS recertification.
A Link To The Treatment of Major Post Tonsillectomy Bleeding From Peds EM Morsels
Posted on February 4, 2015 by Tom Wade MD
Here is the Direct Link To Dr. Fox’s potentially life saving post: Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage
BY SEAN M. FOX · PUBLISHED AUGUST 17, 2012 · UPDATED JULY 23, 2016
Moral of the Morsel
Myocarditis is a difficult diagnosis to make, but an important one to consider! Its rarity will make it much more likely that the patient you are sending home with the “viral illness” or “wheezing” will actually have a mild condition; however, our job is to consider the life-threatening as well as the common.
Get into the habit of always checking for hepatomegaly and skin perfusion [meaning checking capillary refill, and specifically noting skin color and temperature] in any kid with a respiratory complaint or vomiting. While you are most likely to not find any abnormalities, you will not ever find the important ones if you don’t look for them.
If you are concerned for Myocarditis, check an ECG and a CXR… you could also do a quick bedside ultrasound.
“The best lecture on Airway Management–Ever?” Dr. Weingart Asks
Posted on July 28, 2015 by Tom Wade MD. Dr. Weingart is referring to Dr. Rich Levitan’s vidcast [here is the direct link to the vidcast].
Bag Mask Valve Ventilation from Dr. Weingaurt’s Podcast 65 with Dr. Reuben Streyer, Part 1
Posted on August 20, 2015 by Tom Wade MD
Don’t Forget About Pediatric And Adult Digital Intubation – Two YouTube Videos With Additional Resources
Posted on December 30, 2015 by Tom Wade MD
Start here: https://www.tomwademd.net/category/pediatric-advanced-life-support/page/48/