Pre-school aged child

Social History Taking

This episode is Part 1 of a two part series on social history taking in the pediatric population. Objectives for this podcast are to recognize the importance of taking a detailed social history, to learn the ITHELLPS framework as a guide to social history taking and to identify strategies to intervene for families identified as having social challenges. This podcast was developed by Laura Kerr, a medical student at Dalhousie University, with the support of Dr. Sarah Gander, a General Pediatrician at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 


Approach to Lymphadenopathy

This podcast describes an approach to lymphadenopathy in children. Listeners will learn about the definition of lymphadenopathy, the differential diagnosis, and key considerations for history, physical exam, and investigations. The podcast was written by Anna Whalen-Browne with the help of Dr. Melanie Lewis. Anna is a medical student at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Lewis is a General Pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.


Approach to Bronchiolitis

This episode reviews an approach to bronchiolitis in the infant. At the end of the podcast, listeners will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis, list the risk factors for severe bronchiolitis, review the appropriate investigations and discuss the key principles of management. This podcast was developed by Tahereh Haji, a medical student atUniversity of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with Dr. Susanna Martin, a pediatrician and Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan.


Approach to Shock

This episode presents an approach to shock in a pediatric population. This podcast is written by Dustin Jacobson, a 3rd year pediatrics resident from the University of Toronto, with the help of Dr. Suzanne Beno, a staff physician in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. At the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to define shock, understand it’s pathophysiology, discuss the sub classifications of shock and become familiar with the management of shock. 


Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This podcast discusses the importance of physical activity and limiting sedentary time in children. Listeners will learn about the benefits of physical activity, current Canadian guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour, as well as tips for counseling children and parents on this topic. The podcast was written by Kim Connors in collaboration with Dr. Mel Lewis. Kim is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a pediatrician at the Stollery Children's Hospital at the University of Alberta. 


Approach to Acute Leukemia in Children

This episode presents an approach to acute leukemia in children. Listeners will learn about the epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis of acute leukemia. Listeners will also develop an approach to the clinical presentation and initial management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This podcast was developed by Amarjot Padda in collaboration with Dr. Bev Wilson, a Pediatric Oncologist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. 


Acetaminophen Overdose in Pediatric Populations

This podcast is an overview and approach to acetaminophen overdose in pediatric populations. In this podcast, listeners will learn about typical causes of overdose in pediatrics, initial work-up in the case of a suspected overdose as well as the presentation and management of acetaminophen overdose. This podcast was developed by Parker Vandermeer, in conjunction with Dr. Melanie Lewis, a general pediatrician and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This podcast is an introduction to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The objectives include recognize the signs and symptoms suggestive of SLE, list the 11 classification criteria for SLE, elicit a focused history, demonstrate a pertinent physical exam, and discuss investigations and management for patient with SLE. This podcast was developed by Tara McGrath a pediatrics resident at the University of Alberta with the help of Dr. Dax Rumsey a Pediatric Rheumatologist at the University of Alberta. 


Approach to Sore Throat

This episode presents an approach to sore throat in children. Objectives of this podcast include becoming familiar with the differential diagnosis of sore throat, as well as building an approach to diagnosis and management. This podcast was created by Charissa Ho in collaboration with Dr. Jessica Foulds. Charissa is a third year medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Foulds is a Pediatrician and Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.


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