Acute illness and trauma

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. 


Approach to a Child in Respiratory Distress

This podcast outlines an approach to respiratory distress in children. Listeners will learn to identify clinical features, develop a differential diagnosis, and appropriately investigate and acutely manage patients in respiratory distress. This podcast was developed by Sarah Buttle with the help of Dr. Tom Kovesi. Sarah is a medical student at the University of Ottawa and Dr. Kovesi is a pediatric respirologist and Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.


An Approach to Intussusception

This episode will discuss an approach for a child in whom you suspect idiopathic intussusception. Listeners will learn how to recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of idiopathic intussusception, develop an organized approach to a child with suspected intussusception including differential diagnosis, physical exam and investigations and review the treatment and prognosis of intussusception. This podcast was developed by Kieran Purich a medical student at the University of Alberta, with the help of Dr.


Anaphylaxis in Children

This podcast outlines an approach to anaphylaxis in children. Listeners will learn to identify clinical features, understand the pathophysiology, and appropriately manage patients presenting with anaphylaxis. This podcast was developed by Alex McNulty with the help of Dr. Jessica Foulds. Alex is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Foulds is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

This episode is designed to give students an approach to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant death. Learn about the incidence, risk factors, as well as prevention of this complex multifactorial disorder. This podcast was develop by Ashlee Yang, a medical student at the University of Alberta with the help of Dr. Melanie Lewis, a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 


Approach to Pediatric Head Injury

This podcast presents an approach to the management of acute head injuries in children. In this episode, listeners will learn about the initial stabilization and management of a patient with an acute head injury, further investigations and indications for imaging, as well as elements of disposition planning. The podcast was developed by Mark McKinney in collaboration with Dr. Peter Gill, a pediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. 


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.


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