Pediatrics Basics

Clinical Skills

This video provides learners with an approach to the pediatric chest x-ray. By the end of this video, you should be able to describe the expected radiographic findings of common pediatric conditions including cardiomegaly, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and non-accidental injuries.

This episode presents an approach to pediatric vital signs. 

This episode describes how to assess the status of a newborn using the APGAR scoring system and some of the basic interventions that can be done to assist with ventolation.

The following multiple-choice questions are designed to test learner's knowledge after listening to the podcast Approach to Pediatric Vital Signs

A reference chart for pediatric vital signs for different age ranges.

This video highlights an approach to otoscopy

Welcome to a classic PedsCases video. This video highlights an approach to lumbar punctures. Please don't try performing a lumbar puncture at home or in a healthcare setting on the basis of this video.

Pediatrics Basics

This podcast discusses an approach to care for LGBTQ or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, patients in pediatrics. It was written by Jocelyn Andruko and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Jocelyn is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital. 

This episode is an introduction to pediatric surgery for medical students. In this podcast, we will review the process of a surgical referral, the consultation, the operation as well as post-op and follow-up considerations from the perspective of a pediatric surgeon and a general pediatrician.

A brief summary of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Joint Statement on Safe Sleep, which provides recommendations for preventing Sudden Infant Deaths. This statement was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, the Canadian Institute of Child Health, and Health Canada. Be sure to check out the full document linked here

Surviving Clerkship

This episode presents an approach to writing admission orders in a hospital setting.  While the podcast is focused on Pediatrics, the same approach can be applied to admitting patients in almost any specialty.

This podcast presents an approach to pain management in the pediatric population. At the end of this podcast, you should have an understanding of the importance of adequate pain management in the pediatric population, recognize and assess pain in both the verbal and non-verbal child, and manage pain using the 3 P’s: physical, phsycological, and pharmacological methods.

This podcast will give you an overview of the pediatric clerkship and explain why children are not tiny adults.

Taking a Pediatric History

The episode presents an approach to pediatric history taking for medical students. This podcast includes a basic framework for a pediatric history as well as tips and tricks from various Pediatricians. 

This podcast helps students develop an approach to developmental assessment.

Understanding Your Legal Obligations

The goal of this podcast is to leave you with a cursory understanding of the Canadian Healthcare system as we explore many of its facets, including: who supplies healthcare funding; which groups are responsible for setting guidelines and regulations; who is insured under Canadian Healthcare; what aspects of care are, and are not, covered; and the role of Private Insurance in Canadian Healthcare. Please go to for the script to this podcast.

This podcast deals with the child sexual abuse.This podcast outlines the physicians’ role and management in acute and historic child sexual assault cases. In addition, the physical findings associated with sexual assault are described. 

This podcast deals with the physical abuse of children. Injuries concerning for physical child abuse will be discussed including: bruising, fractures, burns, and head trauma (aka shaken baby syndrome). 

A brief summary of the Canadian Pediatric Society's position statement on the principles behind treatment decisions for infants, children, and adolescents. Be sure to check out the full statement linked here.

Well-child Visits

This episode is Part 1 of a two part series on social history taking in the pediatric population. 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.