Healthy Child Monitoring

Adolescent Health

This podcast provides an approach to adolescent history taking. Tips for broaching sensitive topics with an adolescent patient are then provided. 

Today you are seeing Eva, a 16 year old girl whom you have been following for 4 years due to her asthma. Your appointment sheet does not state the reason for her visit today.

Your first appointment of the afternoon is with a 14 year old girl named Julie. Julie’s mother has made the appointment because she is concerned that Julie has lost a lot of weight over the last few months.​

Health Promotion

This episode reviews injury prevention strategies as outlined by the Canadian Paediatric Society. 

A brief summary of the recommendations from the Canadian Paediatric Society on managing Head Lice infestations.

Immunizations

A brief summary of the CPS practice point on working with vaccine-hesitant parents.  Be sure to check out the full statement linked here.

A link to the routine immunization schedules for children in Canada.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

This podcast presents an overview to the international adoption process. Particularly, we discuss some key points in the pre and post adoption consultation visit as well as some key issues to be aware of for long term follow-up. 

This podcast episode helps medical students develop an approach to the evaluation of short stature in a child.

This case will help you differentiate different clinical presentations of pediatric murmurs. 

You are doing your pediatrics rotation at a children’s hospital. You are asked to see a two month old boy (Cody) who has just been admitted for poor weight gain. At two months, he weighs less than his birth weight.

An evidence-based summary of developmental milestones in typically developing children (50th percentile).

A brief summary of the joint recommendations from Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society on nutrition for healthy term infants from six to 24 months.

A brief summary of the joint recommendations from Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society on nutrition for healthy term infants from birth to six months.

A link to the WHO Growth Charts for Canada and a summary of the Canadian Paediatric Society's recommendations for their use.

The Greig Health Record is an evidence-based health supervision guide for healthcare providers for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years.  It is endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). 

The Rourke Baby Record is an evidence-based health supervision guide for healthcare providers for childrens in the first five years of life.  It is endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Dietitians of Canada (DC).