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Approach to Pediatric Syncope

This episode presents an approach to the pediatric patient presenting with syncope. Both benign and life-threatening causes will be discussed. Listeners will be able to recognize red flags on history, examination and investigations. This podcast has been developed by medical student Vishal Puri with the help of Dr. Joseph Atallah and Dr. Mel Lewis. Dr. Joseph Atallah is a pediatric cardiologist and Dr. Mel Lewis is a general pediatrician, both staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 


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. 


Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (Part 2) - Video

This episode is the second in a two-part series on Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs), previously referred to as apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs). Part 1 can be found hereThis podcast reviews appropriate investigations and management for a child with presenting with a BRUE.


Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (Part 2)

This episode is the second in a two-part series on Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs), previously referred to as apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs). Part 1 can be found hereThis podcast reviews appropriate investigations and management for a child with presenting with a BRUE.


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.


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. 


Meningitis

This podcast presents an approach to the diagnosis and management of meningitis in children. Listeners will learn the etiology and epidemiology of meningitis in different age groups, explore the clinical presentation, pertinent investigations and understand the management of bacterial and viral meningitis according to the most recent guidelines. This podcast was developed by Linda Ding, a medical student at the University of Alberta, in conjunction with Dr.


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