Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

by Brian Alverson, MD

A pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physician is responsible for the initial care of any child who comes to the emergency department. In the clinical realm, they provide care for critically ill and injured children in an emergency department setting, treating a broad array of conditions, ranging from the simple to the highly complex. On a given day, they may provide care for a child struck by an automobile, a patient with a metabolic disorder that is not responding to therapy, a child with an asthma attack, a victim of child abuse, a jaundiced newborn with a fever, a hypothermic child after a near-drowning episode, and patients with various behavioral conditions. Many of the diseases you see here will seem familiar, as they also occur in adult populations, but the management and presentations of these diseases often differ significantly compared to adults.

In addition to knowledge that is obtained during their pediatric or emergency medicine residency training, PEM physicians have an increased fund of knowledge in areas such as advanced procedural skills (e.g., advanced airway management), procedural sedation, critical care, and forensic pediatrics.

Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 2:25 h
  • Quiz questions 93
  • Concept Pages 31


Your Educators of course Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Concise and easy to understand
By Genever B. on 05. April 2021 for Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Children

Thank you Dr. Alverson for this concise and easy to understand lecture. Even though it is a straight forward topic, as a student I believe I really benefited from your delivery.

Ivy League Course!
By Mekonnen D. on 06. November 2020 for Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr Alverson is great! I love his congenital heart disease presentations.

Personal experience and opinion makes this lecture shine
By Jalil Z. on 01. July 2020 for Treatment of Lacerations

Excellent lecture, thank you very much! I particularly liked the parts where you share your personal experience and opinion: the glue, suturing and the sedation parts. Clear and concise as usual.