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