Let’s Talk About PECARN

Welcome back and happy new year! If you are an EM or peds provider you likely know the name PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network).  This powerhouse was the first federally funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the US and generates quality studies like nobody’s business. 

We have reviewed three landmark PECARN studies: Hot off the Press infant fever rule, DKA it’s not about the fluids, A Cool Tool. And in the next few months we will discuss seizure management and talk about PERN.  So we thought this was a good time to really understand the machine of PECARN that is affecting us shift to shift. What is the history, why is it important, and what does the future look like?  In this podcast Dr. Nate Kuppermann tells it all.

What is the best way investigators can get evidence into your hands?  How do you keep up with the onslaught of data being generated?  Lectures/conferences? Tweets? Podcasts? Friends? Let’s continue the conversation on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com. Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes – it helps us reach more people! 


Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee


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PECARN’s home website: https://www.pecarn.org

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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