General EM physicians are well trained to care for kids, and most of us care for them regularly in the ED. Usually it’s for common things like viral upper respiratory infections or playground injuries. But every once in a while, a critically ill or injured child comes in. Are you ready? Is your ED ready? Do you have tiny endotracheal tubes and nurses who can place IVs in those tiny veins? What else do we need to do to be “peds ready”? We’re glad you asked. In this episode, we talk with national leaders in the field of pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric emergency readiness. Listen to learn more about what it means to be peds ready and why it’s so important!
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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, Medical Director for the LA County EMS Agency, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA and Harbor-UCLA, Senior Consultant to the EIIC, and member of the steering committee of the National Pediatric Readiness Project
Dr. Kate Remick, Pediatric Emergency and EMS Physician, Professor at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Co-Director if the EIIC, and San Marco Hays County Medical Director
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