In this Heartbeat we talk with a child abuse pediatrician who has seen what happens when we can’t see past a single diagnosis. She defines anchoring bias, how it can trip us up, and how to see past it.
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.
Antoinette “Tony” Laskey MD, MPH, MBA Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief University of Utah Pediatrics. She is also the medical director of Safe and Healthy Families, a child abuse assessment and treatment center.
Should we be doing FAST exams on all pediatric trauma patients? In this episode, we hear about a case where the FAST may have saved a child’s life. Then we talk with peds trauma experts, Drs. Nate Kuppermann and Jim Holmes, about their recent study on the utility of the FAST exam in stable pediatric trauma patients. Ultrasound expert, Ken Kelley, shares his thoughts on the paper and the role of the FAST exam in kids.
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Let’s talk about the opioid crisis. One woman tells her powerful story of opioid addiction, treatment, and recovery. Then, we discuss the role Emergency Physicians can play in controlling this epidemic with experts, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and Dr. Josh Elder.
This month’s episode explores the controversial topic of Emergency Department initiated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Dr. Jonathon Ford relives a challenging case of beta blocker and calcium channel blocker overdose. Then, we have a front row seat in the heated battle of words between Dr. John Rose and Dr. Dan Colby on the pros and cons of ED ECMO.
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Hosts: Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Guests: Dr. Jonathon Ford, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis Health Dr. Dan Colby, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis Health Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health, and EMS Medical Director for Yolo County
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In light of this, we have a very special episode for you. Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack), a trafficking survivor, speaks with us about her experiences in the life, how she got out, and what she is doing now. Then, Dr. Bryn Mumma takes us through her research on how we can better identify potential victims in the ED. Dr. Rachel Robitz shares some advice on how to approach these patients, create a safe space, and offer support and resources, and our own Dr. Julia Magaña discusses how she manages this in pediatric patients.
In our first full episode, we explore the dangers of marijuana ingestion in kids. With several states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, we are likely to see a lot more of this in our EDs. Emergency Physicians, Dr. John Richards and Dr. Aimee Moulin, take us through their recent systematic review of unintentional cannabis ingestion in children. Medical Toxicologist, Dr. Daniel Colby, revisits an interesting case and leaves us with some pearls for identifying and managing potential marijuana ingestion.