This episode starts with a short discussion about the music each host listens to while on shift. Drew, Tanner and Andy all train at a large community hospital that sees a lot of pediatric patients. They discuss some nuances on how they approach the various pediatric complaints and presentations.
- Place the patient in your Sick/Not Sick pathways early.
- Build a relationship with the patients parents/guardians/support system.
- If they are sick act accordingly and do so quickly. Whether this be prompt testing, transfer or admission.
- If they are able to go home with no further intervention, spend your time complimenting the parents on what they have/are already doing right and educate them on other supportive therapies they can try prior to following up with their pediatrician.
Episode 9 #PediatricPearls
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