Predicting TBI: Prediction rules or judgment?

CT imaging has been overused to evaluate children with blunt head trauma despite associated risks to patients and costs. PECARN developed prediction rules to determine which children are at very low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI). But how do these rules compare to clinical suspicion? In cases when the clinician had a low suspicion for ciTBI but ordered a CT anyway, this study determined reasoning for obtaining the CT. Continue Reading

Using an iPad to Remotely Assess Seriously Ill Kids

Andrea Cruz MD MPH

Andrea Cruz MD MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine
Andrea is the PECARN site PI for Texas Children’s Hospital and runs the Data Center for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee.
Andrea Cruz MD MPH

Andrea Cruz (Texas Children’s) and Michelle Macy (Michigan) presented the best PEM-related articles of 2016 at AAP this past October. If you weren’t one of the tens of thousands of people in the room that day, we’re going to be… Continue Reading

It’s PEM Academic Meeting Season and John Oliver Rails on Bad Science

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

Whether you’re asking the questions, teaching trainees, or incorporating evidence into your daily practice, many of us in PEM rely on sound research. With many recovering from the nerdy hangover of the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting and this week’s… Continue Reading

How I work: Managing My Reference Manager

Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat

My first time using a reference management system was a high school research paper on the Meiji Restoration. References weren’t found using an Internet search, as Al Gore had only recently invented it. I managed my references with a pile of… Continue Reading

Are We Killing Our Profession in The Era of ACGME Regulations?

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
Ameer Hassoun

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A decade ago when I started my medical training, we celebrated, as residents, the impact of duty-hours regulations on our daily lives. We were the first generation to experience the winds of change. This change was prompted by the famous… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

Todd P Chang
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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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For those of you jr. or mid-level faculty who are thinking…what are the next steps for Academia?  Or senior-level faculty who have been doing the same things for a decade or longer?  Or even the spry, recently added faculty looking… Continue Reading