• Pediatric Emergency Medicine Training in Procedural Sedation: Is It Time for a Standardized Curriculum?

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    Pediatric procedural sedation has been performed with increasing frequency by pediatric emergency physicians for recent years. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship core competency requirements do not specify the manner in which fellows should become proficient in pediatric PS. We surveyed the variety of training experience provided during fellowship and whether those surveyed felt that their training was sufficient.
    Methods
    A 35-question survey offered to pediatric emergency fellows and recent graduates collected data on...
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  • Exposure and Confidence With Critical Nonairway Procedures: A Global Survey of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Background
    Children rarely experience critical illness, resulting in low exposure of emergency physicians to critical procedures. Our primary objective was to describe senior EP confidence, most recent performance, and/or supervision of critical nonairway procedures. Secondary objectives were to compare responses between those who work exclusively in PEM and those who do not and to determine whether confidence changed for selected procedures according to increasing patient age.
    Methods
    Survey of senior EPs working in 96 emergency departments affiliated with the Pediatric Emergency Research...
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