Top 5 Pediatric Medical Care Questions

Catherine R. Counts - DALLAS — Peter Antevy, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine physician best known for his development of the Handtevy Method for pediatric medication administration, gave a number of interesting talks at the 2017 Gathering of Eagles...he presented on the top five challenges in prehospital pediatric medical care. His session, streamed on Periscope, was chock full of information including the following memorable quotes and key takeaways. 

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Drowning - Throw the floaties away…stat!

By Rachel Sobel - We are in the thick of summer, which means families everywhere are no doubt soaking up the sun and relishing time in the water. Kids are in the pool, sometimes up until dinner, coming out with prune-like features and giant smiles.
They’re so happy and relaxed while they kickback and revel in no schoolwork for a few short months. You almost forget how dangerous the water can be.
Drowning is actually the number one cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4 and second most common cause of injury-related death in children ages 1-14...

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The Power of Social Media to Share Our Stories

By Rachel Sobel - We talk about CPR a lot. In the field, at conferences, with industry peers and even on social media. If you follow our social media accounts (and we hope you do, cough cough), you will often see stories about the benefits of CPR. One of the biggest topics we call out, is the importance of CPR administered in pre-hospital situations, since it greatly impacts the chances of a more positive outcome.

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Colorado, Here We Come!

By Peter Antevy, MD - Wheels up! I am headed to Colorado this week for a really exciting trip! While there’s a lot scheduled in a short visit and I am also taking my 10-year-old son with me for the first time so I’m looking forward to it.
Denver Health is hosting the 43rd annual Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference and I am honored to be delivering the opening keynote on June 16th focusing on Pediatric Resuscitation Psychology. It turns out that the behavioral economics of pediatric resuscitation and the quality of the team skills are more important than any one particular individual involved in the resuscitation (doctors I’m looking at you).

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