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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From Devastation to Determination: The Heavy Burden of Pediatric Care in the Field

By Peter Antevy, MD & Rachel Sobel - Eight years ago, in a gated South Florida community on a summer afternoon, Jonathan Robbins found himself racing to his first serious pediatric call. He and his crew knew they were responding to an unresponsive 2-year-old drowning victim. This was Robbins’ first month on duty as a paramedic; he'd recently completed paramedic school and the required probationary period at the Coral Springs Fire Department. His adrenaline was surging as he mentally prepared for what was to come.

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Big Thoughts for Little Children….From 30,000 feet

By Peter Antevy, MD - I’ll admit that I am one of those people whose mind is always working. My wheels are constantly spinning. The content in those wheels fluctuates between my family, work, new ideas, etc. So last week as I was en route to the NAEMSP national conference in San Diego and the plane reached the 30,000 foot cruising altitude, there I was…left with my thoughts, Wifi…and two active infants in the row in front of me (thank you Southwest Airlines!) The irony was that as we elevated beyond 10,000 feet and I reconnected to the world (thank you to whoever invented in-flight Wifi), the first email in my inbox was the link to an article about the lacking resources in medical kits for pediatric-specific emergencies on airplanes.

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