Pediatric Emergencies – Asthma and Best Evidence


TREKK authors have recently reported that “The majority of children requiring emergency care are treated in general emergency departments (EDs) with variable levels of pediatric care expertise.”

CJEM. 2017 Jan 9:1-11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Scott%20SD%20et%20al%20CJEM%202017

TREKK has also noted that “Acute exacerbations of asthma are one of the most common reasons for children to seek emergency care and require urgent hospitalization.”

http://cme02.med.umanitoba.ca/assets/trekk/assets/attachments/130/original/asthma-bottom-line-final-correct-bc-link.pdf?1481300814

BEC incorporates recommendations from TREKK, NICE and up to date quality podcasts like

(https://emergencymedicinecases.com/pediatric-asthma/)  into complaint and age appropriate clinical documentation charts for use by clinicians at the point of care.

Sometimes having just a few clinical pearls available at your fingertips can make all the difference in the care that is provided and the comfort level of the clinician providing that care.

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