Category Archives: Pediatrics

Good Advice

Once upon a time many years ago, I was privileged to attend a lecture about fever during my initial PEP (before it became the current course known as PEPP) instructor course. It was long enough ago that our instructor materials were given to us on 3.5 inch floppy disks. The title of the lecture was […]

Overheard On The Bolance

Fussy Grandmother: “Now don’t you drop my grand-baby!” AD (winking at the child’s mother): “We do try to avoid such things, Ma’am. Too much paperwork involved.” FG (huffily) “Well, doesn’t that beat all! You’re more concerned with paperwork than taking care of my granddaughter!” AD: “Taking care of brave, pretty little girls like her is […]

Now THAT’S A Good Review!

Every year at the Texas EMS Conference, a couple of co-conspirators and I do a skills workshop called "Pediatric ALS Skills: All The Stuff You're Afraid Of, Plus What Actually Works." It's a good class. We fill up all three sessions every year, and get great reviews. We've gotta add some stuff to it this […]

It’s Like My Own Little Version of “Hail To The Chief!”

One of the coolest things I've seen hospitals do is to play a lullabye over the public address system every time a baby is born. It never ceases to bring a smile to my face. What's even cooler is when you call report to the Labor and Delivery Unit, updating the patient report you called […]

For You EMS Types

But in my years as a medic, I’ve learned a few techniques to minimize the muss and fuss of poking squirming children with sharp objects: First, minimize the lag time between telling the kid about a painful procedure and actually doing it; second, bribery works; and third, use the bevel-down IV technique.

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Kelly Grayson


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