Test Your Knowledge: Responsible Use of Opioids in Children

Untreated pain in childhood may have ramifications well into adulthood. Opioid medications have an important role…

Test Your Knowledge: Patients at Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

Approximately one-quarter of emergency department patients who are injured or experience medical emergencies will develop clinically…

Test Your Knowledge: Fever in Children Aged 3 to 36 Months

The advent of pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae vaccines has substantially reduced the risk for occult (unsuspected)…

Test Your Knowledge: Angioedema in the Emergency Department

Angioedema is a histamine- or bradykinin-mediated response that can be acquired, hereditary, or idiopathic. Manifestations include…

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Ocular Trauma

 Ocular injuries are the most common cause of preventable blindness in children. A detailed and systematic…

Test Your Knowledge: Cardiac Resuscitation in the ED

Cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and circulatory failure are life-threatening, and recognizing the underlying etiology and initiating…

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Firearm Injuries to the Extremity

Firearm injuries are a leading cause of pediatric mortality in the United States. The frequency of…

Test Your Knowledge: Human Trafficking of Children and Adolescents

Labor and sex trafficking impact children of all ages, genders, and nationalities. Trafficked patients present to…

Test Your Knowledge: Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis in the ED

An acute allergic reaction is a rapid-onset, IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction. Although it is most commonly caused…