Test Your Knowledge: Lead Poisoning in Children

 Millions of children continue to be at risk for lead exposure despite a dramatic decline over…

Test Your Knowledge: Adults With Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis 

Infectious meningitis and encephalitis are often life-threatening illnesses, though prompt workup and targeted treatment can greatly…

Test Your Knowledge: Current Practice and Pitfalls of Select Biomarkers in the Emergency Care of Children 

Specific biomarker levels can help differentiate children who require emergent medical interventions, such as procedures, surgeries,…

NIH Stroke Scale

General Principles: Administer stroke scale items in the order listed. Record performance in each category after…

Test Your Knowledge of Possible Rabies Exposure (Postscript 4 of 4)

A 47-year-old man is brought to urgent care by his wife after he was bitten on…

Concussion Q&A

Questions: Is it necessary to image everyone with a head injury and symptoms? What symptoms constitute…

Canadian Head CT Rule

The Canadian Head CT Rule was originally published in 20011 and validated in 20052. There have been…

Glascow Coma Scale (GCS)

For children < 2 years old, see the pediatric GCS. Eyes 4pt – Open spontaneously 3pt…

Glascow Coma Scale – Pediatric (pGCS)

For use in children age <2. If Child over 2 years old, standard GCS has been shown to…