The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes, including a transformation of medical education. This week, we examine recent innovations, uncover surprising benefits and point out opportunities for improvement. We also consider scholarly activity in the age of COVID and offer tips for preventing burnout and enhancing teacher and learner wellness. We hope you can join us!
Dr Benard Dreyer visits the PediaCast Studio as we consider child advocacy and the importance of making a difference for kids and families at home and around the world. We explore the development of an advocacy plan, identify common barriers and pitfalls and share practical tips for success. We hope you can join us!
Teens and Screens. Dr Sandra Brown and Caitlin Tully visit the PediaCast Studio as we explore the impact of screen time on cognitive and social development. We also provide practical tips and resources to share with families during the health maintenance visit. Free Category 1 CME is available for listeners!
Dr Rajan Thakkar stops by the studio as we consider pediatric burns and their care. We review burn classification, initial and ongoing management, surveillance for complications and anticipatory guidance for families referred to a comprehensive burn center. We hope you can join us!
Our panel of experts consider the management of pediatric asthma. We explore diagnosis and treatment, environmental interventions, educational tools and community programs aimed at supporting children and families challenged by this common condition. Free Category 1 CME for our listeners. We hope you can join us!
Dr Julie Lange stops by the studio with an eye update for pediatricians. We explore the ins and outs of vision screening, dacryostenosis, strabismus, amblyopia, conjunctivitis and ocular injuries. We cover diagnosis, treatment tips and when to consult the service of your friendly neighborhood ophthalmologist. We hope you can join us!
Dr Dara Albert visits the studio as we discuss seizures and epilepsy. We cover the new classification system for seizures and the causes, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Learn management of acute seizures in the primary care office and anticipatory guidance for families impacted by these conditions. We hope you can join us!
Dr Marc Leder and James Robinson return to the studio as we consider splints of the lower extremity. We cover materials, indications, application, pitfalls, home going instructions and typical follow-up for a variety of splints. In addition to the podcast, you’ll find videos of splint application in the show notes! We hope you can join us!
Dr Marc Leder and James Robinson visit the studio as we consider splints of the upper extremity. We cover materials, indications, application, pitfalls, home going instructions and typical follow-up for a variety of splints. In addition to the podcast, you’ll find videos of splint application in the show notes! We hope you can join us!
Dr Pablo Sanchez visits the studio as we explore congenital CMV infection. This condition is a leading cause of hearing loss. Early treatment may save hearing, but few states promote testing when newborns fail their hearing screen. We’ll cover lots more detail, including the cause, presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of this disease. We hope you can join us!
May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month! Dr Murugu Manickam (Clinical Geneticist) and Emily Sites (Genetics Counselor) joins us in the studio as we discuss recognizing NF1, providing anticipatory guidance for families and coordinating care. We hope you can join us!
Dr Charles Elmaraghy stops by the studio with an ENT update for pediatricians. We explore the ins and outs of ear tube surgery, current thinking on tongue tie, reasons for taking tonsils out and what to expect after the surgery. We also cover foreign bodies in the ears and nose. Plus, a summertime favorite… swimmer’s ear! We hope you can join us.
Dr Kris Reber visits the studio as we explore neonatal abstinence syndrome. An increasing number of babies are born to mothers with opioid-use disorder, which results in drug withdrawal. We cover the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, management and long-term outcomes of affected infants. We hope you can join us!
Dr Stacy Fischer (Sports Medicine) and Jessica Buschmann (Sports Dietician) visit the studio as we consider helping student athletes maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. We also explore the syndrome of Low Energy Availability, which can affect the health of athletes now… and down the road. We hope you can join us!
We all know quality and safety are important in pediatric practice. But how do we choose something to improve? What are best strategies for designing, executing and evaluating a QI project? And how can we effectively communicate our findings with others? Quality and safety pioneer, Dr Rick McClead, visits the studio as we explore answers to these questions and more. We hope you can join us!
Dr Ujjwal Ramtekkar visits the studio as we consider providing behavioral health services in the medical home. We discuss the office-based management of anxiety, depression, self injury and suicidal ideation… and we explore referral and tele-medicine options available for families in need of additional expertise. We hope you can join us!
This week we explore the importance of reaching millennials with evidence-based health and wellness information on social media. We consider best practices for engagement, as well as benefits and pitfalls. Dr Todd Wolynn and Chad Hermann share their experience with an organized anti-vax social media attack and help us establish a “rapid response plan” should we become the next target. We hope you can join us!
Dr Dave Stukus visits the studio as we consider drug allergies and the importance of getting them right. Missing a drug allergy can lead to a life-threatening reaction, while over-calling one may prevent appropriate treatment down the road. We discuss what to do when a rash develops while taking medicine… and how to confirm or deny an allergy when the truth is in question. We hope you can join us!
Drs Jennifer Mitzman and Brandon Kozar visit the PediaCast Studio as we explore the concept of the second victim. Healthcare professionals involved in patient harm often suffer chronic emotional trauma. We shed light on this condition and discuss ways of preventing second victim syndrome and supporting providers as they heal.
Dr David Stukus visits the PediaCast Studio as we consider seasonal (and year-round) allergies. We explore common causes, diagnosis, evidence-based treatment strategies, prevention and the latest topics in allergy research. We hope you can join us!
Dr Steven Cuff stops by the PediaCast Studio to discuss sports-related concussions. We explore diagnosis and the management of short-term and long-term symptoms, along with school implications and return-to-play guidelines. We also consider state laws related to concussions in student athletes. We hope you can join us!
Dr Eric Sigel, from Children’s Hospital Colorado, visits the PediaCast studio to talk about violent death in American youth. We describe the scope of the problem and explore risk factors, screening, counseling, referral and advocacy efforts aimed at preventing violent death. We hope you can join us!
Dr Preeti Jaggi stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about antibiotic stewardship. We discuss goals behind the concept with practical tips for setting up a stewardship program in large institutions and small practices. We also explore several high-priority conditions and outline steps you can take now to sharpen your antibiotic prescribing skills. We hope you can join us!
This week we consider childhood physical abuse. We’ll explore the scope of the problem (as many as 95% of cases go unreported!), risk factors for families, “red flags” in the history and physical exam, medical work-up when abuse is suspected, effective reporting to child protection agencies and supporting kids and families through the process. We hope you can join us!
It’s our first-ever book review on PediaCast CME! Larry Hurtubise, Dr Elizabeth Bonachea and Dr Kyla Driest stop by the studio to talk about Make It Stick and Teaming. We uncover nuggets from cognitive psychology and the corporate world and then apply what we learn to medical education and clinical practice. We hope you can join us!
Dr Ashley Fernandes visits the PediaCast studio as we consider pediatric medical ethics. We’ll lay a foundation and framework for walking through difficult decisions and apply what we learn to specific clinical cases. We hope you can join us!
Dr Geri Hewitt joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on ovarian/adnexal torsion in the pediatric and adolescent population. Torsion can occur at any age, but is most common between 9 and 14 years. Presentation can be variable and laboratory and imaging studies nonspecific. Clinical suspicion is paramount for rapid diagnosis and surgical intervention, which is necessary to preserve ovarian function. We hope you can join us for this important conversation!
This week we shed light on toxic stress and resiliency. Discover how adverse events of childhood impact development, learning and adult health. We explore causes and effects of toxic stress and consider best practices for identification, treatment and prevention. We also discuss the promotion of resilience within medical homes, schools and communities. Guests include Dr Becky Baum, Dr Cody Hostutler, Kamilah Twymon and Dr Kari Phang. We hope you can join us!
Dr Patience White visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about the transition of pediatric patients to adult health care. Smooth transitions result in best outcomes, but they don’t happen on their own. Providers must be intentional with the design and implementation of a transition program within their clinical practice. Join us and we’ll share how!
Dr Kristina Lehman is an IM/Peds physician and advanced lactation consultant. She stops by the studio to remind us of breastfeeding’s importance and the skills needed to support breastfeeding moms. We cover strategies for initiating and maintaining breastfeeding, along with common problems and their solutions. We hope you can join us!
Dr Sarah Tomlinson visits the PediaCast Studio, and it’s NOT another boring lecture! In fact, we discuss ways of sprucing up your PowerPoint presentation and transforming it into an engaging experience. Active learning improves knowledge retention, and we’ll provide practical techniques for putting active learning to work in your medical classroom. We hope you can join us!
Dr Garey Noritz stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about motor delay screening in the primary care setting. We introduce the concepts of surveillance and screening and explore ways to identify developmental concerns as early as possible. Once a concern is identified, what work-up should ensue and which referral sources should be considered? What are motor delay red flags? And how should providers code for their time? Answers to these questions and more on our continuing medical education podcast!
Join us for an up-to-date briefing on RSV bronchiolitis. We cover the organism, the disease, evidence-based treatment guidelines, Synagis prophylaxis and the development of an RSV vaccine. My guests include Drs Asuncion Mejias, Christopher Timan and Karen McCoy.
Join us as Dr Mike moderates an important discussion for Health Literacy Month. What exactly is health literacy? How is it tied to adherence, compliance, quality, safety, satisfaction and outcomes? And in what specific ways can YOU make a difference in the lives of patients and families everywhere. It’s an episode of PediaCast you don’t want to miss!
Dr Garrett Hunt joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on Lyme Disease. We cover the organism, the vector, and the geographic distribution, along with clinical manifestations and treatment of early localized infection, early disseminated infection and late disease. Finally, does Lyme disease cause chronic aches and fatigue? Tune in to find out!
Dr Wesley Burks and Dr Becky Scherzer join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on food allergies. What’s behind the rapid rise of these conditions? How are food allergies properly diagnosed and managed? We also explore the latest evidence (IMPACT and LEAP studies) concerning peanut allergies, including prevention and treatment strategies.
Dr Elise Berlan visits the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on birth control for teenagers. We cover the prevalence of sexual activity for American teens, the importance of providing birth control options, and strategies for counseling teens and families. We also explore the effectiveness, benefits, side-effects, risks and pitfalls for the entire range of contraceptive options. We hope you can join us!
Emotionally-charged interactions with patients and families are a common challenge for healthcare providers. Shawn Chambers, patient relations coordinator for emergency medicine at Nationwide Children’s, stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about Taking the HEAT. We explore communication strategies, de-escalation techniques, setting boundaries and managing expectations—important skills for the delivery of compassionate and satisfying care. We hope you can join us!
Dr Hiren Patel visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about pediatric hypertension. Blood pressures are on the rise, mirroring the increase in childhood obesity. We discuss the longterm morbidity of this condition, along with diagnostic criteria, a practical work-up, management strategies and prevention efforts. We hope you can join us!
Dr John Mahan and Dr Karyn Kassis visit Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on mentoring relationships in academic medicine. We define the relationship, identify several types of mentors, and outline best practices for mentoring programs… ones that boost career satisfaction and promote success. We hope you can join us!
Dr Rohan Henry stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about Type 2 Diabetes. We consider the rising incidence of the disease, discuss screening protocols, and detail how to make a diagnosis… along with management options and prevention strategies. Be sure to join us!
Dr Jack Kopechek joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on critical reflection. This time-honored skill is essential for anyone who wishes to develop critical thinking, improve diagnostic reasoning, enhance professionalism, advance communication, enjoy personal well-being and avoid burnout. Find out what’s involved and how to overcome the barriers in our faculty development podcast.
Dr Peter Minneci joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on the non-operative approach to appendicitis in children. We also cover the pathophysiology, symptoms, exam findings, differential diagnosis, work-up and surgical management of appendicitis. Join us and earn FREE AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as we kick off a new year of PediaCast CME!
Danielle Ruben joins Dr Mike for a discussion on work-life balance. How do you assess your work-life balance? What happens when it’s off? What effects does it have—not only on YOU, but on your family, patients and colleagues? What adjustments are on the table? And how do you go about prioritizing and executing them? This is an important podcast, especially if you have that unsettled feeling… the one that leads to stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Be sure to join us!
Dr Ann Pakalnis and Dr Howard Jacobs join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a comprehensive look at migraine and tension-type headaches in children and adolescents. We cover epidemiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, work up, treatment and prevention. Also… hot topics in headache research. We hope you can join us!
Dr Jamie Fox (Duke University) joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). We define EBM, explain its importance, and identify barriers that prevent its incorporation into practice. We cover 4 tools which make it easier to bring EBM to the point-of-care, including PubMed, Cochrane, DynaMed and Google Scholar… and we provide opportunity for listeners to follow along and practice using these tools. We also describe ways practitioners can champion EBM with their colleagues and patients/families. We hope you can join us!
Dr David Axelson joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for part two of our series on the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting. This week’s topics include childhood depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety), psychosis and schizophrenia.
Dr Kristina Jiner joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about successful integration of mental health services in primary care pediatrics. We also cover the latest treatment guidelines for ADHD and the diagnosis and management of oppositional defiant disorder and aggression. We’ll continue the conversation in episode 007 with a focus on mood disorders, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Dr Stacy Fischer and Dr Naomi Kertesz join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss ways of refining the pre-participation sports physical by including anticipatory guidance for concussions, sudden cardiac death and the female athlete triad.
Dr John Mahan joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss difficult learners in medical education. We introduce adult learning theory and unpack tools of the trade, including feedback, feedforward and coaching. We discuss Carl Rogers’ thoughts on effective facilitating and provide concrete ways to assess and intervene when encountering learners who are slow, rude and unmotivated.
Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Anup Patel in the PediaCast Studio as they discuss Medical Marijuana. We cover the latest legal issues surrounding cannabis, current evidence regarding risks and benefits, and the types and availability of specific marijuana-based products. Learn the history of marijuana as a medical treatment and gain an understanding of its future.
You have five minutes with your learner… five minutes to actively listen to their presentation, provide feedback and leave them with a new pearl of knowledge. But how do you make the five minutes count? And what is the cumulative effect of these short interactions? Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Karyn Kassis as they discuss micro-teaching in medical education. It’s a great conversation for anyone who precepts learners in a clinical environment!
Dr Donna Caniano joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for this inaugural episode of PediaCast CME. We introduce this new podcast for pediatric healthcare providers by discussing the concept of doctors teaching doctors. Topics include medical mentorship, physician networking, staying current, maintenance of board certification, translating research into clinical practice and the best ways to provide patient education with evidence-based resources. Welcome to our new show!