It’s been way too long since my last post (sorry!) – so let’s jump right in. Loads of great resources for your perusal:
Hello again PEM geeks. Without further ado here is a collection of the most recent, best and brightest FOAMped around:
RSV has settled in for the season in the UK – cue the annual ‘nebulised-saline vs salbutamol vs TLC’ debate on every ward round. Well, this year we have a new bronchiolitis guideline from NICE which should help put the old arguments to bed – and remind us how few interventions actually do any good for this condition. Time to get comfortable doing nothing…
Happy new year! 2015 was a busy one for this new blog – over 15,000 hits from 120 different countries – unbelievable 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has visited, commented, contributed, and welcomed me to the FOAMed community. In 2016 you will be seeing more of the popular PEM Reviews, but also a variety of other posts; always happy to take feedback and suggestions of what you’d like more of. Onwards!
I put up the link to the revised BSPED DKA guideline recently, so I thought I’d follow up with this post to explain exactly what all the changes are. Most of them relate to fluid management and seem to be geared towards making sure we don’t end up overshooting with rehydration and putting kids in danger of cerebral oedema – seems pretty reasonable 😉
BSPED have been a little quiet about this! Thank you @MDMarikar for drawing my attention to it. Full post to follow soon, but here is the new calculator (click for interactive .pdf calculator) Continue reading New Paediatric DKA Fluid Management Guideline