PedsCases - A Learning Module of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cases for Medical Students

Publication ID Published Volume
8191 July 27, 2010 6

Abstract

This learning module features a series of pediatric emergency medicine cases for medical students. The multistep cases cover a broad range of common, but more serious, presentations to the pediatric emergency room. The topics include status epilepticus, acute asthma exacerbation, hypovolemic shock, intoxication, anaphylaxis, and a common fracture. This learning module is a part of PedsCases, a comprehensive series of web-based educational tools that focus on the core objectives of undergraduate pediatric education. PedsCases was created by and for medical students and provides an opportunity for active self-directed learning in pediatrics. The learning modalities available include questions, flash-card type quizzes, multistep clinical cases, and podcasts.

Citation

Gill P, Kapusta M, Gerdung C, Pinsk M, Duff J, Grewal S. PedsCases - a learning module of pediatric emergency medicine cases for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:8191. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8191

Educational Objectives

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. List and interpret critical clinical and laboratory findings.
  2. Understand what is an effective management plan for a pediatric patient in an emergent situation.
  3. Identify patients that may need referral to intensive care units.
  4. Outline the management of a pediatric patient with status epilepticus.
  5. Outline the management of a pediatric patient in hypovolemic shock.
  6. Outline the management of a pediatric patient with intoxication.
  7. Outline the management of a pediatric patient with an acute asthma exacerbation.
  8. Outline the management of a pediatric patient with a nursemaid's fracture.
  9. Outline the management of a pediatric patient with anaphylaxis.

Keywords

  • Seizures, Status Epilepticus, Asthma Exacerbation, Intoxication, Shock, Anaphylaxis, Nursemaid Fracture, PBL, PedsCases

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

References

  1. Gill P, Kitney L, Kozan D, Lewis M. Online Learning in Pediatrics: A Student Led Web-Based Learning Modality. The Clinical Teacher. 2010 Mar;7(1):53-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2009.00337.x
  2. Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M.(2009) PedsCases: A Collaborative Pediatric Medical Education Website for Medical Students. Poster presentation at Canadian Conference for Medical Education (CCME), poster number P-85. Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  3. Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M.(2008) PedsCases: A Collaborative Pediatric Medical Education Website for Medical Students. Poster presentation at Women and Children┬┐s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Research Day 2008, abstract ID #1983, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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