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 cardtype 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 an effective management plan for a pediatric patient in an emergent situation is.
  3. Identify patients who 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 nursemaids 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

  • Gill P, Kitney L, Kozan D, Lewis M. Online learning in paediatrics: a student-led web-based learning modality. Clin Teach. 2010;7(1):53-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2009.00337.x
  • Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M. PedsCases: a collaborative pediatric medical education website for medical students. Poster presented at: Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Research Day; 2008; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Gill PJ, Kitney L, Vanderpluym J, Kozan D, Lewis M. PedsCases: a collaborative pediatric medical education website for medical students. Poster presented at: Canadian Conference for Medical Education (CCME); 2009; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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