PedsCases - A Learning Module of Acute Stridor for Medical Students

Publication ID Published Volume
8276 March 14, 2011 7

Abstract

This learning module includes a podcast and three cases that review the common causes of acute stridor in children, as well as the pathophysiology and treatment of those causes. It is intended for medical students of all years. The podcast covers foreign body inhalation, anaphylaxis, epiglottitis, croup, and bacterial tracheitis. A script of the podcast has also been included. In addition to the podcast and script, the module includes cases discussing croup, epiglottitis, and bacterial tracheitis. Each case begins with the initial presentation of a child with stridor. The student is required to answer multiple-choice questions that focus on establishing a differential diagnosis and confirming the diagnosis. Next, the student lists a management plan for the specific cause of the stridor. The correct answer for each question is explained once the question has been answered. By working first through the podcast and then through the cases, the student will have the ability to recognize some of the acute causes of stridor and develop an initial management plan. This module is a part of PedsCases, a series of comprehensive web-based educational tools that focus on the core objectives of undergraduate pediatric education with extensive student involvement. PedsCases was created for and by 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. PedCases has been used in 96 different countries, and there have been over 10,000 downloads of the available podcasts.

Citation

Gerdung C, Lewis M, Duff J, Graham T, Grewal S. PedsCases - a learning module of acute stridor for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2011;7:8276. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8276

Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by June 07, 2013

Educational Objectives

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

  1. Develop an approach to evaluating a child with acute stridor.
  2. Develop a differential diagnosis to a child with acute stridor.
  3. Understand the appropriate investigations to order when evaluating a child with acute stridor.
  4. Rule out the life-threatening causes of acute stridor from the benign causes.
  5. Understand the treatment of foreign body inhalation.
  6. Understand the treatment of croup, epiglottitis, and bacterial tracheitis.

Keywords

  • Stridor, PedsCases, Bacterial Tracheitis, Epiglottitis, Croup, Foreign Body Inhalation, Anaphylaxis, Airway Obstruction

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.
  • Gill P, MacPherson P, LeBlanc C, Ellsworth J. PedsCases - a learning module for evaluation of a pediatric limp for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:7910. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7910
  • Kitney L, Gill P, Lewis M, Leslie K, Steinegger C. PedsCases - a learning module for adolescent medicine for medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2010;6:7949. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7949

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