Episode 8: Firearm and Youth Violence in Canada

Education, Emergency Medicine, Firearm Violence, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast, Uncategorized

We continue our look at firearm and violent injury in the youth population by examing the issue outside of the United States. Host Jason Woods MD gathered Canadian physicians Carolyn Snider and Natasha Saunders, both researchers on violent injury (and specifically firearm-related injury), to discuss the scope of violent youth injury in Canada, ED-based intervention programs, risk factors, and the rising rates of injury due to air guns and BB guns.

Guests

Carolyn Snider MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto, Staff Physician Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, founder of the Emergency Department Violent Injury Prevention program (EDVIP)

Natasha Saunders MD – Assitant Professor Department of Pediatrics University of Toronto, Staff Physician Hospital for Sick Children, Adjunct Scientist Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Resources

National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs – http://nnhvip.org/

  1. Saunders NR, Lee H, Macpherson A, Guan J, Guttmann A. Risk of firearm injuries among children and youth of immigrant families. CMAJ. 2017;189(12):E452-E458.
  2. Snider CE, Ovens H, Drummond A, Kapur AK. CAEP Position Statement on Gun Control. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2009;11(1):64-72
  3. Snider CE, Brownell M, Dufault B, Barrett N, Prior H, Cochrane C. A multilevel analysis of risk and protective factors for Canadian youth injured or killed by interpersonal violence. Inj Prev. July 2017:injuryprev–2016–042235–7
  4. Snider C, Woodward H, Mordoch E, et al. Development of an Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program for Youth: An Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2016;10(2):285-291

Episode 6: What is the ED role in Child Abuse Evaluation and Documentation?

Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast, Uncategorized

Host Jason Woods MD chats with Dan Lindberg MD, national expert in Child Abuse evaluation, on what role the ED plays in the evaluation of child abuse, and addresses the things that scare the ED doc the most. How do I avoid going to court? What and how should I document? What can I do so that I don’t screw up the case for the lawyers?

Episode 4: Youth Concussions with Joe Grubenhoff

Concussion, Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast, Uncategorized

Host Jason Woods MD chats with Joe Grubenhoff MD, on what role the ED plays in concussion evaluation, the updated concussion guidelines, and where the pendulum will come to rest on rest versus activity in the post-concussion time period.

Episode 3: Leaving the ED with an Oxygen Tank – Bronchiolitis with Lalit Bajaj

Bronchiolitis, Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast

Host Jason Woods MD talks with Lalit Bajaj MD on the use of home oxygen dispensed from the emergency room in the treatment of bronchiolitis. Dr. Bajaj is an emergency medicine physician at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado and was one of the early participants in their home oxygen protocol initiation and evaluation.

Episode 2b: Guidelines Update for Pediatric Sepsis

Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast, Sepsis

Hot on the heels of our previous recording, new guidelines were published on the care of pediatric sepsis by the American College of Critical Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Medicine. Host Jason Woods MD and Halden Scott MD evaluate how these new guidelines change our previous discussion on the use of lactate measurement in the treatment of pediatric sepsis in the emergency department.

Episode 2a: Lactate in Pediatric Sepsis with Halden Scott

Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast, Sepsis

Host Jason Woods MD sits down with Halden Scott MD to discuss the state of pediatric sepsis, and specifically the use of lactate measurements in the Emergency Department. Dr. Scott is a leading expert in pediatric sepsis in the Emergency Department, with multiple articles published on the topic of the use of lactate measurement in the treatment of pediatric sepsis.

Episode 1: Pediatric Impact of Marijuana Legalization

Education, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Podcast

The inaugural episode of Little Big Med: Little Patients, Big Medicine! Host Jason Woods MD sits down with Sam Wang MD (pediatric emergency medicine physician and toxicologist) and Matt Zuckerman MD (emergency medicine physician, toxicologist, and host of the ToxNow podcast) to discuss the pediatric medical issues surrounding marijuana legalization.