Pediatric Clinical Pearls Archive
Referring to infants as "addicted" to opiates is clinically incorrect and creates stigma surrounding treatment.
Providing patients with a copy of their lab reports emphasizes the seriousness of STDs.
Involving a child in suturing can subdue perceived pain.
Recommend this simple home treatment for kids with a dry, flaky scalp.
Enlisting a parent's help can provide comfort without a scary needle or painful injection.
Tips for when you perform the respiratory portion of a pediatric examination.
Specific questions will elicit more useful information about a teenager's sexual history.
A tip for getting children to open up during medical exams.
Abdominal exams can be ticklish for kids, but a simple trick can make it easier.
A homemade solution helps keep swimmer's ear at bay.
It is often difficult to get young patients to take deep breaths. This simple penlight trick can help.
A trick to help pediatric patients sit still during routine exams.
Soda water or seltzer can help mask the flavor of bad-tasting medicine.
Tips for improving the taste of oral electrolyte solution.
Many parents are anxious about cutting their infant's fingernails.
A 12-hour nasal decongestant spray can help provide relief for kids with eustachian tube dysfunction.
A medication for gastrointestinal disorders can help resolve pediatric skin lesions caused by a benign viral infection.
Follow this easy tip to help get injured children to treatment before symptoms of shock develop.
Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.
Getting pediatric patients to remain still and quiet during ear exams is no longer an elusive goal with this nurse practitioner's tip.
Cast saws can be terrifying for children. An orthopedic physician assistant shares a tip to help ease pediatric patient's fear.
Teens often tell me they forget to take their birth-control pills (BCPs), sometimes as often as three or more times per cycle.
A nurse shares a simple tip for converting pounds to kilograms when calculating pediatric doses.
Discourage teenagers from engaging in risky behaviors such as drug, tobacco and alcohol use in a meaningful way.
Transform pediatric exam into a game to make apprehensive children feel comfortable.