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PEM Questions

(Click the link to comment and to vote - voting not working through email, sorry!) You are seeing a 15 month old who became angry about a toy being taken away, cried, turned blue in the face, passed out, and then developed tonic-clonic activity for 15 seconds. The entire episode lasted 1-2 minutes. The child is playful, drinking from a bottle of juice, and back to baseline in the ED, with a normal physical exam and vital signs. He has never done this before. Which of the following test(s) is/are most indicated?
  1. Bedside glucose
  2. Electrocardiogram
  3. Point of care hemoglobin
  4. Non-contrast CT head
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(Click the link to comment and to vote - voting not working through email, sorry!) A 1 week old presents with multiple bouts of hematemesis. The baby was born full-term, no complication, has been breast-feeding normally, and is afebrile. The baby is nontoxic, has normal vital signs and perfusion, and has a normal physical examination. Point of care hemoglobin is 15 g/dL. [yop_poll id="76"]

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