Urgent Care Diagnoses
Tripledemic is here, and many a chief complaint will be, “he just won’t stop coughing” or “she has a fever.” PEMsource has a new Urgent Care section with tips, differential diagnoses, symptomatic treatments, dosing of common medications, and parent education aids, for common urgent non-emergent complaints, including cough & cold. Included is a dosing calculator that returns the exact mL of acetaminophen and ibuprofen for weight in kg. PEMsource also has a list of the common OTC children’s cough & cold medications. Note: the FDA just released a statement in September 2023 that phenylephrine, a common ingredient in OTC cold medications, is no better than placebo. Read more on that here.