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Hypokalemia is a frequent electrolyte abnormality that rarely requires more than oral supplementation to correct. We describe a case of profound hypokalemia and cardiac arrhythmia requiring unusually large amounts of "bolused" potassium to restore to normal sinus rhythm. Our patient presented with significant dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities after(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of continuous noninvasive capnometry for monitoring pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis as assessed by the agreement between end-tidal carbon dioxide (PetCO2) and PCO2 DESIGN Clinical, prospective, observational study. SETTING University affiliated children's hospital. INTERVENTIONS Patients with diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Latinos are the fastest growing minority group in the United States with a significant percentage of this population having limited English proficiency. OBJECTIVE To determine whether mode of interpretation influences satisfaction of limited English-proficient parents presenting to a tertiary care pediatric emergency department. DESIGN One(More)
OBJECTIVES The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires training in patient safety and medical errors but does not provide specification for content or methods. Pediatric emergency medicine (EM) fellowship directors were surveyed to characterize current training of pediatric EM fellows in patient safety and to determine the need for(More)
A limited number of publications have addressed the health care needs of Chinese American children of recently immigrated parents. We administered a Chinese-language survey to parents presenting to an urban pediatric emergency department (PED) in New York City and at community venues. The survey assessed demographics, access to health care, and(More)
Out-of-hospital emergencies occur frequently, and laypersons are often the first to respond to these events. As an outreach to our local communities, we developed "Basic Emergency Interventions Everyone Should Know," a three-hour program addressing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use, heart attack and stroke recognition(More)
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