Abstract Submission Ends on: October 16, 2023

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is a medical subspecialty of both pediatrics and emergency medicine, in which the pediatric emergency medicine physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization and disposition of infants and children in response to acute illness and injury.

Emergency is a condition which is severe injury or illness that is threatening to child's health or might cause permanent harm. Emergencies can be both physical and psychological in nature with symptoms that may include: Physical trauma involving the head, chest or abdomen.

The most common emergencies encountered in pediatric practice are:

  • Respiratory distress
  • Dehydration
  •  Anaphylaxis
  • Seizures and trauma

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