The Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty are active in many areas of clinical research. Ongoing and recent areas of clinical research in our Division include the following:
Pain assessment and management
Fever in infants and children
- Does the incorporation of a pictorial pain scale into the medical record improve the assessment of pain in children by emergency physicians?
- Is pain under treated in children who are victims of major trauma involving multi-system injury compared to children with an isolated long bone fracture due to a simple mechanism, such as a fall?
- Examining the risk of serious bacterial infection in febrile infants with respiratory syncitial virus infection
- Identifying predictors for pneumonia in young febrile infants
: Examining the epidemiology of bronchiolitis in infants and young children
: Does fever education in the emergency service improve the correlation between parent expectation and actual management for children who present to the emergency service with the complaint of "fever"?
: Does the bicarbonate level predict the need for admission in young children with acute gastroenteritis
: To compare the burn assessment by pediatric emergency physicians and burn surgeons
Injury assessment and prevention
Pediatric resident education
- To assess the efficacy of child-resistant packaging in over-the-counter medications
- To describe the patterns of injury for the following:
- Sports injuries
- Scooter injuries
- Escalator injuries
- Fingertip injuries
: To evaluate the experience and comfort in pediatric residents to perform acute resuscitation on a child.
Chapters have been written by our faculty on pneumonia in children, ingrown toenail management and shoulder injuries in children.
Several of our faculty and subspecialty residents have presented their research at national and regional conferences.