Leading the EMS World in Pediatric Education
Thursday October 19th 2017

ALTEs: Don’t Miss the “Near Misses”

Play

We’ve all had those calls. You know the ones that I am talking about. Dispatch sends you to an infant that is unresponsive and not breathing but when you arrive the child is fine. The parents look at you for advice so what did you tell them? Did you dismiss what they told you as being overprotective parents or first-time parent syndrome? Did you tell them to take their child to the pediatrician in the morning? Well if you did you may have not served that child, or their parents, well. In fact that child may have experienced an apparent life-threatening event, or ALTE which may be signs of a more serious underlying condition.

Join us this week as Dr. Lou Romig, Dr. Peter Antevy, Wilma Vinton, Kyle David Bates, and Arnold Facklam discuss ALTEs and their correlation, if any, to SIDS.

Also, please help us in helping Bryan Stow, the AMR paramedic assaulted at an LA Dodgers game and left in a coma. You can find more information and donate at www.support4BRYANstow.com.

Episode References

Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children (Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jun 15;71(12):2301-2308.)

Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants Presenting to an Emergency Department. (A Emerg Med J 2002;19:11-16 doi:10.1136/emj.19.1.1)

SIDS & EMS: What should we do? (JEMS. 2009 Jan 20)

2 Comments for “ALTEs: Don’t Miss the “Near Misses””

  • admin says:

    From Greg Friese (on Facebook):

    “The episode on Apparent Life Threatening Events was outstanding. One of the best pediatric education sessions I have heard on a podcast, classroom or conference. Keep up the great work.”

    Thanks for listening Greg!


Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More from category

Pedi-U LIVE from New Orleans!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:09 — 77.2MB) Host Kyle David Bates is joined by an esteemed [Read More]

Kids: Some are sweet, some…not so much! Episode 20

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:46 — 48.3MB) Glucose abnormalities in children are not [Read More]

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma, Episode 18

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:24 — 45.4MB) What is child abuse? What picture comes to [Read More]

Children with Special Healthcare Needs: Special in Other Ways, Episode 16

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:16 — 45.8MB) This episode we continue our discussion on [Read More]

To AIR is Human: Assessing and Managing Tracheostomies, Episode 15

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:18 — 52.6MB) You receive a call for a 2-year-old girl with [Read More]

Promed

The EMS Radio Network

EMSGarage
Educast
Leadership
FFM"

Opening Theme By

MEVO
FFM"