Sore throat (as a chief complaint) is one of the most common reasons for a sick-child visit to the pediatrician’s office. Often times, there is parental concerns for strep throat and “just want to have them checked”. Just checking a Rapid Strep test or throat culture is no big deal right? We can just put them on antibiotics and they will improve, won't they? This podcast will review the etiologies of pharyngitis in children and the history associated with them, what physical exam findings are concerning, what tests are available and how reliable they are, and finally how to treat these tiny humans that have a sore throat.
PANCE, PANRE, Physician Assistant, PA
This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast. The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student. I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.
pance, panre, physicianassistant, PA
There is so much going on in neonates and infants as their physiology is shifting from in-utero to ex-utero that it can be very confusing. The plan for this episode is to discuss the physiologic changes and congenital defects that lead to cyanosis, when and how to screen, the timeframe of presentation and physical exam findings, and surgical repair timing.
PANCE, PANRE, PA, Physician Assistant