Respiratory distress / Cough
Congestive heart failure
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and relate them to the respiratory physical exam
- Describe the differences between upper and lower airway conditions and their clinical manifestations
- Describe the physiology of restrictive and obstructive lung disease
- Describe the pathophysiology of infectious and non-infectious respiratory conditions
- Identify symptoms and signs of respiratory disease and recognize adventitious sounds
- Name and classify pathogens that cause respiratory disease in children
- Describe basic principles of pharmacology used in the management of common respiratory conditions
Overview & Foundational Knowledge
|Cohen L. Stridor and upper airway obstruction in children. Pediatrics in Review 2000; 21(4): 4-5
Overview of upper airway of obstruction.
|Snyder J & Fisher D. Pertussis in childhood. Pediatrics in Review 2012; 33 (9): 412-421.
Overview of pertussis.
|Montgomery GS & Howenstine M. Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatrics in Review 2009; 30(8): 302-310.
Overview of Cystic Fibrosis.
|Madriago E & Silberbach M. Heart failure in infants and children. Pediatrics in Review 2010; 31(1): 4-12.
Overview of congestive heart failure in children.
|Uncomplicated pneumonia in healthy Canadian children and youth: Practice points for management 2015. Nicole Le Saux, et al. Paediatr Child Health 2015;20(8):441-45
Good guidelines regarding management of pneumonia in a Canadian context.
|Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Paediatric Society position paper. Ducharme et al. Can Respir J 2015;22(3):135-143
Good guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma in PRESCHOOL children who are not able to perform pulmonary function testing.
|Managing the paediatric patient with an acute asthma exacerbation
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Standard (2012) Outlines management of acute asthma exacerbation. *This is recommended as a MUST READ resource*
|Bronchiolitis: Recommendations for diagnosis, monitoring and management or children one to 24 months of age.
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2014)
|Clinical Practice Guideline: The Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 2014; 134(5): e1474–e1502.
American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Guideline.
|Emergency treatment of anaphylaxis in infants and children.
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2011) Outlines clinical presentation and management of anaphylaxis. *This is recommended as a MUST READ resource*
Virtual Patients or Cases
|Child with respiratory distress.
Video with good visual representation of severe respiratory distress.
|Seal bark baby with respiratory distress.
Video with excellent audio of croup cough. Visual of lesser quality but demonstrates respiratory distress.
|Clinical examples of pertussis.
Video demonstrates pertussis. Audio is good, video of lesser quality
|Children’s Hospital Cleveland Clinic: Pediatric Radiology Image Gallery
Image gallery of pediatric radiology; can be navigated by body system or by topic. Images labeled by presentation. On reviewing image, you can select to have findings highlighted as well as diagnosis provided.