- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the ear and related structures
- Describe the pathophysiology and risk factors of common diseases affecting the ear and related structures
- Name and classify the pathogens that cause ear infections in children
- Describe the basic principles of pharmacology for antibiotic use and analgesia in ear infections
Overview & Foundational Knowledge
|Gould & Matz. Otitis Media. Pediatrics in Review 2010; 31: 102.
General review on otitis media good for visuals. Caveat: follows American management guidelines; refer to CPS position statement (see clinical resources below) for Canadian management.
|Stone K. Otits Externa. Pediatrics in Review 2007; 28: 77.
Brief review on Otitis externa.
|Management of Acute Otitis Media
Canadian Paedatric Society Position Statement (2009). Good review, tables and figures. * Recommended as a MUST READ resource*
|Otitis Media with Effusion. American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Otitis Media With Effusion. Pediatrics 2004; 113: 1412.
Clinical practice guidelines on the management of otitis media with effusion.
Virtual Patients or Cases
|Shaikh N, Hoberman A, Kaleida PH, Ploof DL & Paradise JL. Videos in Clinical Medicine: Diagnosing Otitis Media — Otoscopy and Cerumen Removal. New England Journal of Medicine 2010; 362:e62, May 20, 2010.
Video on the clinical skill of otoscopy.