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JC: Pediatric Shock + Detecting Cancer

This weeks readings:

Park DB, Presley BC, Cook T, Hayden GE. Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Pediatric Shock. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015;31(8):591-598. 


  1. Does this article meet its CME objectives?
  2. Did this article just make POCUS a “standard of care” for PEM providers managing a patient in shock? Why or why not?    


Jamjoom RS, Etoom Y, Solano T, Desjardins M-P, Fischer JW. Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Detection of Cancer in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015;31(8):602-604.  


  1. Does more nuanced, less conventional POCUS practice make you nervous or excited?
  2. How do you respond to this critique: “These patients would have received their gold-standard tests regardless of the POCUS”?
  3. Are these authors from the future?