Trick of the Trade: Style points in pediatric orthopedics

Sep 23, 09
Trick of the Trade: Style points in pediatric orthopedics

With this hot summer season in California, kids have been running around and getting into all sorts of orthopedic troubles. Monkey bars are a common culprit. In treating pediatric patients in the ED, it’s worth spending an extra few minutes on the subtle style points.

Trick of the Trade:

Splint the buddy bear

You should consider keeping a stash of stuffed teddy bears in the ED for those patients, whom you splint or cast. It is a nice touch to have the patient go home with a teddy bear with the same “injury” and splint/cast.

BearCastAll

It’s the little touches that will make your patient’s day a little less sucky.

Author information

Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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