Wednesday 1 May | 14:00

Concurrent Session 1a: The Challenges of and for children in ED


Dr Heidi Baker

Dr Heidi Baker
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Starship Children's Emergency Department
Auckland Adult Emergency
ARHT – Prehospital Retrieval SMO

Evolving from a general paediatrician to an adult and paediatric emergency specialist and retrieval specialist has been a journey.  One that has enabled Heidi to appreciate the complexities of integrating largely adult based trauma systems, equipment and training in to the paediatric setting. Heidi will discuss the challenges faced with the infrequent but unwell prehospital paediatric patient and the risk of discrepancies in care if we do not challenge the age-old dogma of "load and go". 



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