materials and small group cases are posted here for University of Calgary
Cumming School of Medicine students. Access to these materials are password
By the end of the Paediatric Clerkship, a medical student will be able to:
- Recognize and initiate treatment of an acutely ill child.
- Calculate the fluid deficit and write orders for management of a paediatric patient with: burn, shock, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Identify signs and symptoms of a surgical abdomen.
- Clinically recognize signs and symptoms of poisoning / intoxication and propose an investigation and management plan for patients with acetaminophen toxicity.
- Clinically recognize meningococcemia and describe a management plan.
- Propose a management plan for a paediatric patient with trauma including primary and secondary surveys, and use of Broselow tape.
Half Day Cases
A 1 year old boy presents with complaint of cough and difficulty breathing. He has a 2 day history of nasal congestion and low grade fever.
A 3 month old girl presents with a 2 day history of severe difficulty breathing.
A 15 month old boy presents with a 24 hour history of vomiting and diarrhea (watery, with pus and blood). Child is now listless.
A 6 month old girl is brought to ED after “falling from bed” onto carpeted floor. Baby is now “sleepy” according to mother.
A 4 year old boy fell off a playground structure 6 feet off the ground. He struck his head and may have lost consciousness.
A 16 year old boy is found unconscious in the locker room at school.