EM Pulse Podcast™

EM Pulse Podcast™

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June 03, 2021

***Trigger warning: this episode includes discussion of child abuse***
This is a follow up episode that dives deeper on why a bruised baby is worrisome, important aspects of a social history, and screening for abuse in the ED. Please listen to our first episode “It Could Have Been Different” for more! 

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Mary Clyde Pierce, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Pediatric Emergency Physician and Director of Child Abuse Research at Laurie Children’s Hospital.


“It Could Have Been Different” EM Pulse Podcast published April 17, 2021. https://ucdavisem.com/2021/04/17/it-could-have-been-different/

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.