Summary Writer: Duncan Campbell
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Angela McGillvray
James talks to Dr Angela McGillvray about an approach to the sick neonate in the ED.
Dr Angela McGillvray is a staff specialist neonatologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Angela completed her undergraduate training at the University of Edinburgh before commencing advanced paediatric training in Australia, at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Sydney and is currently a PhD candidate studying severe neonatal jaundice. Angela’s professional interests include trainee mentorship and high-fidelity interprofessional simulation-based training.
With Dr Angela McGillvray, Neonatologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
It can be quite nerve-racking for bothresidents and more senior doctors to read a triage note for a neonate presenting to the emergency department. In this podcast we discuss some general principles in the approach and management of the sick neonate.
You are working in the emergency department when a 2 week old boy is brought in by his parents with a fever to 38.5 C. His parents say that he has been more irritable today and is refusing feeds.
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