Pediatric Emergency Medicine
This authoritative reference equips you with the essential knowledge to provide comprehensive and effective care to children in an emergency setting. From age-specific diagnoses and chief complaints through developmental considerations and psychosocial issues, this text guides you through the full range of medical and surgical conditions commonly encountered when treating pediatric emergencies. The use of full color throughout, diagnostic algorithms, text boxes, charts, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and other visual features ensure the book will make crucial clinical information easy to find and apply.Table of Contents
- Tap into expert guidance on all aspects of pediatric emergency medicine, from the physical exam and usual and unusual presentations through to disposition criteria and transfer issues.
- Access step-by-step guidance on administering critical life support interventions and providing effective diagnostic and therapeutic ambulatory care.
- Quickly review specific treatment protocols for various emergency settings, including general emergency departments, community hospitals, tertiary care centers, EMS and transport, and triage.
- Find information fast with or without a known diagnosis, with content organized both by chief complaints and by specific diagnoses.
- Better understand how problems present differently in infants, children, and adolescents with age-specific diagnoses.
- Identify and manage the psychosocial issues surrounding pediatric patients, including major depression and suicidality, sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, and violence.
- Easily absorb key information with the aid of text boxes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and pitfalls.
- Retrieve information easily with a consistent templated format.
"This book on pediatric emergency medicine is geared toward helping physicians manage their patients in real time. Each chapter begins by outlining key points, then proceeds to an introduction of the topic, basic approach and diagnosis, and a discussion of management issues. The chapters are liberally complemented by pictures, charts, and tables in order to help guide diagnosis and management. It is written for all healthcare professionals taking care of pediatric patients in an emergency care setting. The comprehensive review is a good tool to have as a reference for both residents and attending in an emergency department or urgent care setting." - Doody's 4 Stars
"This textbook is an excellent resource to add to any emergency department setting. It is reader friendly, serving both as a quick reference and as a substantive educational resource." - JAMA, February 2009
"This textbook is a refreshing update to the existing pediatric emergency medicine literature. With over 200 contributors, the editors of this text have provided a comprehensive review of problems facing pediatric emergency and urgent care providers. Perhaps the book’s greatest strength is its color graphics which elevate this text to a level above similar publications.
I found this text to be extremely well organized and inclusive of all problems relevant to emergency pediatric care. This text will be a great addition to any ED or urgent care clinic library."
Annals of Emergency Medicine, July 2009
By Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Associate, Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA; Steven G. Rothrock, MD, FACEP, FAAP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, FL; John Brennan, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Senior Vice President for Clinical and Emergency Services; Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, West Orange, NJ; and Lance Brown, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAP, Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, CA