Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics / Edition 5

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Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 5th edition, is a concise, portable handbook summarizing the wide range of conditions encountered in pediatric emergency departments. As children with acute problems often receive care in private offices and clinics, it is equally relevant for pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners and internists. The 5th edition of this hugely successful resource is the leading book of its kind for several reasons: • Clear, concise guidance is given for patient evaluation and follow-up and explicit indications for admission • Every chapter is organized in a standard format, making it very easy for a reader to locate critical information rapidly • A dedicated ‘Special Considerations' chapter addresses difficult problems such as the crying infant and the cross-cultural encounter Numerous new topics are included, making Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 5th edition an invaluable resource for any physician working in acute care settings where children are seen.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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'… concise, portable handbook summarizing the majority of conditions that are seen in a pediatric emergency department. For each topic discussed, the editors have tried to include points and priorities for diagnosis, management, and follow-up care, as well as indications for hospitalization. To this end, this book is definitely a success and the editors can be congratulated. This book is an impressive, cohesive compilation of many people's work …' Tamara Buchel, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
John Graneto
This handbook is intended to be a ready reference for quick, summary style approaches to varied pediatric urgent situations. The purpose is to provide a quick reference for the practitioner caring for children in an acute care setting. The intended audience is pediatric residents, emergency medicine physicians, and presumably, family medicine physicians in an office setting. The chapters are divided by systems. The toxicology section is particularly helpful, describing toxidromes and odors of various ingestions. However, some chapters are very short and clinically not very useful, such as genetics. The attempt to make this a small book has severely limited its usefulness as anything other than a knee-jerk response to patient care issues. The attempt to make this a handbook for the acute setting is also limited by the multiple areas where specific inpatient management is addressed several days into an illness. Other management issues that do not apply to the acute care setting would confuse the busy general emergency medicine physician. There are significant inconsistencies in reading from section to section. There are multiple areas where the authors make definitive statements, such as in a nonsurgical abdomen, CBC must be ordered, and "in intussusception a venous blood gas must be ordered" without any explanation of why or how the results of these would alter management. There are better pediatric emergency references available to the practitioner.
A revised and expanded portable (i.e. 41/2x8") handbook summarizing most of the conditions seen in a pediatric emergency department. Includes the essential points and priorities for diagnosis, management, and follow-up care, as well as indications for hospitalization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Shalini Gilotra, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a concise handbook for the management of common conditions seen in the pediatric emergency department. It is a good reference handbook with easy to follow algorithms.
Purpose: The author's purpose is to provide a concise, portable handbook summarizing the majority of conditions that are seen in a pediatric emergency department. These are worthy objectives and the author meets them.
Audience: The book is written for primary care providers as well as emergency medicine physicians. It would also be a useful aid to emergency medicine or pediatric residents or fellows. The author is a credible authority.
Features: Covered in this book are common conditions of the pediatric emergency department population and how to manage these conditions in an acute care setting. A background of these conditions is also given. The conditions are divided alphabetically by systems (such as cardiac, GI, pulmonary, etc) which makes it an easy reference to use. What is best about this book is that it is concise and to the point and therefore many conditions can be outlined. It has tremendous scope. The code card is a great unique added feature. The only shortcoming about this book is its small print.
Assessment: The quality of the book is excellent. This useful reference is more thorough and more accessible than comparable emergency pediatrics books.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521736879
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 812
  • Sales rank: 621,729
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Crain is Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center in New York.

Jeffrey C. Gershel is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center in New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Resuscitation; 2. Allergic emergencies; 3. Cardiac emergencies; 4. Dental emergencies; 5. Dermatologic emergencies; 6. ENT emergencies; 7. Endocrine emergencies; 8. Environmental emergencies; 9. Gastrointestinal emergencies; 10. Emergencies associated with genetic syndromes; 11. Genitourinary emergencies; 12. Gynecologic emergencies; 13. Hematologic emergencies; 14. Infectious disease emergencies; 15. Ingestions; 16. Neurologic emergencies; 17. Ophthalmic emergencies; 18. Orthopedic emergencies; 19. Physical and sexual abuse; 20. Psychological and social emergencies; 21. Pulmonary emergencies; 22. Radiology; 23. Renal emergencies; 24. Rheumatologic emergencies; 25. Sedation and analgesia; 26. Trauma; 27. Wound care and minor trauma; 28. Special considerations in pediatric emergency care.
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