Pediatric Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Not Available on


An outstanding exam review tool for board and recertification exams. This all-in-one resource features high-yield “must-know” facts in a bulleted, outline format. Includes coverage of epidemiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment as well as self-assessment study questions and answers. Referenced to related chapters in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 2/e.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jadranka Popovic, MD (Children's Mercy Hospital)
Description: This is the first edition of this multiauthored book of pediatric emergency medicine.
Purpose: As stated by the editors, this book was developed as a distillation of the material published in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 2nd Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2002). The book is intended to be used as a quick reference, as an overview for the first time user, or as a refresher course for the experienced clinician and to provide the essential information needed in the emergency care of children. For more extensive reviews reader should refer to one of the textbooks in pediatric emergency medicine.
Audience: This book is written for pediatric emergency physicians, general emergency physicians, pediatricians, and others who regularly provide pediatric emergency care or for those who are occasionally involved in the care of sick and injured children. This book provides adequate information for those needing a quick reference for a practical clinical approach, yet it also provides a sufficient amount of data for more comprehensive coverage of the field of pediatric emergency medicine.
Features: The book has 21 major chapters that are further subdivided in 123 sections and provides comprehensive coverage of all common and less common conditions in pediatric emergency medicine. Each section is easy to read and follow and is clear in content. At the end of each section there is a set of related questions that are followed by answers and discussion. The book has an adequate amount of tables, figures, and pictures, although it would have been helpful if the dermatology chapter had some color photographs.
Assessment: This is the first edition of this excellent book and hopefully will be well received. The writing is first class, clear and to the point. The team effort of the authors provides the pediatric community with a worthwhile contribution to the field.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071400862
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/7/2003
  • Series: Just The Facts Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary R. Strange, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

William Ahrens, MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Kemedy Kathryn McQuillen, MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, Education Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Lee, Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Heather Predergast, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section I. Resuscitation 1. Respiratory Failure2. Shock3. CPR4. RSI 5. Neonatal Resuscitation6. SIDS/ALTE7. Discontinuation of Life SupportSection II. Trauma Care 8. Multiple Trauma9. Head Trauma10. C-spine Trauma11. Thoracic Trauma12. Abdominal Trauma13. Genitourinary and Rectal Trauma14. Maxillofacial Trauma15. Eye Trauma16. Orthopedic Injuries17. Injuries to the Upper Extremities18. Injuries to the Hand and Wrist 19. Fractures of the Pelvis and Femur 20. Injuries to the Lower Extremities 21. Soft Tissue Injury and Wound Repair22. Conscious Sedation and Pain Control Section III. Respiratory Emergencies 23. Emergencies of the Upper Airway 24. Asthma 25. Bronchiolitis 26. Pneumonia 27. Pertussis 28. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 29. Cystic Fibrosis Section IV. Cardiovascular Emergencies 30. Congenital Heart Disease 31. Congestive and Inflammatory Heart Diseases 32. Dysrhythmias 33. Peripheral Vascular Disease Section V. Neurologic Emergencies 34. Age-Specific Neurologic Examination 35. Altered Mental Status and Coma 36. Seizures 37. Syncope 38. Ataxia 39. Weakness40. Headache41. Hydrocephalus42. Cerebral Palsy43. Cerebrovascular SyndromesSection VI. Infectious Emergencies44. The Febrile Child 45. Meningitis46. Toxic Shock Syndrome47. Kawasaki Syndrome48. Common Parasitic InfectionsSection VII. Gastrointestinal Emergencies49. Gastroenteritis50. Non-Surgical Gastrointestinal Problems51. Acute Abdominal Conditions That May Require Surgical InterventionSection VIII. Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies52. Disorders of Glucose Metabolism53. Adrenal Insufficiency54. Hyperthyroidism55. Fluids and Electrolytes 56. Metabolic AcidosisSection IX. Genitourinary Emergencies57. Genitourinary Problems58. Urinary Tract Diseases59. Specific Renal SyndromesSection X. Dermatologic Emergencies60. Petechiae and Purpura61. Pruritic Rashes62. Superficial Skin Infections63. Exanthems64. Infant RashesSection XI. Oral, Ear, Nose and Throat Emergencies65. Ear and Nose Emergencies66. Emergencies of the Oral Cavity and NeckSection XII. Eye Emergencies67. Eye Emergencies Section XIII. Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies68. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Section XIV. Hematologic Emergencies69. Anemias70. Sickle Cell Disease71. Bleeding Disorders72. Blood ComponentsSection XV. Oncologic Emergencies73. Oncologic EmergenciesSection XVI. Non-Traumatic Bone and Joint Disorders74. Infectious Musculoskeletal Disorders75. Inflammatory Musculoskeletal Disorders76. Structural Musculoskeletal DisordersSection XVII. Toxicologic Emergencies77. General Principles of Poisoning: Diagnosis and Management78. Acetaminophen79. Toxic Alcohols80. Anticholinergic Poisoning81. Oral Anticoagulants82. Antihypertensives, Beta Blockers and Calcium Antagonists83. Arsenic84. Aspirin85. Carbon Monoxide86. Caustics87. Cocaine Toxicity88. Cyanide Poisoning89. Cyclic Antidepressant Overdose90. Digoxin Toxicity91. Fish Poisoning92. Hydrocarbons93. Iron Poisoning94. Isoniazid Toxicity95. Lead Poisoning96. Methemoglobinemia97. Mushroom Poisoning98. Neuroleptics99. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs100. Opioids101. Organophosphates and Carbamates102. Phencyclidine Toxicity103. Poisonous Plants104. Sedative Hypnotics105. Theophylline106. Lethal Toxins in Small DosesSection XVIII. Environmental Emergencies 107. Human and Animal Bites 108. Snake Envenomations 109. Spider Bites 110. Marine Envenomations 111. Near Drowning 112. Burns and Electrical Injuries 113. Heat and Cold 114. High-Altitude Illness and Dysbarism 115. Radiation Emergencies Section XIX. Psychosocial Emergencies 116. Child Abuse 117. Psychiatric Emergencies Section XX. Emergency Medical Services118. Pediatric Prehospital Care 119. Interfacility Transport

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    Needs help but has great potential

    A lot of information layed out well. Has questions at the end of each section which reinforce the reading. Unfortunately, the text is full of errors. I found this throughout the book. I used the text for studying for the boards, and am afraid of the errors I didn't find. I would rate this an excellent text if these were to be fixed. Again the layout and material covered is excellent, just needs a little help.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)