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From The CriticsReviewer: Roxanne Thompson, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an update of a basic textbook of pediatric emergency care last published in 2003.
Purpose: It is intended as a resource for clinicians who regularly provide emergency care to children, as well as those who only occasionally do so, a worthy objective.
Audience: Emergency medicine practitioners and pediatric emergency medicine staff and trainees are the intended audience.
Features: Chapters are organized by body and system, with additional chapters on cardinal presentations (such as fever, crying), SIDS, resuscitation, trauma, pain, imaging, etc. Many photographs, diagrams, flow charts, and tables enhance the delivery of information. The book also provides enough background information and rationale for treatment approaches to satisfy most users.
Assessment: This is a rapidly changing field and replacing the previous edition is justified. I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a pediatric emergency textbook.