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The fourth edition of this concise, organized, portable reference guide has been carefully updated, with multiple entirely new sections (eg, bioterrorism exposure, fracture classifications & treatment, ECG analysis). The Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook provides the most commonly needed reference material for those caring for acutely ill or injured children together with expert commentary and numerous journal references. The fourth edition adds evidence-based expert practice guidelines for management of asthma, bronchiolitis, trauma imaging, head injuries, gastroenteritis, otitis media & sinusitis, fever & neutropenia, HIV exposure (patient and health care worker), and afebrile seizures. Convenient reference tables include pediatric resuscitation, antibiotic therapy, rapid-sequence intubation, toxicology, trauma care, sedation and analgesia, burn care, rehydration solutions, infant formulas, and much more.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Brent Combs, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a convenient handbook on the approach to pediatric emergencies. The fourth edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: It is intended as a quick and convenient reminder of information already learned about pediatric emergencies. A quick reference is needed in emergency situations, when concise information needs to be readily available. The author has met his objective
Audience: This is a useful tool for any student, resident, or physician who works in emergency medicine.
Features: This handy guide covers a wealth of information. Topics include abuse; advanced life support (ALS) and resuscitation; analgesia and anesthesia for intubation; anaphylaxis/acute life-threatening events (ALTEs); toxic exposures; assessment and care of burn injuries; rashes and their differential diagnoses; approach to arrhythmias, syncope, hypertension, and chest pain; endocrine emergencies; how to assess arthritis, back pain, fractures, and other orthopedic conditions; management of asthma, bronchiolitis, and stridor; toxidromes and antidotes; approach to management of pediatric trauma; and management of testicular torsion and other urologic emergencies. This broad overview of pediatric conditions is helpful especially to the non-pediatric clinician for the wide variety of relatively low incidence emergencies that present in children.
Assessment: This is a must for any practitioner involved in pediatric emergency care. The fifth edition is a needed revision, since the last edition was published four years ago.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882742288
  • Publisher: Tarascon Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Edition description: 4E
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

ABUSE-NON-ACCIDENTAL TRAUMA       3-4
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT resuscitation equipment, algorithms,   5-10
ANALGESIA, ANESTHESIA, AIRWAY – Rapid sequence intubation (12)    11-15
ANAPHYLAXIS/ALTE’s (Apparent life threatening events)     16
BIOLOGIC, CHEMICAL, RADIATION EXPOSURES     17-19
BURNS – burn surface area, admit/transfer criteria     20
CARDIOLOGY – ECG norms, arrhythmias, congenital, chest pain, syncope   21-30
DERMATOLOGY – neonatal rashes, exanthems, differential diagnosis   31-35
DEVELOPMENT and GROWTH       36
ENDOCRINOLOGY – adrenal, DKA, hypoglycemia   37-38
ENVIRONMENTAL DISORDERS – heat & cold illness, envenomation   39-43
FLUID and ELECTROLYTES – acid base, dehydration, electrolytes, IV fluid  44-51
GASTROENTEROLOGY – meds, constipation, diarrhea, bleed, jaundice  52-59
HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY –anemia, neutropenia, HUS, HSP, ITP   60-70
HYPERTENSION – age based normal values, drugs for emergencies   71-73
IMMUNIZATIONS – tetanus, rabies, hepatitis B exposure, HIV exposure   73-76
INFECTIOUS DISEASE – empiric antibiotics, oral mixtures, guidelines   77-92
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT admission guidelines   93
KAWASAKI’S, INBORN METABOLIC ERRORS, NEPHROLOGY   94-97
NEUROLOGY –coma,dermatomes,seizures,status epilepticus,CSF shunts   98-104
NUTRITION – breast feeding, formula comparisons   105-106
OPHTHALMOLOGY – cranial nerve deficits, strabismus, age-exams   107-109
ORTHOPEDICS – arthritis, back pain, infection, growth, fracture class/Rx   110-122
PULMONARY – ETCO2, PEFR, asthma/bronchiolitis guidelines, stridor   123-131
REYE’S SYNDROME, SUBMERSIONS – classification, predict outcome   132-133
SURGERY – abdominal pain, specific abdominal disorders    134-139
TOXICOLOGY – street names, toxidromes, vitals, antidotes    140-160
TRAUMA – trauma & coma score, CNS, spinal cord, truncal renal   161-170
UROLOGY – testicular torsion, epididymitis, Knight & Vassey criteria    171
INDEX    172-189
TABLE OF COMMONLY USED ORAL MEDICATIONS    190
CRITICAL IV DRUGS & DRIPS   191
ORDERING INFORMATION AND ORDER FORMS   192
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