Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine

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"This book gives the reader a simple and straightforward approach to common paediatric emergencies. Short concise chapters give a consensus approach to diagnosis and treatment, taking an evidence-based approach where possible." Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine will be ideal for trainees and residents in emergency medicine and for doctors, nursing and paramedic staff involved in the provision of emergency care to children.

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A major postgraduate textbook in paediatric emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443073489
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Cameron

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicne. Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

UWA Departemnt of Emergency Medidine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia

Emergency Paediatrician, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco; Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

Head of Academic Emergency Medicine & Senior Physician, CHW. University of Sydney, Clinical School. University of Notre Dame, Sydney. University of NSW, Faculty of Medicine

Director, Paediatric Emergency, Women's and Children's Hospital, Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, North Adelaide, South Australia

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Approach to the paediatric patient 1
Approach to the paediatric patient 3
Sect. 2 Resuscitation 15
Paediatric cardiopulmonary arrest (PCA) 17
Basic life support 21
Paediatric advanced life support (ALS) 27
Specific paediatric resuscitation 40
Shock 43
Neonatal resuscitation 47
Sect. 3 Trauma in children 55
Introduction to paediatric trauma 57
Paediatric neurotrauma 62
Thoracic injuries in childhood 71
Abdominal and pelvic trauma 76
Burns 81
Sect. 4 Wound management 89
Wound management 91
Sect. 5 Cardiovascular 103
Cyanotic heart disease and tetralogy of fallot spells 105
Heart failure 108
Syncope 110
Congenital heart disease 113
Acute rheumatic fever 119
Infective endocarditis 122
Kawasaki disease 125
Paediatric arrhythmias 127
Sect. 6 Respiratory 135
Upper respiratory tract infections 137
Inhaled foreign body 140
Acute asthma 142
Pertussis 149
Community-acquired pneumonia 151
Bronchiolitis 154
Croup 158
Sect. 7 Gastroenterology and hepatology 163
Abdominal pain 165
Gastrointestinal bleeding 171
Gastro-oesophogeal reflux 175
Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis 178
Bilious vomiting 180
Food intolerance 183
Ingested foreign bodies 188
Hepatic failure 191
Diarrhoea and vomiting 197
Hepatitis 201
Intussuception 207
Herniae 209
Gastroenteritis 211
Constipation 217
Sect. 8 Neurology 221
CSF shunt complications 223
Raised intracranial pressure 225
Seizures and non-epileptic events 229
Acute weakness 233
Acute ataxia 242
Headache 248
CNS infections : meningitis and encephalitis 253
Sect. 9 Infectious diseases 259
Infectious diseases 261
Sect. 10 Endocrine and metabolic 273
Metabolic emergencies 275
Diabetic emergencies in children 278
Thyroid emergencies 280
Adrenal crisis 282
Disorders of fluids, electrolytes and acid-base 285
Sect. 11 Haematology and oncology 297
The use of blood products in children 299
Anaemia 303
Disorders of coagulation 311
Platelet disorders 313
Vasculitis 315
Acute leukaemia 318
Febrile neutropenia 320
Sect. 12 Dermatology 323
Dermatology 325
Sect. 13 Eyes 373
Opthamological emergencies 375
Congenital, developmental and neoplastic conditions 380
Ocular trauma 381
Sect. 14 ENT and dental 387
The ear 389
The nose 394
The mouth and throat 397
Retropharyngeal abscess 403
Foreign bodies and caustic ingestion 404
Sect. 15 Obstetrics and gynaecology 407
Paediatric gynaecology 409
Emergency contraception 415
Sect. 16 Renal 417
Acute renal failure 419
Haematuria 426
Hypertension 428
Urinary tract infection in preschool children 433
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome 436
Nephrotic syndrome 439
Henoch-Schonlein purpura 444
Sect. 17 Psychiatric 447
Paediatric psychiatric emergencies 449
Sect. 18 Crisis intervention 455
Sexual assault 457
Child abuse 460
Sect. 19 Administration and EMS 465
Managing the death of a child in the emergency department : bereavement issues 467
Forensic paediatrics and the law 472
Sect. 20 Analgesia and sedation 477
Analgesia and sedation 479
Sect. 21 Poisoning 489
General approach to poisoning 491
Specific poisons 500
Sect. 22 Environment 519
Envenomation 521
Drowning 538
Heat-induced illness 544
Cold injuries 547
Anaphylaxis 553
Sect. 23 Common procedures 559
Length-based paediatric drug dosing and equipment sizing 561
Bag-mask ventilation 563
Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways 566
Endotracheal tube and endotracheal intubation 570
Confirmation of intubation 574
The surgical airway 576
Needle thoracostomy 580
Tube thoracostomy 582
Removing and replacing a tracheostomy tube 585
Central and peripheral intravenous lines 587
Intraosseous infusions 594
Rectal drug administration 596
Umbilical vessel cannulation 598
Electrical countershock 601
Pericardiocentesis 603
Transurethral catheterisation and suprapubic bladder aspiration 606
Penile zipper injury 609
Lumbar puncture 610
Sect. 24 Orthopaedics and rheumatology 613
Orthopaedics and rheumatology 615
Fractures and dislocations 628
Spinal injury 639
Risk management in acute paediatric orthopaedics 649
Sect. 25 Male genitalia 653
The acute scrotum 655
Acute problems of the penis and foreskin 657
Sect. 26 Acute neonatal problems 659
Acute neonatal emergencies 661
Sect. 27 Transport and retrieval 679
Emergency medical transport and retrieval 681
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