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Emergency Pediatrics: A Guide to Ambulatory Care / Edition 6

Emergency Pediatrics: A Guide to Ambulatory Care / Edition 6


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Emergency Pediatrics: A Guide to Ambulatory Care / Edition 6

The New Edition of this clinically focused, portable manual provides concise information on the diagnosis and management of the full range of pediatric emergencies. Organized to move readers quickly from initial diagnosis to successful treatment, each chapter provides extensive differential diagnosis lists followed by treatment guidelines—all in a "cookbook" format that enables readers to find exactly what they need in seconds.

• Organizes chapters on trauma, ingestions, and orthopaedic emergencies from situations requiring the least to the most emergency care.
• Features the expertise of renowned authors and clinicians, Roger M. Barkin and Peter Rosen.
• Presents all information in a concise, consistent, and easy-to-read bulleted format.

• Features completely revised and updated content from cover to cover, including the latest drug information (new drugs, dosages, and interactions) and references.
• Includes a wealth of new algorithms on resuscitation, incorporating those recently published by the AAP and AHA.
• Offers expanded number of signs and symptoms at the beginning of each diagnostic chapter
• Includes an updated reference card, a portable, quick reference guide to drugs and procedures commonly used in pediatric emergencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323019019
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/14/2003
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 992
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Pediatric Care in the Emergency Department
1. Approaching the Pediatric Patient

Part II Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2. Emergency Department Environment
3. Transport of the Pediatric Patient
4. Cardiopulmonary Arrest
5. Shock
6. Dysrhythmias

Part III Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
7. Hydration
8. Maintenance Requirements and Abnormalities

Part IV Newborn Emergencies
9. Resuscitation in the Delivery Room
10. Distress at Birth
11. Postnatal Emergencies

Part V Emergent Complaints
12. Anaphylaxis
13. Apnea
14. Chest Pain
15. Coma
16. Congestive Heart Failure
17. Cyanosis
18. Hypertension
19. Pulmonary Edema
20. Respiratory Distress (Dyspnea)
21. Status Epilepticus
22. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
23. Syncope (Fainting)

Part VI Urgent Complaints
24. Acute Abdominal Pain
25. Abuse
26. Anemia
27. Arthralgia and Joint Pain
28. Ataxia
29. Bleeding
30. Constipation
31. Cough
32. Acute Diarrhea
33. Dysphagia
34. Fever in Children
35. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Hematemesis and Rectal Bleeding
36. Headache
37. Hematuria and Proteinuria
38. Hypogylcemia
39. Irritability
40. Limp
41. Paralysis and Hemiplegia
42. Rash
43. Vaginal Bleeding
44. Vomiting

Part VII Environmental Emergencies
45. Bites
46. Burns, Thermal
47. Drowning, Near-Drowning, and Dysbarism
48. Electrical and Lightning Injuries
49. High-Altitude Sickness
50. Hyperthermia
51. Hypothermia and Frostbite
52. Radiation Injuries
53. Smoke Inhalation

Part VIII Poisoning and Overdose
54. Management Principles
55. Specific Ingestions

Part IX Trauma
56. Evaluation and Stabilization of the Multiply Traumatized Patient
57. Head Trauma
58. Facial Trauma
59. Eye Trauma
60. Dental Injuries
61. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
62. Thoracic Trauma
63. Abdominal Trauma
64. Genitourinary Trauma
65. Soft Tissue Injuries
Appendix to Chapter 65 Analgesia and Sedation

Part X Orthopedic Injuries
66. Management Principles
67. Upper Extremity Injuries
68. Hand and Wrist Injuries
69. Lower Extremity Injury
70. Ankle and Foot Injuries

Part XI Diagnostic Categories
71. Cardiovascular Disorders
72. Dermatologic Disorders
73. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
74. Endocrine Disorders
75. Eye Disorders
76. Gastrointestinal Disorders
77. Genitourinary Diseases
78. Gynecologic Disorders
79. Hematologic Disorders
80. Infectious Disorders
81. Neurologic Disorders
82. Orthopedic Disorders
83. Psychiatric Disorders
84. Pulmonary Disorders
85. Renal Disorders


A. Procedures
A-1 Arterial Punctures
A-2 Arthrocentesis
A-3 Venous Infusion
A-4 Lumbar Puncture
A-5 Pericardiocentesis
A-6 Subdural Tap
A-7 Suprapubic Aspiration
A-8 Thoracentesis
A-9 Thoracostomy

B. Reference Standards
B-1 Growth Curves
B-2 Vital Signs and Ancillary Ventilatory Support
B-3 Electrocardiographic Criteria
B-4 Normal Laboratory Values
B-5 Conversions, Estimates, and Nomograms
B-6 Denver Developmental Screening Test
B-7 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule United States 2002

C. Formulary
C-1 Common Medications
C-2 Simplified Schedule for Administration of Pediatric Resuscitation Drugs
C-3 Antiparasitic Drugs

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