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- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Now in its thoroughly updated Third Edition, this pocket-sized handbook is a practical, accessible guide to the management of common pediatric emergencies. The book is designed for rapid, on-the-spot reference in the emergency room. Numerous illustrations show how to perform specific procedures, lists of Key Points appear at the end of each chapter, and an Appendix contains extensive tables of drug dosages.In five concise sections, the handbook covers resuscitation; cardiac and pulmonary emergencies; diagnostic categories; environmental emergencies; and trauma. Each chapter reviews diagnosis, treatment, and patient disposition, and lists key points to reinforce important information. The section on diagnostic categories covers a wide range of disorders of each organ system, as well as infectious diseases and neurological and psychological disorders. This edition includes more detailed information on pain assessment and management, conscious sedation, viral illnesses, and streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis.