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Reference Range Values for Pediatric Care / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781581108491
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Edition description: New
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Lamia Soghier, MD, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC. She is a board-certified neonatologist and the Medical Unit Director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the NICU Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Medical Center.  She received her medical degree from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and neonatology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY.  Dr Soghier is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Neonatology. She is an active clinician and researcher, has been involved with multiple neonatology publications, and has been the lead editor of the AAP Reference Range Values in Pediatrics since 2012.
Dr Soghier is also the Director of Education at Children’s National. She obtained her master’s degree in medical education from the George Washington University in 2017. Dr Soghier has a profound interest in medical education for the care of newborns worldwide. She has travelled extensively to promote clinician education as a means of improving the health of newborns. Her research and education focus on application of novel technology in skill acquisition by pediatric trainees. She has spoken both nationally and internationally on medical education and neonatal research.

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Reference Range Values for Pediatric Care

By Lamia Soghier

American Academy of Pediatrics

Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-58110-849-1


Reference Range Values for Pediatric Care was created in response to an overwhelming need from pediatricians, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and other pediatric providers who acknowledged the utility of the reference range values section in Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care, part of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) point-of-care offerings, which also include the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care and Pediatric Care Online. Pediatricians have been quick to recognize both the ease of accessibility and breadth of knowledge that the Pediatric Care series allows, even as they continued to make "normal values" the most searched-for term in the series. As an answer to this, and in our effort to strike the ultimate balance between the practical and the comprehensive, we decided to develop a short stand-alone handbook of reference range values.

This handbook was designed with the busy practitioner in mind. Compact and clear-cut, it provides the most commonly used reference range values, charts, and formulas at your fingertips. The values span the gamut of age groups from newborn to adolescence, with a particular emphasis throughout on the values needed for the management of preterm newborns younger than 37 weeks. This focus is complemented by sections that address common newborn scores (eg, Apgar, Ballard) as well as the AAP newborn hyperbilirubinemia management charts. We have also included a new section for the series on commonly used antibiotics and antiseizure medications with recommended serum drug target levels; preterm and neonatal populations are highlighted to benefit the pediatrician responsible for the complex dosing for this age group. To that effect, we enlisted the help of 2 experienced pediatric pharmacists as contributing editors, Katherine Pham PharmD, BCPS, and Sara Rooney PharmD, BCPS. Additionally, the handbook features pain scales, growth measures for extremities, and the AAP immunization and periodicity schedules.

In writing Reference Range Values for Pediatric Care, I would like to thank 4 integral people without whom this book would not have come to light. Firstly, I am indebted to Dr Deborah Campbell, Division Chief of Neonatology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, for all her help with the inception of the original chapter and, subsequently, this handbook. I would also like to thank Martha Cook for coalescing the concept of this book alongside Mark Grimes and the AAP editorial team. Lastly, I would like to thank Alain Park for his keen eye, fantastic input, and for keeping me on track during development.

I'd also like to give a special thanks to Drs Jennifer Chapman (pediatric emergency medicine), Aisha Davis (hospitalist division), and Kristin Arcana (pediatric endocrinology) at Children's National Health System for their thorough review and valuable contribution to the text.

As we strive to improve the health of all children, I hope this book is another little step to that end. Be on the lookout for the upcoming app!

Lamia Soghier, MD, FAAP


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Table of Contents

1. Conversations
2. Scales and Scoring
3. Growth
4. Blood Pressure
5. Reference Range Values
6. Hyperbilirubinemia Management
7. Rate and Gap Calculations
8. Nutrition, Formula Preparation, and Caloric Counts
9. Umbilical Vein and Artery Catherization Measurements
10. Does and Levels of Common Antibiotic and Antiseizure Medications
11. Appendixes

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