This authoritative reference equips you with the essential knowledge to provide comprehensive and effective care to children in an emergency setting. From age-specific diagnoses and chief complaints through developmental considerations and psychosocial issues, this text guides you through the full range of medical and surgical conditions commonly encountered when treating pediatric emergencies. The use of full color throughout, diagnostic algorithms, text boxes, charts, clinical pearls and pitfalls, and other visual features ensure the book will make crucial clinical information easy to find and apply.
Tap into expert guidance on all aspects of pediatric emergency medicine, from the physical exam and usual and unusual presentations through to disposition criteria and transfer issues.
Access step-by-step guidance on administering critical life support interventions and providing effective diagnostic and therapeutic ambulatory care.
Quickly review specific treatment protocols for various emergency settings, including general emergency departments, community hospitals, tertiary care centers, EMS and transport, and triage.
Find information fast with or without a known diagnosis, with content organized both by chief complaints and by specific diagnoses.
Better understand how problems present differently in infants, children, and adolescents with age-specific diagnoses.
Identify and manage the psychosocial issues surrounding pediatric patients, including major depression and suicidality, sexual and physical abuse, child neglect, and violence.
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SECTION I: Immediate Approach to the Critical Patient
1 Resuscitation/advanced life support, Robert Luten 2 Airway emergencies: respiratory distress and failure, Marianne Gausche-Hill 3 Rapid sequence intubation, Steve Rothrock 4 Intubation, rescue devices, and airway adjuncts, Aaron Donoghue, Ron Walls 5 Critical monitoring techniques, Tom Abramo 6 Newborn resuscitation, Richard Cantor 7 The critically ill neonate, Maureen McCollough 8 Circulatory emergencies: shock, Steve Rothrock, Christine Cho 9 Cerebral resuscitation, Norm Paradis 10 General approach to poisoning, Erica Liebelt 11 Altered mental status/COMA, Joseph Zorc 12 Approach to multisystem trauma, Lance Brown 13 Sepsis, Brent King 14 Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions, Suzanne Beno
SECTION II: Approach to the Trauma Patient
15 Trauma in infants, Gail Stewart, Ameer Mody 16 Oral, ocular, max Dillofacial trauma, Ran Goldman 17 Head trauma, Vince Grant 18 Neck trauma, William K. Mallon, Jan Shoenberger 19 Upper extremity trauma, Michael Burg, Sieuwert-Jan ten Napel 20 Lower extremity trauma, Besh Barcega, Lilit Minasyan 21 Pelvic and genitourinary trauma, Peter Auerbach 22 Compartment syndrome, Christian Vaillancourt, Ian Shrier 23 Spinal trauma, Andrew Wackett 24 Thoracic Trauma, Barbara McDevitt 25 Abdominal trauma, Art Cooperman 26 Burns, Nicholas Tsarouhas 27 Neurovascular injuries, Isabel Barata
SECTION III: Approach to Unique Problems of Infancy
28 Apparent life threatening events (ALTE), Andrew DiPiero 29 Inborn errors of metabolism, T. Kent Denmark 30 Congenital Heart Disease, Alson S. Inaba 31 Excessive crying, Marilyn Hicks 32 Fever in the well appearing young infant, David Jaffe 33 Urinary tract infection, Marc Gorelick 34 Stridor in infancy. Antonio Muniz 35 Vomiting, spitting up, and feeding difficulties, Barbara McDevitt 36 Failure to thrive, Todd Mastrovitch 37 Minor Infant Problems, Jon Valenta 38 Jaundice, Niranjan Kissoon 39 Neonatal skin disorders, Antonio Muniz
SECTION IV: Approach to Acutely Ill Patient
40 Seizures, Jonathan Marr, Pamela Okada 41 Headaches, Tonya Thompson 42 Conditions resulting in increased intracranial pressure, Gail Stewart, Tommy Kim 43 Central nervous system infections, James Wilde 44 Central nervous system vascular disorders, Stuart Lewena, Franz Babl 45 Brain tumor, Ann Klasner 46 Disorders of movement, Martin Herman 47 Peripheral and neuromuscular disorders, Jay Pershad
48 Eye disorders, Neal Schambain 49 Epistaxis, Kenneth Briskin 50 Sinusitis, Bob Acosta 51 Ear disorders, Irene Tien 52 Oral lesions, Esther Sampayo 53 Dental disorders, Linda Brown 54 Neck infections, Amy Puchalski 55 Neck masses, Amy Puchalskim
56 Acute asthma, Sharon Smith 57 Bronchiolitis, Deborah Levine, Shari Platt 58 Pneumonia/pneumonitis, Shari Platt, Deborah Levine 59 Cystic fibrosis, Eron Friedlaender 60 Upper airway disorders, Bruce Wright, Terry Klassen
61 Syncope, Ted Glynn, Earl Reisdorff 62 Chest pain, Earl Reisdorff 63 Dysrhythmias, Ghazala Sharieff 64 Pericarditis/myocarditis/endocarditis, Ghazala Sharieff 65 Hypertensive emergencies, Tdd Wylie 66 Post-surgical conditions and tranplantation, Richard Chinnock, Grace Kim 67 Valvular heart disease, Mark McIntosh
68 Bacteremia, Elizabeth Alpern 69 HIV and other immunosuppressive conditions, Mrina Catallozzi 70 Sexually transmitted diseases, Cynthia Mollen 71 Selected infectious diseases, Robert Olympia, Samir Shah
72 Vomiting/diarrhea, Coutney Mann 73 Appendicitis, Steve Rothrock 74 Intussusception, Jonathan Singer 75 Gasrointestinal bleeding, Stephen Teach 76 Pyloric stenosis, David Cassidy 77 Constipation, David Cassidy, Wohl 78 Gastrointestinal foreign body, Madeline Joseph, Craig Kizewic 79 Hepatitis, Evan J. Weiner, Madeline Matar Joseph 80 Pancreatitis, Madeline Joseph, Mardi Steere 81 Post-liver transplantation, Jill Baren 82 Inflammatory bowel disease, Barbara Pena 83 Malrotation and midgut volvulus, Rachel Stanley 84 Hernia, Michael Witt, John Brancato 85 Gallbladder disorders, Marc Linares
86 Urinary Tract Infections in Children and Adolescents, Biesbroeck, Daan Francis Mencl 87 Testicular Torsion, Martin Herman 88 Renal disorders, Suzanne Beno 89 Penile/testicular disorders, Roger Band
90 Ectopic pregnancy, Dan Brennan 91 Pregnancy related complications, Angela Mills, Betsy Datner 92 Menstrual disorders, Jill Posner 93 Ovarian disorders, Robert Cloutier, Beverly Bauman 94 Vaginal and urethral disorders, Robert Cloutier, Beverly Bauman
95 Musculoskeletal disorders in systemic diseases, Blake Spirko, Allison Brewer 96 Bone, joint and spine infections, Charles Macias 97 Muscle and connective tissue disorders, Vivian Hwang 98 Overuse syndromes and inflammatory conditions, Charles Macias, Richard Gabor 99 Rhabdomyolysis, Nicole Sroufe, Rachel Stanley 100 Diseases of the hip, Paul Ri
101 Serum sickness, Lee Benjamin 102 Vaccination related complaints and side effects, Franz Babl, Stuart Lewena 103 Tetanus prophylaxis, Fredrick Abrahamian, David Talan 104 Rabies Postexposure Proph, Frederick Abrahamian, David Talan
110 Dehydration and disorders of sodium balance, Ian Maconochie, Alan Nager 111 Metabolic acidosis, John Brancato 112 Metabolic alkalosis, John Brancato 113 Hypokalemia, Eric Carter 114 Hyperkalemia, Eric Carter 115 Hypocalcemia, Eric Carter
116 Psychobehavioral disorders, Thomas Chun 117 Major depression and Suicidality, Jackie Grupp-Phelan 118 Sexual abuse, Matt Seibel 119 Physical abuse and child neglect, Irene Tien
120 Skin and soft tissue infections, Mike Muzynski 121 Erythema multiform major and minor, Antonio Muniz 122 Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, Antonio Muniz 123 Classic viral exanthems, Antonio Muniz 124 Dermatitis, Antonio Muniz 125 Infestations, Antonio Muniz 126 Other important rashes, Antonio Muniz
127 Sickle cell disease, Tim Givens 128 Cancer and cancer associated disease, Peter Sandowitz 129 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and other platelet disorders, Peter Sandowitz 130 Coagulation Disorders 131 Hemolytic uremic syndrome, Souid Abdul-Kader, Boura'a Bou Aram 132 Utilizing blood bank resources, transfusion reactions and complications, Souid Abdul-Kader, Boura'a Bou Aram 133 Classic pediatric injestions, Richard Cantor 134 Toxic alcohols, Kevin Osterhoudt 135 Drugs of abuse, John Tilelli 136 Adverse effects of anticonvulsants and psychotropic agents, Richard Shih 137 Cardiovascular agents, John Tilelli
SECTION V. Approach to Environmental Illness/Injury
138 Near drowning and submersion injuries, T. Kent Denmark 139 Hyperthermia, Paul Ishimine 140 Hypothermia, Paul Ishimine 141 Bites and stings, Sean Bush 142 Electrical injury, Ken Kwon, Carl Schultz 143 Inhalations and exposures, Mark Hostedler 144 Dysbarism, John Santamaria 145 High altitude associated illnesses, Mark Roback, Bill McDonnell
SECTION VI: The Practice Environment
146 The community hospital, Al Sacchetti, John Brennan 147 EMS and transport, George Foltin 148 Ethics and end of life issues, Jill Baren 149 Patient safety, medical errors and quality of care, David John 150 EMTALA, Todd Taylor 151 Issues of consent and emancipated minor status, Cynthia Jacobstien 152 Disaster preparedness for children, Stuart Weiss 153 Family presence, Mirna Farah 154 The child-friendly ED: practices, policies and procedures, Susan Fuchs 155 Triage, Sharon Mace, Thom Mayer 156 Post-exposure prophylais, Esther Chen 157 Violence: Interpersonal, gang and domestic, Joel Fien, Megan Bair-Merritt 158 Approach to pain management, Kelly Young
SECTION VII: Procedures, Sedation, Pain Management and Devices
159 Procedural sedation and analgesia, Steven Green, Baruch Krauss 160 Wound management, James Callahan 161 Vascular access, Frances Nadel 162 Foreign body removal, Joseph Pagane 163 Feeding tubes, Andrew Mason; Kelly Keogh 164 Tracheostomy tubes, Jill Posner 165 Noninvasive and mechanical ventillation, John Tilelli 166 Incision and drainage, John O'Brien, Sean Isaac 167 Ventriculoperitoneal and other intracranial shunts, George Woodward 168 Thoracostomy tube, Tom Terndrup 169 Hernia reduction, Mark Clark 170 Access of ports and catheters and management of obstruction, Neal Schambain 171 Lumbar puncture, Kathleen Brown, Diane Berkowitz 172 Local and regional anesthesia, Chris King, Kimberly Roth 173 Management of digit injuries and infections, Essi Jacome 174 Epistaxis control, Kenneth Briskin 175 Removal of ocular foreign body, Greg Garra 176 Pacemakers, Al Sacchetti 177 Paraphimosis reduction, Fred Schwartz 178 Reduction and splinting techniques, Greg Garra 179 Ultrasonography, Barry Gilmore, Jay Pershad 180 Pericardiocentesis, Robert Steele, Andrea Thorp
SECTION VIII: Differential Diagnosis Algorithms, Lance Brown
By Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Associate, Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA; Steven G. Rothrock, MD, FACEP, FAAP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine; Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, FL; John Brennan, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Senior Vice President for Clinical and Emergency Services; Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, West Orange, NJ and Lance Brown, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAP, Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Loma Linda, CA
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"This book on pediatric emergency medicine is geared toward helping physicians manage their patients in real time. Each chapter begins by outlining key points, then proceeds to an introduction of the topic, basic approach and diagnosis, and a discussion of management issues. The chapters are liberally complemented by pictures, charts, and tables in order to help guide diagnosis and management. It is written for all healthcare professionals taking care of pediatric patients in an emergency care setting. The comprehensive review is a good tool to have as a reference for both residents and attending in an emergency department or urgent care setting." - Doody's 4 Stars
"This textbook is an excellent resource to add to any emergency department setting. It is reader friendly, serving both as a quick reference and as a substantive educational resource." - JAMA, February 2009
"This textbook is a refreshing update to the existing pediatric emergency medicine literature. With over 200 contributors, the editors of this text have provided a comprehensive review of problems facing pediatric emergency and urgent care providers. Perhaps the book's greatest strength is its color graphics which elevate this text to a level above similar publications. I found this text to be extremely well organized and inclusive of all problems relevant to emergency pediatric care. This text will be a great addition to any ED or urgent care clinic library." Annals of Emergency Medicine, July 2009