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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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.

Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Hardbound, 1352 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0087-7


  • "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

    "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. The layout is exceptionally appealing and makes good use of figures and tables. The glossy full-color pages allow for abundant use of high-quality photographs and graphics. One of the biggest strengths is the extensive references inserted into the text of each chapter, allowing the reader to look up a particular citation when needed. Pediatric Emergency Medicine should be considered an excellent resource to be added to the library of anyone caring for children in the emergency department."
    JAMA, February 2009


  • 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


    105 Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Nate Kuppermann, Nicole Glaser
    106 Hypoglycemia, Nicole Glaser, Nate Kuppermann
    107 Steroid Dependent Child, Ameer Mody
    108 Addisonian crisis, Lynn Cimpello, Ameer Mody
    109 Thyrotox Dicosis, Lynn Cimpello, Ameer Mody


    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

    181 Headaches
    182 Abdominal pain
    183 Cyanosis
    184 Vomiting
    185 Chest pain
    186 Near syncope/syncope
    187 Muscular weakness/paralysis
    188 Limp
    189 Lymphadenopathy
    190 Wheezing
    191 Hematuria
    192 Hypertension
    193 Jaundice
    194 Pallor
    195 Arthralgias/arthritis
    196 Stridor
    197 Vaginal bleeding
    198 Weakness
    199 Weight loss
    200 The septic appearing child


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