Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Lisa Zaoutis Vincent Chiang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323030045
eBook ISBN: 9780323070409
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 2nd July 2007
Page Count: 1384


Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist program communicates and relates to its referring providers and consulting staff. You'll find it a vital addition to the shelf of anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital.

Key Features

  • Implement today's best evidence and literature based approaches for a full range of clinical challenges.
  • Easily locate information relevant to your particular areas of interest with comprehensively organized, highly formatted coverage.
  • Make clinical decisions efficiently thanks to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms.
  • See dermatologic conditions and physical signs and symptoms.
  • Benefit from the experience of editors from two powerhouse institutions - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Boston.

Table of Contents

  1. What is a Hospitalist?
    2. Pediatric Hospitalists: Efficiency and Quality of Care
    3. Hospitalist Models of Care: Organization and Compensation
    4. Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction
    5. Patient Safety and Medical Errors in Pediatric Hospitals
    6. Infection Control for Pediatric Hospitals
    7. Evidence-Based Medicine
    8. Clinical Practice Guidelines
    9. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient and Family
    10. Hospitalist as Patient Advocate
    11. Spiritual Care of the Hospitalized Child and Family
    12. Pediatric Palliative, End-of-Life, and Bereavement Care
    13. Transitions of Care in Hospitalized Children
    14. Medical Consultation and Co-management
    15. Transport Medicine for Hospitalists
    16. Finances
    17. Discharge planning, follow-up, payer relations, utilization management, home care
    18. Ethics
    19. Legal Issues: risk management, malpractice
    20. Clinical Research
    21. Protection of Patients, Research Subjects, and Confidentiality / IRBs and HIPPA
    22. Medical Education; Inpatient Medical Education
    23. Professional Organizations
    24. Future Development of the Field
    25. Abdominal Mass
    26. Abdominal Pain
    27. Acidosis
    28. Altered Mental Status
    29. Chest Pain
    30. Cyanosis
    31. Diarrhea
    32. FTT
    33. Fever
    34. GI Bleeding
    35. Hypertension
    36. Hypoglycemia
    37. Hyoptension/ Shock
    38. Hypoxemia
    39. Irritability/Intractable Crying
    40. Limp/Joint Swelling
    41. Lymphandenopathy/Adenitis
    42. Mouth Pain/Lesions
    43. Neck Pain
    44. Petechiae/Purpura
    45. Respiratory Distress (Wheezing, Stridor, SOB, Cough, Tachypnea)
    46. Syncope
    47. Vomiting
    48. Delivery room medicine (NALS, premies, Apgars)
    49. Term newborn (newborn screen, hips, hearing, hep B)
    50. Birth Injury
    51. Congenital anomalies
    52. Respiratory Distress/TTN
    53. Congenital and Perinatal Infections/Sepsis
    54. Hypoglycemia, IDM
    55. Hyperbilirubinemia
    56. Neonatal abstinence/with


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About the Author

Lisa Zaoutis

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Inpatient Services, Division of General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Vincent Chiang

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief of Inpatient Pediatric Service, Course Director of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA