The authors, an international panel of experts, have here created an easy reference on how to treat emergencies in children. Handbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides concise but comprehensive information on the diagnosis, investigation and management of a range of conditions presenting to both accident and emergency departments and pediatricians. Particular attention is paid, through evidence-based material, to the most serious and frequently occurring conditions, such as head injuries, burns, animal bites, shock, trauma and child abuse. The book incorporates the most recent advances in pediatrics and considers both the individual needs of the child as a patient and the needs of the family. Emergency physicians and pediatricians will both find this handbook indispensable.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Medical Emergencies. Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and life threatening emergencies. Shock. Cardiac emergencies. Respiratory emergencies. Neurological emergencies. Gastrointestinal emergencies and abdominal pain. Endocrine emergencies. Renal emergencies. Genital emergencies. Hematological emergencies. Psychiatric emergencies. Dermatological emergencies. Poisoning in children. The crying baby/infant distress. Febrile child under 3 years. Part II: Trauma and Surgical Emergencies. Major trauma - general. Specific major trauma. Head injury. Emergency burn management including smoke inhalation. Skeletal injuries. Minor trauma. Bacterial soft tissue infections. Ocular emergencies. Emergency of the ear, nose and throat. Dental emergencies. Child abuse. Animal bites and stings. Part III: General Topics. Immunization. Pain management. Transport of the seriously ill child. The dead and dying child. Medicolegal issues. Emergency formulary.