Strange and Schafermeyer's Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Fourth Edition: Edition 4

ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES WITH THE MOST CLINICALLY FOCUSED GUIDE TO PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE

"...A comprehensive and current resource for anyone who cares for children in an acute setting." -- JAMA (review of previous edition)

Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, this thoroughly updated, full-color resource presents a complete overview of pediatric emergency medicine.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine begins with an essential symptom-based section on cardinal presentations that familiarizes you with crucial life-saving protocols. Subsequent sections cover all major categories of disease--from respiratory failure to pediatric hypertension--that present in children on an urgent or emergent basis.

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  • Broad scope of the text spans the entire spectrum of pediatric emergencies, from resuscitation and trauma, to gastrointestinal and psychosocial emergencies
  • Over 100 diagnostic and treatment algorithms present an at-a-glance review of best practices for optimizing patient care
  • 1200 color images show you what to expect and what to do
  • Chapter-opening key points, followed by concise coverage of pathophysiology, offers incisive guidance on what needs to be done to effectively stabilize and treat the pediatric patient
  • NEW! Chapter on foreign bodies offers an in-depth overview of this common pediatric problem
  • NEW! Updated references throughout include the most recent pediatric emergency guidelines and recommendations from professional societies

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About the author

Robert W. Schafermeyer, MD, FACEP, FAAP (Chapel Hill, NC) Chief and Associate Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC; Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Milton Tenenbein, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, FAACT, FACMT Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Manitoba,and Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Children’s Hospital,Winnipeg, Manitoba;

Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Palomar-Pomerado Hospitals/California Emergency Physicians Associate Clinical Professor Children's Hospital and Health Center University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA;

Loren G. Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBAProfessor of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Honolulu, HI;

Charles G. Macias,MD , Chief of Academic Programs, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Nov 5, 2014
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Pages
1008
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ISBN
9780071829243
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Pediatrics
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The quick reference you need to prepare for any pediatric emergency medicine examination or stay abreast of the latest developments in the field

Covering the full scope of pediatric emergency medicine, this concise, yet comprehensive, review is the perfect tool to prepare for in-training, board certification, or recertification examinations, or for use as a clinical refresher. Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts provides the essential information needed for the emergency care of children in a readily accessible manner that makes important material easy to read and remember.

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A convenient and efficient presentation that condenses and simplifies must-know material for maximum retention and comprehension High-yield facts presented in clear, easy-to-read bullets More than 800 board-style questions with fully explained answers An emphasis on key points of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and differential, and treatment Content that highlights and summarizes important concepts to reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics

Coverage That Spans The Entire Field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sections Include: Cardinal Presentations; Sedation, Analgesia, and Imaging; Resuscitation; Respiratory Emergencies; Neurologic Emergencies; Infectious Emergencies; Immunologic Emergencies; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Endocrine Emergencies; Genitourinary Emergencies; Dermatologic Emergencies; Otolaryngologic Emergencies; Ophthalmologic Emergencies; Gynecologic Emergencies; Hamatologic and Oncologic Emergencies; Non-Traumatic Bone and Joint Disorders; Toxicologic Emergencies; Psychosocial Emergencies; Emergency Medical Services and Mass Casualty Incidents; Medicolegal and Administrative Issues.

After more than 75 years, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of pediatric care. Embracing the new advances in science as well as the time-honored art of pediatric practice, this classic reference provides the essential information that practitioners and other care providers involved in pediatric health care throughout the world need to understand to effectively address the enormous range of biologic, psychologic, and social problems that our children and youth may face. Brand-new chapters and comprehensive revisions throughout ensure that you have the most recent information on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases based on the latest recommendations and methodologies. Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using evidence-based medicine and astute clinical experiences from leading international authors—many new to this edition.A NEW layout provides superior portability and exceptional ease of use.

Gain a more complete perspective.

Along with a broader emphasis on imaging and molecular diagnoses and updated references, the new edition includes an increased focus on international issues to ensure relevance in pediatrics practice throughout the world.

Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches

with complete updates throughout 35 new chapters, including: Innovations in Addressing Child Health and Survival in Low Income Settings; Developmental Domains and Theories of Cognition; The Reggio Emilia Educational Approach Catatonia ; Refeeding Syndrome; Altitude-associated Illness; Genetic Approaches to Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases; Healthcare−Associated Infections; Intrapartum and Peripartum Infections; Bath salts and other drugs of abuse; Small Fiber Polyneuropathy; Microbiome; Kingella kingae; Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy; Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Plagiocephaly; CNS Vasculitis; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture; and Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury.

Recognize, diagnose, and manage genetic and acquired conditions

more effectively. A new Rehabilitation section with 10 new chapters, including: Evaluation of the Child for Rehabilitative Services; Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury and Autonomic Crisis Management; Spasticity; Birth Brachial Plexus Palsy; Traumatic and Sports-Related Injuries; Meningomyelocele; Health and Wellness for Children with Disabilities.

Manage the transition to adult healthcare for children with chronic diseases

through discussions of the overall health needs of patients with congenital heart defects, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis.

Understand the principles of therapy

and which drugs and dosages to prescribe for every disease.
THE FIELD'S MOST TRUSTED AND COMPREHENSIVE POCKET GUIDE TO TREATING COMMON AND RARE PROBLEMS IN NEWBORNS--EXPANDED AND UPDATED

"A copy of this reference should be kept readily available in the newborn unit. It is a potent learning tool for NCU students." -- Family Medicine review of an earlier edition

A true essential for twenty-five years, this streamlined pocket reference provides logically organized, quickly retrievable information on basic and advanced management techniques for the neonate. Featuring a convenient outline approach that puts key information at your fingertips, this quick reference covers everything you need to know about on-call neonatal problems, procedures, diseases and disorders, and pharmacology.

FEATURES:

NEW International editorial board NEW Chapters on therapeutic hypothermia, laryngeal mask airway, extravasation and infiltration, transillumination, transpyloric intubation, pain in the neonate, coagulation disorders, transient neonatal myasthenia gravis, pertussis, and tuberculosis NEW Full-color images of neonatal rashes and dermatologic problems NEW Immunization tables An "On Call" section presenting 34 common and serious patient management issues with guidelines for rapid diagnosis and treatment Cutting-edge strategies for management of specific respiratory syndromes One of the most comprehensive listings of neonatal medications available anywhere Valuable appendices, including Abbreviations Used in Neonatology, Blood Pressure Determinations, Isolation Guidelines, and more
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