The emergency presentation of children’s illnesses and injuries is a worldwide problem. Casemix, workload and management vary from country to country. Handbook of PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PDF
However, there is enough commonality to warrant the production of this international text. It is written by experienced practitioners from the United Kingdom, North America and Australia.
This concise book – Handbook of PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PDF has been produced for junior doctors and other staff in Emergency Departments and will also be of use to trainee pediatricians and family practitioners. It covers the presentation, assessment, investigation and emergency management of lifethreatening, serious and frequently presenting conditions. The format is mainly systembased, but it has some useful diagnostic symptom-based algorithms and covers pediatric medical, surgical and orthopedic conditions and trauma. There are also chapters on child abuse, pain management and medicolegal issues. The book – Handbook of PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PDF is based on evidence-based research where this is available and otherwise on a consensus view. Variations in management between healthcare systems are highlighted. The brief formulary is based on drug dosages set by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, in the UK, and by the Advanced Paediatric Life Support Group (2001). Local guidelines and formularies should be used where available. We are grateful to the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, for their permission to use some of their clinical guidelines.