Pediatric Traumatic Emergencies (Paperback)
Part of the "What Do I Do Now?: Emergency Medicine" series, Pediatric Traumatic Emergencies uses a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the examination, investigation, and management of injured children. Each chapter provides a discussion of the diagnosis, key points to remember, and selected references for further reading. Areas of controversy are clearly delineated with a discussion regarding evidence-based options and a balanced view of treatment and disposition decisions. The book addresses a wide range of topics including hemorrhage, chest trauma, abdominal marks, clavicle fractures, and more. Pediatric Traumatic Emergencies is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult pediatric patients. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do I do now?" Advance Praise for Pediatric Traumatic Emergencies "The book contains an excellent review of the most common pediatric traumatic emergency cases and provides practitioners to a succinct and effective reference on hand that will help with the tricky nuances of pediatric traumas that are often glossed over. As an ATLS instructor I found the descriptions of the traumatic presentations and follow-up questions to ask concerning patients with head injuries an extremely accurate section. As pediatric trauma is the number one cause of mortality in the age range, having this information available for reference to those less familiar may be vital to saving lives." -- Ian Hoffman, MD FAAP, Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College - New York Presbyterian, New York, NY
About the Author
Ann M. Dietrich, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital. Actively involved locally, regionally, and nationally she has assisted with clinical policy development and curricular development to enhance the care of children in the acute setting.