APLS : the pediatric emergency medicine resource

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American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 806 pages
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More than 15 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians joined forces to develop the highly regarded Advanced Pediatric Life Support program, or APLS. Today APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource is an advancement in presenting the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. This long-term resource provides emergency physicians, pediatricians, and all other health care professionals with a complete body of knowledge in pediatric emergency medicine. Each chapter, or "module" of education, is case based and covers the key elements of assessment, diagnosis, testing, treatment, and disposition. Each chapter also includes references, helpful tables and charts, photographs and illustrations, and multiple-choice CME questions to test the reader's knowledge. Book jacket.

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Contents

Brief Contents 1 Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies
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Pediatric Assessment
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The Pediatric Airway in Health and Disease
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About the author (2004)

Guy H Haskell, Ph.D, NREMT-P is the Director of Emergency Medical and Safety Services Consultants. He is also a Paramedic and Firefighter with the Benton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Unionville, IN.

Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP is a Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. She is also the Director of Emergency Medical Services and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowships at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's Department of Emergency Medicine in Torrance, CA.

Yamamoto is a pediatrician.