APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course

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Gary R. Strange, Arthur Cooper (MD.)
American College of Emergency Physicians, 1998 - Medical - 287 pages
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Designed as a clinical resource and review guide, this text caters for health care professionals and includes the information needed to evaluate and manage a wide range of emergency paediatric illnesses and injuries during the first crucial hour of treatment. It includes chapters on: diagnozing paediatric shock; evaluating severe head and cervical spine trauma; recognizing physical and sexual abuse; guidelines for burn triage and management; management of common life-threatening disorders; calculating drug dosages based on estimated body weight; and treatment of toxic ingestion and inhalation injuries.

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About the author (1998)

Gary R. Strange, MD, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Dr. Strange is the lead editor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, the second edition of which is due to publish in February 2002.

Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, medical editor, is Director of EMS, Emergency Medical Residency at the Spectrum Health Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan; EMS Medical Director, Kent County Emergency Medical Services; and Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, College of Human Medicine at the Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr. Krohmer has received many awards and honors, including the 1998 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in EMS Award and the 2000 MCEP Meritorious Service Award. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is a medical specialty society formed in 1969 to improve emergency care. Before emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty with unique training and skills, emergency rooms were often inadequately managed and staffed. As the number of patients seeking emergency care increased, the need for change became apparent. The College was created to drive that change, thereby improving patient care and saving lives. Today, the College has more than 21,000 members and is the recognized header in emergency medicine.

Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. He is the Editor-in-Chief of several of the parent publications for the AAP including "Caring For Your Baby" and "Young Child, The First Year Of Life," and" A Guide to Child Symptoms," Dr. Shelov pioneered and developed these series of books. In 2002, Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, its singular highest award for pediatric education. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 57,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP books with Bantam include "Caring for Your Baby" and "Young Child Birth to Five," "Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 to 12," "Caring for Your Teenage"r, "Guide to Toilet Training," and "New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding,

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