Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC)

by Indumathy Santhanam

This book discusses pediatric emergency medicine course (PEMC) and its use of special relevance in India. PEMC is useful in such places with a vast majority of critically ill children, with access to appropriate pre-hospital emergency medical services, specialist retrieval teams and advanced intensive care facilities. This book includes a structured method of fitting the findings of the cardiopulmonary assessment into the pediatric assessment triangle, understanding the physiological status, and making the optimal therapeutic decision in the first hour of resuscitation in the absence of biochemical or radiological support. Some topics discussed include recognition of critical illness in the emergency department, airway management, cardiogenic shock, hypertensive emergencies, multisystem trauma, specific poisons, snake bite envenomation, laryngeal mask airway, and central venous access.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Santhanam Indumathy Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
ISBN 9788184482799
Speciality Pediatrics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10600
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2008
Pages 199
Book Type Textbook

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