Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course – 2nd edition
The long awaited second edition of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC) manual is here. A veritable atlas of resuscitation, it has the largest number of photographs taken before, during and after resuscitation. It explains how the pediatric assessment triangle has been modified to help take therapeutic decisions. Current evidence-based guidelines have been incorporated such that safer and more effective treatments are employed during resuscitation. In-depth explanations of underlying mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology are given. These help the reader to understand in a ‘back to basics’ way what is going on in a patient and help make differential diagnoses. There is also considerable detail and up to date information on key drugs, emergency treatments and essential equipment. For the first time evidence from patients has been used to teach how to save a life in the initial minutes. This book teaches that the best resource in the successful resuscitation of seriously ill children is yourself. Key features include: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC) manual helps you understand why the child has become seriously ill. It shows you how you could pick up those early subtle signs of danger. It shows you how you too can learn the skills to put yourself those vital minutes ahead in the race against death and neurological handicap. It teaches you the ‘Pearls and Pitfalls’ of all the common interventions in the care of the acutely ill child. It highlights the current state of the art evidence supporting many of the interventions during active resuscitation. For the first time, you will be taught a unique ‘step by step approach’ to save a child’s life using real life case scenarios. For the first time, in this subspecialty, you will have a ‘never before’ experience with brilliant pictures of real time resuscitation.