Pediatric Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of the Poisoned Child

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9780071417365: Pediatric Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of the Poisoned Child

Evidence-based and age-specific, this book guides the clinician through the diagnosis and management of the poisoned pediatric patient. Features high yield facts at the start of each chapter, case presentations throughout, a 200+ question self-assessment section, antidote dosage tables, color plates, and coverage of herbal products, vitamins, cosmetics, spider bites, and snake bites.

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“There is perhaps nothing more anxiety provoking to the health care professional than caring for a critically ill child... many clinicians have limited experience in treating critically ill children, especially poisoned children. Ironically, despite the fact that nearly two-thirds of all poisoning cases reported to nation-wide poison control centers involve children, few reference sources are available to the practitioner that specifically address the care of the poisoned child... we sincerely believe that if this textbook assists one clinician in saving the life of one child, all the work was worthwhile.”
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Considers the unique, clinically important differences of, AND between younger patients...

Featuring evidence-based treatment and disposition guidelines drawn from the scientific literature or poison center data, this indispensable reference provides concise, practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning and drug overdose in the fetus, premature infant, neonate, toddler, and adolescent. What’s more, 53 case studies and over 200 Q&As enable you to assess your understanding of the content, and help you to immediately apply this knowledge to daily practice.

Written by leading experts in pediatrics and toxicology, PEDIATRIC TOXICOLOGY features:
*Unique, age-specific guidelines for the assessment and treatment of poisonings due to OTC and prescription medications; Household products; Herbals; Vitamins; Cosmetics; Illicit drugs; Heavy metals; Environmental toxins; Insect, snake, spider, and marine envenomations; and more
*Antidote dosage tables
*53 case studies that highlight important clinical points and further hone your diagnostic and management skills
*Special coverage of poison prevention in the home; pre-hospital management; APLS; airway management; more
*Over 200 Q&As for review, test preparation, or CME
*Color plates, along with numerous figures and tables that effectively summarize information for ease of reference
*Expert advice on controversial topics such as ipecac and hyperbaric oxygen treatments; drug abuse; teen suicide; and child abuse

Easy-to-use and highly affordable, PEDIATRIC TOXICOLOGY is a “must-have” for any health care provider working in the office, poison control center, urgent care environment, pediatric ward, or intensive care unit.

About the Author:

Timothy B. Erickson, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Residency Program Director, Director, Division of Clinical Toxicology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Specialist in Clinical Toxicology; editor of Toxicology section in Strange/Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition to his work in pediatric toxicology, Dr. Erickson has garnered wide recognition for his work in educating emergency physicians about herbal toxicities.

William R. Ahrens, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Specialist in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; co-editor of Strange/Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Just the Facts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; contributor to Tintinalli’s Pediatric section

Steven E. Aks, DO, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Specialist in Clinical Toxicology; contributor to Strange/Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Carl Baum, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, Director of Medical Toxicology, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Specialist in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Baum is also a consultant for the State of Connecticut Poison Control Center.

Louis Ling, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of Clinical Toxicology, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
An accomplished toxicologist and great educator who edits Toxicology Secrets (Lippincott 2001) and co-edits Clinical Toxicology (Saunders 2000)

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