In the Blink of an Eye: Inside a Children's Trauma Center

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Provides a behind-the-scenes look at a care center dedicated to saving the lives of children severely traumatized in accidents and reveals the compassion, technology, and drama that are a daily part of operations

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Motivated by the 50,000 American children disabled each year, and by a realization of the profound differences between adult and pediatric trauma, Dr. Marty Eichelberger in 1980 established a revolutionary, technically advanced pediatric emergency unit at Washington, D.C.'s Children Hospital Medical Center and community outreach program, vividly described here by Doelp ( Stocktrauma , etc.). With keenly observed detail, conveying the life-and-death urgency, he follows several cases from the accident scene, transport often by helicopter to the emergency service for diagnosis and treatment by special teams, followed by rehabilitation when needed. The 95 percent survival rate among patients at the children's trauma center, notes Doelp, should justify a national network of such programs. First serial to Redbook, Literary Guild selection; author tour.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This forceful presentation of the founding and development of the Pediatric Trauma Center of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. is a prime example that exciting reading and reality are not diametrically opposed. Although the focus is mainly on the young accident victims, their families, and their health care providers, the ideals of pediatric emergency care are also examined. Interwoven within the case histories is another story--that of Dr. Marty Eichelberger, engenderer of the concept of an emergency center devoted to children. The text provides gripping action, a you-are-there look behind the scenes, and a strong message for accident prevention. This will have wide appeal. Recommended for public and medical libraries.
- Kimberly E. Megginson, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Fayetteville, Ark.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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