Pediatric Intensive Care

Pediatric Intensive Care

R. Scott Watson, MD, MPH and Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM

Print publication date: Mar 2017

ISBN: 9780199918027

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Pediatric Intensive Care offers providers of critical care to children, from trainees to experienced clinicians, a concise, easy-to-carry resource on pediatric critical care medicine. It is designed for frequent and quick reference at the bedside, providing solutions to questions and situations encountered in practice. The 20 chapters are written by authorities in the field and include citations of some of the most essential references for further reading on each topic. The chapters cover key elements of the practice of pediatric critical care medicine, from cardiopulmonary resuscitation, monitoring, and procedures to extracorporeal life support, sedation and analgesia, and end of life care. Etiology and treatment of all types of organ failure are presented, as are chapters on toxicological emergencies/poisoning, critical care pharmacology, trauma, and burns. The book is sized to fit in a pocket, includes access to electronic, web-based content, and contains focused text, bulleted lists, tables, and figures. The book facilitates the delivery of critical care by residents, fellows, generalists in settings where critical care expertise is not readily available, and practicing intensivists.