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Pocket Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course for Interns
Indumathy Santhanam MD DCH

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Edition 1/e
Publish Year2018
Size 4.25" x 6"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 160
Quick Overview
Based on the experience gained from training house officers and under-graduates in the field of PEM, over the past 2 decades, this pocket manual shows how to save life in simple systematic steps in the absence of trained emergency physicians. An innovative case record has been devised which aids in assessment, intervention and documentation during resuscitation. The pediatric assessment triangle has been simplified to assist decision making. A color atlas, shows how to mask ventilate, introduce a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or secure intraosseous access. In addition, information has been added about common drugs used in the out patient department, prophylaxis following exposure, procedures, approach to fever and how to prepare one-self when shifting a child for radiology.
Key Features
• The Pocket Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course (PEMC) for interns is a manual tailored for junior doctors

• It is based on the assumption that expertise in pediatric emergency medicine is not immediately available

• It teaches a team approach to the rapid assessment and management of critically ill children in resource-limited settings

• It emphasizes on clinical acumen, team communication and repeated assessments

• Algorithms are based on history and assessment that lead to choosing best-suited interventions

• The PEMC teaches resuscitation with minimal reliance on expensive tests or scans

• The royalties from the "Pocket PEMC for interns" will be used to support academic activities in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Institute of Child Health, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Target Audience
Junior doctors or interns
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