It is now more than ten years since the publication of the first edition of Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine and interest in this specialty continues to grow at a local and international level. Paediatric emergency medicine can be a challenging and difficult area for doctors. Children cannot always communicate their problems verbally, while parents are anxious and the possibility of a missed diagnosis is ever present. Although the principles in managing paediatric patients are the same as adults there are significant differences in patterns of illness and response. In addition, the therapies available vary widely between adult and paediatric practice.
Section 1: Approach to the paediatric patient
Section 2: Resuscitation
Section 3: Neonatal emergencies
Section 4: Trauma in children
Section 5: Cardiovascular
Section 6: Respiratory
Section 7: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Section 8: Neurology
Section 9: Infectious diseases
Section 10: Metabolic emergencies
Section 11: Haematology and oncology
Section 12: Dermatology
Section 13: Eyes
Section 14: ENT and dental
Section 15: Obstetrics and gynaecology
Section 16: Renal
Section 17: Psychiatric
Section 18: Crisis intervention
Section 19: Administration in EMS
Section 20: Analgesia and sedation
Section 21: Poisoning
Section 22: Environmental
Section 23: Ultrasound
Section 24: Common procedures
Section 25: Orthopaedics and rheumatology
Section 26: Male genitalia
Section 27: Transport and retrieval
Section 28: Teaching paediatric emergency medicine
Section 29: Paediatric research in the emergency department
Section 30: Adolescent medicine in the emergency department
Browne, Gary J. Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead; Chair of Discipline of Emergency Medicine, The University of Sydney; Head of Academic Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.
Mitra, Biswadev Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Dalziel, Stuart Director of Emergency Medicine Research, The University of Auckland and Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
Craig, Simon Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University; Emergency Physician, Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.