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Pediatric Case Studies for the Paramedic

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Stephen J. Rahm, NRP

Children are not simply adults.  They commonly present with unique problems that are typically not encountered in older patients.  These unique problems require the paramedic to alter, to some degree, his or her approach to the sick or injured child.  Because a relatively small percentage of EMS calls involve a critically ill or injured child, it is common for the paramedic to experience anxiety when such a call is received. Pediatric Case Studies for the Paramedic contains 20 case studies representing a variety of pediatric emergencies that paramedics may encounter in the field.

Pediatric Case Studies for the Paramedic is intended to reinforce the importance of a systematic patient assessment and management approach to paramedic students by presenting them with emergencies that they are likely to encounter while treating pediatric patients.  A superb supplement to classroom and textbook learning, this book allows the reader to practice applying knowledge to cases before actually going on an emergency call.

Features & Benefits
  • Each chapter begins with a case study.  Each case begins with a thorough case presentation.
  • Initial Assessment information is presented in a table.
  • Fill-in-the-blank questions are interspersed throughout the case for students to answer as they read.
  • Focused History and Physical Examination information is presented in a table.
  • High-quality rhythm strips show the patient’s cardiac rhythm.
  • Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History information is presented in a table.
  • Ongoing Assessment information is presented in a table.
  • The Case Study Answers and Summary section explains the answers to each question presented in the case study, and the rationale behind management and treatment.
  • Illustrations demonstrate key points.
Table of Contents

Case Study 1:  7-Year-Old Female with Difficulty Breathing
Case Study 2:  7-Month-Old Female with Vomiting and Diarrhea
Case Study 3:  Premature Newborn with Cardiopulmonary Depression
Case Study 4:  4-Year-Old Male Who Was Electrocuted
Case Study 5:  3-Year-Old Male with a Seizure
Case Study 6:  6-Year-Old Female Struck by an Automobile
Case Study 7:  4-Year-Old Female Who Ingested a Medication
Case Study 8:  9-Year-Old Male with Severe Burns
Case Study 9:  6-Month-Old in Respiratory Distress
Case Study 10:  5-Year-Old Male Involved in a Motor Vehicle Crash
Case Study 11:  7-Year-Old Male with an Airway Obstruction
Case Study 12:  10-Year-Old Female Who is Unresponsive
Case Study 13:  5-Year-Old Male Who is Not Breathing
Case Study 14:  2-Month-Old Male with Suspected SIDS
Case Study 15:  8-Year-Old Male Near-Drowning Victim
Case Study 16:  6-Year-Old Male with an Altered Mental Status
Case Study 17:  A 10-Year-Old Abused Male
Case Study 18:  2-Year-Old Female with High Fever
Case Study 19:  3-Year-Old Male with Respiratory Distress
Case Study 20:  Childhood Injuries Prevention

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