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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures
Second edition
edited by Christopher King

Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, Second edition provides clear, complete instructions on every emergency medicine procedure performed on infants, children, and adolescents. More than 1,000 detailed drawings, most in two-color, show how to perform each procedure.

This edition includes a new chapter on new technologies and techniques for managing the difficult airway. Other new topics include use of tissue adhesives in laceration repair, focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST), management of priapism, reimplanting an avulsed permanent tooth, use of automatic external defibrillators, and procedures related to bioterrorism.


General Concepts

  1. Patient and Family Issues
  2. Techniques for Examining the Fearful Child
  3. Restraint Techniques
  4. Evaluation of Vital Signs
  5. Use of Monitoring Devices
  6. Emergent Drug Dosing and Equipment Selection
  7. Aseptic Technique
  8. Protecting the Health Professional Against Hazardous Exposures
  9. Informed Consent
  10. Teaching Procedures
  11. Documentation

Cardiopulmonary Life Support Procedures

  1. Basic Life Support
  2. Oxygen Delivery, Suctioning, and Airway Adjuncts
  3. Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation
  4. Rapid Sequence Induction
  5. Emergent Endotracheal Intubation
  6. Management of the Difficult Airway
  7. Percutaneous Transtrached Ventilation
  8. Central Venous Access and Central Venous Pressure Monitoring
  9. Venous Cutdown Catheterization
  10. Intraosseous Infusion
  11. Cardiac Pacing
  12. Cardiovascular and Defibrillation

Trauma Life Support Procedures

  1. Cervical Spine Immobilization and Imaging
  2. Helmet Removal
  3. Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  4. Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
  5. Control of Exsanguinating External Hemorrhage
  6. Thoracostomy and Related Procedures
  7. Autotransfusion
  8. Emergency Thoracotomy
  9. Retrograde Urethrography and Cystography

Anesthesia and Sedation Procedures

  1. Procedural Sedation and Pain Management Techniques
  2. Nitrous Oxide Administration
  3. Local and Regional Anesthesia

Special Procedures for Neonates

  1. Neonatal Resuscitation Procedures
  2. Prevention and Management of Meconium Aspiration
  3. Umbilical Vessel Catheterization
  4. Emergency Management of Selected Congenital Anomalies
  5. Heel Sticks

Neurologic and Neurosurgical Procedures

  1. Lumber Puncture
  2. Venticular Shunt and Burr Hole Puncture
  3. Subdural Puncture
  4. Ventricular Puncture

Ophthalmologic Procedures

  1. General Pediatric Ophthalmic Procedures
  2. Slit Lamp Examination
  3. Ocular Foreign Body Removal
  4. Irrigation of Conjunctiva
  5. Eye Patching and Eye Guards
  6. Contact Lens Removal

Otolaryngologic Procedures

  1. Acute Upper Airway Foreign Body Removal
  2. Otoscopic Examination
  3. Removal of Cerumen Impaction
  4. Foreign Body Removal from the External Auditory Canal
  5. External Ear Procedures
  6. Tympanocentesis
  7. Management of Epistaxis
  8. Drainage and Packing of a Nasal Septal Hematoma
  9. Nasal Foreign Body Removal
  10. Pharyngeal Procedures
  11. Diagnostic Laryngoscopic Procedures

Dental Procedures

  1. Orofacial Anesthesia Techniques
  2. Incision and Drainage of a Dental Abscess
  3. Management of Dental Fractures
  4. Reimplanting an Avulsed Permanent Tooth
  5. Splinting Teeth
  6. Management of Soft Tissue Injuries of the Mouth
  7. Reduction of Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

Cardiovascular Procedures

  1. The Electrocardiogram in Infants and Children
  2. Converting Stabel Supraventricular Tachycardia
  3. Pericardiocentesis
  4. Arterial Puncture and Catheterization
  5. Venipuncture and Peripheral Venous Access
  6. Accessing Indwelling Central Lines

Pulmonary Procedures

  1. Use of Pulse Oximetry
  2. End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  3. Peak Flow Rate Measurement
  4. Use of Metered Dose Inhalers, Spacers, and Nebulizers
  5. Suctioning the Trachea
  6. Replacement of a Tracheostomy Cannula
  7. Thoracentesis
  8. Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation

Gastrointestinal Procedures

  1. Management of Esophageal Foreign Bodies
  2. Gastric Intubation
  3. Gastrostomy Tube Replacement
  4. Paracentesis
  5. Inguinal Hernia Reduction
  6. Treatment of Umbilical Granuloma
  7. Oral Rehydration
  8. Reducing a Rectal Prolapse

Genitourinary Procedures

  1. Prepubertal Genital Examination
  2. Vaginal Foreign Body Removal
  3. Adolescent Pelvic Examination
  4. Forensic Examination of the Sexual Assault Victim
  5. Bladder Catheterization
  6. Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration
  7. Manual Detorsion of the Tests
  8. Paraphimosis Reduction
  9. Management of Zipper Injuries
  10. Obstetrical Procedures for Adolescents

Orthopaedic Procedures

  1. Splinting Procedures
  2. Short Arm and Short Leg Casts
  3. Hand and Finger Injuries
  4. Arthrocentesis
  5. Reduction of Common Joint Dislocations and Subluxations
  6. Approach to Fractures with Neurovascular Compromise

Minor Emergency Procedures

  1. General Wound Management
  2. Laceration Repair
  3. Use of Tissue Adhesives in Laceration Repair
  4. Management of Plantar Puncture Wounds
  5. Subcutaneous Foreign Bodies
  6. Hair Tourniquet Removal
  7. Burn Management
  8. Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscess
  9. Incision and Drainage of a Paronychia
  10. Incision and Drainage of a Felon
  11. Ingrown Toenail Repair
  12. Fishhook Removal
  13. Ring Removal
  14. Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Injections
  15. Use of Atropine and Pralidoxime Autoinjectors

Laboratory Skills

  1. Obtaining Biologic Specimens
  2. Clinical Laboratory Procedures
  3. Skin Testing

Toxicologic and Environmental Procedures

  1. Gastric Emptying
  2. Activated Charcoal Administration
  3. Whole-Bowel Irrigation
  4. Skin Decontamination
  5. Envenomation Management and Tick Removal
  6. Cooling Procedures
  7. Warming Procedures

Ultrasonographic Techniques

  1. General Principles of Emergency Department Ultrasonography
  2. Ultrasound-Assisted Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration
  3. Emergent Cardiac Ultrasonography
  4. Ultrasound Evaluation of Potential Ectopic Pregnancy
  5. Ultrasonographic Foreign Body Localization and Removal
  6. Ultrasound-Assisted Venous Access
  7. Focused AbdominalSonography for Trauma


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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures
Second edition
edited by Christopher King

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