Pediatrics pp 156-186 | Cite as

Approach to Pediatric Emergencies

  • Thomas A. Lera
Part of the Oklahoma Notes book series (OKLAHOMA)


Management of a critically ill or injured child demands a systematic approach. This systematic approach must include a plan to identify and begin emergent treatment for stabilization of the patient even before a complete history and physical examination are obtainable. In addition, a timely, directed evaluation of each body area must be performed in order to minimize the chance of overlooking potentially serious additional/contributing illnesses or injuries.


Spinal Cord Injury Hepatic Encephalopathy Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pediatric Emergency Hypertensive Encephalopathy 
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