Barton D. Schmitt

​Barton Schmitt

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Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and medical director of the After-Hours Call Center at The Children's Hospital in Colorado.



Medical Director, Pediatric Call Center – Children's Hospital of Colorado
Professor of Pediatrics – University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director, General Consultative Services – Children's Hospital Colorado
Director, Enuresis-Encopresis Clinic
Attending Physician, Child Health Clinic



Recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics C. Anderson Aldrich award for contributions in Child Development in 1994.
​​Recipient of the AAP Education award for contributions in Pediatric Education in 2004.



My Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and InjuriesMy Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries

For many parents, treating a sick or injured child can be a daunting experience. In some cases, it's difficult to know whether a call or visit to the pediatrician is necessary or not. My Child Is Sick will help parents make the right decision.

This quick reference guide is based on Pediatric Telephone Protocols, the clinical guidelines used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the U.S. and Canada. These guidelines have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million phone calls.

Inside this practical guide, parents will find

  • Straightforward information on the most common illnesses and injuries of childhood
  • Decision charts to help care givers determine when to call the doctor and when it's safe to treat symptoms at home, as well as descriptions of which symptoms are normal during the course of an illness or recovery from an injury and which are cause for concern
  • Specific timeframe guidelines as to when to call the doctor or 911
  • In-depth advice for treating symptoms at home, taking the guesswork out of how to make little ones feel better
  • Drug dosage charts for the most commonly used non-prescription medicines 

With M​​​y Child is Sick at their fingertips, parents will never again have to worry about whether they've made the right decision about their child's illness or injury.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-552-0
  • Product Code: CB0066
  • Publication Date: May 2, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 308
  • Trim Size: 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics


In addition, Barton Schmitt, MD has written various professional publications on telephone triage, including AAP's Pediatric Telephone Protocols, 15th Edition in 2015.

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