American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine. Editors: Jeffrey C. Gershel, MD, FAAP and Daniel A. Rauch, MD, FAAP, SFHM
Developed by top pediatric hospitalists, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics, 3rd Edition, is sure to become your go-to resource from initial patient evaluation all the way through discharge management. Quickly obtain the essential information for managing a wide range of pediatric medical conditions in patients who have been admitted to the hospital with this trusted, pocket-sized reference.
Each chapter not only discusses clinical presentation, essential laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, indications for consultation, and disposition but contains many helpful tables and an easy-to-follow template. Chapters also include a short bulleted list of essential pearls and pitfalls. Although the book focuses primarily on diseases and conditions, it contains helpful sections that address the many other issues practicing hospitalists are confronted with, including ethics, billing, utilization management, surge planning, and transport, as well as a brief section on common equipment.
The alphabetized Contents has been updated to include Hypertension, Constipation, Surge Planning, Utilization Management, and both Acute COVID-19 Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). A new part on newborn care has been added, covering topics such as breastfeeding, hypoglycemia of the newborn, and early onset sepsis.
Jeffrey C. Gershel, MD, FAAP
Jeffrey C. Gershel, MD, FAAP, is vice chairman of the department of pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center and professor of clinical pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.
Daniel A. Rauch, MD, FAAP, SFHM
Daniel A. Rauch, MD, SFHM, FAAP is the Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr Rauch has been very involved in the development of the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) with leadership roles in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Academic Pediatric Association, planning the national PHM conference and 2 separate regional conferences, starting the national PHM Fellows meeting, and helping move forward the PHM certification effort. He is coeditor of Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics, 2e, and Challenging Cases in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine
The Section on Hospital Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of children in the hospital settings through advocacy, education, and service.
Despite its heft, this book is intended to be a handbook as opposed to a comprehensive text. As such, readers will not glean deeper coverage of physiology or review of clinical reasoning. Rather, the book is directive for making assessments, arriving at diagnoses and treatment plans, and avoiding harm.
The book is intended for practicing pediatric hospitalists to consult or seek a second opinion to see if their intended approach is reasonable. The authors are well respected voices of wisdom and authority who have shaped the establishment of pediatric hospitalist medicine as a recognized subspecialty. They know their audience well and write for their colleagues.
This book reads much like The Osler Medical Handbook or The Harriet Lane Handbook for trainees, except it is dedicated to inpatient pediatric medicine, as opposed to the entire field of pediatrics or internal medicine. This is not the first edition, and it will not be the last, as we are all committed to better practice and lifelong learning to afford our patients the best outcomes.
Bridget M Wild, MD (NorthShore University HealthSystem)
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