Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine,
Edition 4
Edited by Peter Cameron, MBBS, MD, FACEM, Gary J. Browne, MD, MBBS, MSpMed, DipMedEd, FRACP, FACEM, FAAP, Biswadev Mitra, MBBS MHSM PhD FACEM, Stuart Dalziel, MBChB FRACP PhD and Simon Craig, MBBS MHPE MPH FACEM

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2023

This leading text is essential reading for all those working in the paediatric emergency medicine setting who require concise, highly practical guidance that incorporates the latest best practice and evidence-based guidelines.

The Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine provides clear, concise and comprehensive information to support clinicians in what can be a challenging area to provide care. It not only covers diagnosis and management of all common presentations, but it also includes practical tips on communicating with both patients and their families.

As a companion book to Cameron’s Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, this volume is specifically tailored to the educational needs of emergency medicine trainees, but is also expected to benefit others working in the emergency setting including paramedics and emergency nurse specialists.

Key Features

  • Concise chapters and key point boxes allow for the quick and easy retrieval of information
  • Comprehensive coverage of all major topics that present within paediatric emergency care
  • Practical tips on communicating with patients and their families
  • All key topics updated to include latest available evidence
  • New section on COVID-19 and Infection control

  • Expanded and enhanced coverage of the use of ultrasound in emergency care
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customise your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud
About the author
Edited by Peter Cameron, MBBS, MD, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Alfred Health Emergency Service; Gary J. Browne, MD, MBBS, MSpMed, DipMedEd, FRACP, FACEM, FAAP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Chair of Discipline of Emergency Medicine, The University of Sydney; Head of Academic Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia; Biswadev Mitra, MBBS MHSM PhD FACEM, Emergency Physician, Alfred Health Emergency Service; Stuart Dalziel, MBChB FRACP PhD, Director of Emergency Medicine Research, The University of Auckland and Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; Simon Craig, MBBS MHPE MPH FACEM, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University and Emergency Physician, Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia
Table of Contents
Section 1 Approach to the Paediatric Patient
1.1 Approach to the paediatric patient
1.2 Common chronic paediatric conditions
Section 2 Resuscitation
2.1 Paediatric cardiopulmonary arrest
2.2 Paediatric basic life support
2.3 Paediatric advanced life support
2.4 Paediatric resuscitation in specific circumstances
2.5 Shock
2.6 Sepsis recognition and initial management
Section 3: Analgesia and Sedation
3.1 Analgesia
3.2 Procedural sedation
Section 4: Neonatal Emergencies
4.1 The normal neonate
4.2 The crying infant
4.3 Neonatal dermatology
4.4 Acute neonatal emergencies
4.5 Neonatal resuscitation
Section 5: Cardiology
5.1 Cardiovascular assessment and murmurs
5.2 Chest pain
5.3 Syncope
5.4 Cyanotic heart disease and tetralogy of Fallot spells
5.5 Heart failure
5.6 Congenital heart disease
5.7 Acute rheumatic fever
5.8 Infective endocarditis
5.9 Kawasaki disease
5.10 Cardiac arrhythmias
Section 6: Respiratory
6.1 Stridor and noisy breathing
6.2 Upper respiratory tract infections
6.3 Inhaled foreign body
6.4 Croup
6.5 Acute asthma
6.6 Pertussis
6.7 Community-acquired pneumonia
6.8 Bronchiolitis
Section 7: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
7.1 Abdominal pain
7.2 Vomiting
7.3 Gastrointestinal bleeding
7.4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux
7.5 Pyloric stenosis
7.6 Ingested foreign bodies
7.7 Acute liver failure
7.8 Diarrhoea
7.9 Acute hepatitis
7.10 Intussusception
7.11 Herniae
7.12 Gastroenteritis
7.13 Constipation
7.14 Inflammatory bowel disease
Section 8: Neurology
8.1 Cerebrospinal fluid shunt complications
8.2 Raised intracranial pressure
8.3 Seizures and non-epileptic events
8.4 Acute weakness
8.5 Acute ataxia
8.6 Headache
8.7 Central nervous system infections: meningitis and encephalitis
Section 9: Infectious diseases
9.1 Infectious Diseases, including fever
9.2 SARS-CoV-2
Section 10: Endocrinology and Metabolic
10.1 Inborn errors of metabolism
10.2 Hypoglycaemia in the non-diabetic child
10.3 Diabetic emergencies in children
10.4 Thyroid emergencies
10.5 Adrenal emergencies
10.6 Disorders of fluids, electrolytes and acid–base
Section 11: Haematology and Oncology
11.1 The use of blood products in children
11.2 Anaemia
11.3 Disorders of coagulation
11.4 Platelet disorders
11.5 Vasculitis
11.6 Acute leukaemia
11.7 Febrile neutropaenia
11.8 Emergencies in paediatric oncology
Section 12: Renal
12.1 Acute kidney injury
12.2 Haematuria
12.3 Hypertension
12.4 Urinary tract infection in pre-school children
12.5 Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
12.6 Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome 
12.7 Immunoglobulin A vasculitis
Section 13: Trauma in children
13.1 Introduction to paediatric trauma
13.2 Paediatric Neurotrauma
13.3 Spinal injury
13.4 Thoracic injuries in childhood
13.5 Abdominal and pelvic trauma
13.6 Burns
13.7 Children in a disaster response
13.8 Wound management
Section 14: Orthopaedics and rheumatology
14.1 Orthopaedics and rheumatology
14.2 The child with a limp
14.3 Fractures and dislocations
14.4 Risk management in acute paediatric orthopaedics
Section 15: Dermatology
15.1 Dermatology
Section 16: Ophthalmology
16.1 Ophthalmological emergencies
16.2 Congenital, developmental and neoplastic conditions
16.3 Ocular trauma
Section 17: ENT and Dental
17.1 The ear
17.2 The nose
17.3 The mouth and throat
17.4 Retropharyngeal abscess
17.5 Foreign bodies of Nose and Throat  plus caustic ingestion
Section 18: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
18.1 Paediatric Gynaecology
18.2 Emergency contraception
Section 19: Male Genitalia
19.1 Male genitalia
Section 20: Adolescent medicine in the emergency department
20.1 Adolescent medicine in the emergency department
20.2 Eating disorders and anorexia
Section 21: Psychiatric
21.1 Paediatric psychiatric emergencies
21.2 Acute behavioural disturbance in children and young people
Section 22: Crisis Intervention
22.1 Sexual assault
22.2 Child at risk
Section 23: Poisoning
23.1 General approach to poisoning
23.2 Specific poisons
Section 24: Environmental
24.1 Envenomation
24.2 Drowning
24.3 Heat-induced illness
24.4 Cold injuries
24.5 Anaphylaxis and food reactions
Section 25: Administration in EMS
25.1 Managing the death of a child in the ED: Bereavement issues
Section 26: Transport and Retrieval
26.1 Paediatric emergency retrieval
26.2 Sick child in rural hospital
Section 27: Teaching paediatric emergency medicine
27.1 Web-based resources
27.2 Teaching paediatric emergency medicine
Section 28: Paediatric research in the emergency department
28.1 Research in children in the emergency department
Section 29: Common procedures
29.1 Estimating the weight of infants and children
29.2 Basic Airway management techniques
29.3 Non-Invasive Ventilation
29.4 Endotracheal intubation
29.5 The surgical airway
29.6 Chest procedures
29.7 Removing and replacing a tracheostomy tube
29.8 Central and peripheral intravenous lines
29.9 Intraosseous access
29.10 Umbilical vessel cannulation
29.11 Defibrillation
29.12 Transurethral catheterisation and suprapubic bladder aspiration
29.13 Lumbar puncture
29.14 Reduction of paediatric inguinal hernias
29.15 Paraphimosis reduction
29.16 Gastrostomies and other enteral feeding devices– trouble shooting in the ED
Section 30: Ultrasound
30.1 Ultrasound
30.2 Diagnostic ultrasound in paediatric emergency medicine
30.3 Ultrasound guidance for procedures
30.4 Incorporating ultrasound into paediatric resuscitation
Book details
ISBN: 9780702085352
Page Count: 688
Illustrations : Approx. 220 illustrations (190 in full color)
Retail Price : £68.99
Emergency medicine trainee market; paediatricians in training