Introducing an all-new edition of the leader in comprehensive pediatric emergency medicine texts. Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition retains the clinical focus of the first edition, with new information on anesthesia and sedatin, infections in children, resuscitation legal issues, and clinical management. Hundreds of pages are devoted to evaluating signs and symptoms of both region- and system-specific disorders. Supporting pathophysiology is discussed and references are provided. Written by double-boarded specialists in emergency medicine and pediatrics.All-new chapters cover fluids and electrolyte balance, near drowning, the pediatric emergency environment, hematology and oncologic disorders, quality improvement, and risk management. Differential diagnosis is emphasized throughout.Extensive tablesand figures provide needed facts at a glance.