Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains
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Emergency Care for Children:
Growing Pains
(2007)
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Children represent a special challenge for emergency care providers, because they have unique medical needs in comparison to adults. For decades, policy makers and providers have recognized the special needs of children, but the system has been slow to develop an adequate response to their needs. This is in part due to inadequacies within the broader emergency care system. Emergency Care for Children examines the challenges associated with the provision of emergency services to children and families and evaluates progress since the publication of the Institute of Medicine report Emergency Medical Services for Children (1993), the first comprehensive look at pediatric emergency care in the United States. This new book offers an analysis of:

&#8226 The role of pediatric emergency services as an integrated component of the overall health system.

&#8226 System-wide pediatric emergency care planning, preparedness, coordination, and funding.

&#8226 Pediatric training in professional education.

&#8226 Research in pediatric emergency care.

Emergency Care for Children is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency health care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the pediatric deficiencies within their emergency care systems.

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360 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-309-10171-4
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Institute of Medicine. Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.

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