Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1st edition 2018 pdf Chief Complaints and Differential Diagnosis
Most physicians, physicians-in-training, and physician assistants can take a test.They, know how to look at a question with a list of closed possibilities and choose the right choice. If given four possibilities, the correct answer is often obvious, or at least recognizable. Question banks and question in Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1st edition 2018 PDF book are designed to help learners with this, and they work well.
Textbooks are generally, almost universally, organized by organ system. This is a very rational way to write a textbook. It is straightforward from a writing perspective and allows the learner to get in-depth information about everything in a given organ system in a step-by-step fashion. When you haven’t learned about gastrointestinal physiology, let alone gastrointestinal pathophysiology, this makes sense, as well. But the practice of medicine isn’t really like either of these things.
Not really. Patients come in with complaints.heir complaints don’t come with a closed list of answers to choose from, and they don’t come with their organ-system chapter. A complaint may seem to be preferable to a specific organ system, but ultimately may be multifactorial. Take, for instance, the complaint of “shortness of breath.” Your brain wants you to think about the lungs and the airway as the source of the problem. But maybe it’s symptomatic anemia.Maybe it’s cardiac.Maybe it’s acidosis from ingestion.
Maybe it’s renal failure with fluid overload. Maybe it’s a foreign body. Maybe it’s traumatic, even with no history of trauma. It happens. But most written resources do not invoke the model of the patient as a mystery, the disease as an unknown.They presuppose you know it’s a problem because the complaint is vomiting, or that it’s a toxin this Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1st edition 2018 PDF book strives to Fill the gap between traditional textbooks and bedside medicine. Instead of being organized by organ system, this book is organized by chief complaint, based on published frequencies of the most common pediatric chief complaints seen in emergency departments.
Each chapter represents a chief complaint. Each case is presented as an unknown, with a historical vignette and an examination and ancillary tests, after which we have provided questions for thought. he reader should stop and consider the case and really think about these questions, the next steps, the dilemmas that are real, presented by these patients that are real, written by the physicians who actually cared for them. his is followed by the diagnosis, and a discussion of the disease as well as the other diseases that you should have considered, and how to distinguish them from one another.
You can use this book on your own, or you can use it with a friend.Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1st edition 2018 PDF book can easily be used for case-based teaching for clerkships, usmle residencies, or small group learning.