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Chapter e109.1. Assessment of the Child in the Emergency Department: A Practical Application of Normal Child Development
Assessment of the Child in the Emergency Department: A Practical Application of Normal Child Development: Introduction, General Principles of the Developmental Approach, Growth and Developmental Stages.
child development; pediatric emergency medicine; pediatrics.
Children account for approximately 30% of visits to most EDs. The majority have minor or self-limited illness, which may optimally be cared for in a nonemergent setting. However, the recognition of acutely ill children who are at risk for organ system failure from the larger number of children with similar complaints who will recover spontaneously represents one of the most important and challenging diagnostic skills for emergency physicians. The key to mastering this process of identifying ill children is knowledge of child development as applied to the emergency setting...."
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