Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics

Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics
3rd Ed.
2023 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Daniel A. Rauch, MD, FAAP, SFHM; Jeffrey C. Gershel, MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-632-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-633-8
Pediatrics, Diagnosis


Developed by top pediatric hospitalists, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics, 3rd Edition, is sure to become your go-to resource from initial patient evaluation all the way through discharge management. Quickly obtain the essential information for managing a wide range of pediatric medical conditions in patients who have been admitted to the hospital with this trusted, pocket-sized reference.

Each chapter not only discusses clinical presentation, essential laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, indications for consultation, and disposition but contains many helpful tables and an easy-to-follow template. Chapters also include a short, bulleted list of essential pearls and pitfalls. Although the book focuses primarily on diseases and conditions, it contains helpful sections that address the many other issues practicing hospitalists are confronted with, including ethics, billing, utilization management, surge planning, and transport, as well as a brief section on common equipment.

The alphabetized Contents have been updated to include Hypertension, Constipation, Surge Planning, Utilization Management, and both Acute COVID-19 Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). A new part on newborn care has been added, covering topics such as breastfeeding, hypoglycemia of the newborn, and early onset sepsis.

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Score: 89/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.64 Health Sciences - Pediatrics
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book reads much like The Osler Medical Handbook or The Harriet Lane Handbook for trainees, except it is dedicated to inpatient pediatric medicine, as opposed to the entire field of pediatrics or internal medicine. This is not the first edition, and it will not be the last, as we are all committed to better practice and lifelong learning to afford our patients the best outcomes."

-- Bridget Wild, MD (NorthShore University HealthSystem) Doody's Review


The book is intended for practicing pediatric hospitalists to consult or seek a second opinion to see if their intended approach is reasonable. The authors are well-respected voices of wisdom and authority who have shaped the establishment of pediatric hospitalist medicine as a recognized subspecialty. They know their audience well and write for their colleagues.

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