Table of Contents

1. What is a Hospitalist?.
2. Pediatric Hospitalists: Efficiency and Quality of Care.
3. Hospitalist Models of Care: Organization and Compensation.
4. Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction.
5. Patient Safety and Medical Errors in Pediatric Hospitals.
6. Infection Control for Pediatric Hospitals.
7. Evidence-Based Medicine.
8. Clinical Practice Guidelines.
9. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient and Family.
10. Hospitalist as Patient Advocate.
11. Spiritual Care of the Hospitalized Child and Family.
12. Pediatric Palliative, End-of-Life, and Bereavement Care.
13. Transitions of Care in Hospitalized Children.
14. Medical Consultation and Co-management.
15. Transport Medicine for Hospitalists.
16. Finances.
17. Discharge planning, follow-up, payer relations, utilization management, home care.
18. Ethics.
19. Legal Issues: risk management, malpractice.
20. Clinical Research.
21. Protection of Patients, Research Subjects, and Confidentiality / IRBs and HIPPA.
22. Medical Education; Inpatient Medical Education.
23. Professional Organizations.
24. Future Development of the Field.
25. Abdominal Mass.
26. Abdominal Pain.
27. Acidosis.
28. Altered Mental Status.
29. Chest Pain.
30. Cyanosis.
31. Diarrhea.
32. FTT.
33. Fever.
34. GI Bleeding.
35. Hypertension.
36. Hypoglycemia.
37. Hyoptension/ Shock.
38. Hypoxemia.
39. Irritability/Intractable Crying.
40. Limp/Joint Swelling.
41. Lymphandenopathy/Adenitis.
42. Mouth Pain/Lesions.
43. Neck Pain.
44. Petechiae/Purpura.
45. Respiratory Distress (Wheezing, Stridor, SOB, Cough, Tachypnea).
46. Syncope.
47. Vomiting.
48. Delivery room medicine (NALS, premies, Apgars).
49. Term newborn (newborn screen, hips, hearing, hep B).
50. Birth Injury.
51. Congenital anomalies.
52. Respiratory Distress/TTN.
53. Congenital and Perinatal Infections/Sepsis.
54. Hypoglycemia, IDM.
55. Hyperbilirubinemia.
56. Neonatal abstinence/withdrawal.
57. Dehydration.
58. Electrolyte abnormalities (Na, K, Ca, Mg).
59. Antimicrobial Agents.
60. Fever.
61. FUO.
62. Fever and Rash.
63. CNS Infections.
64. URTI.
65. Neck and Oral Cavity Infections.
66. Middle RTI and Bronchiolitis.
67. Pneumonia.
68. GI Infections.
69. UTI.
70. Bone, Joint, Soft-Tissue Infections.
71. Catheter-related infections.
72. HIV.
73. Immunocompromised host.
74. Apnea, ALTE, OSA.
75. Asthma.
76. Aspiration.
77. BPD.
78. Cystic Fibrosis.
79. Airway Foreign Body.
80. PFTs, and other tests of resp physiology.
81. The Cardiac Exam.
82. Approach to ECGs.
83. Congenital Heart Disease.
84. Endocarditis.
85. Myocarditis/Cardiomyopathies.
86. Pericarditis.
87. Acute Rheumatic Fever.
88. Diabetes Mellitus.
89. Thyroid Disorders.
90. Hypopituitarism/DI.
91. Disorders of Calcium Metabolism.
92. Adrenal Disorders.
93. Biliary Disease.
94. Constipation/encopresis.
95. Gastritis and Ulcer Disease.
96. Gastric emptying disorders.
97. Hepatic Disorders.
98. Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
99. Malnutrition.
100. Pancreatitis.
101. Feeding Issues.
102. Kawasaki Disease.
103. Henoch Schonlein Purpura.
104. Juvenile Dermatomyositis.
105. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
106. Postinfectious Arthridites.
107. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
108. Acute renal failure.
109. Chronic renal insufficiency/failure.
110. Glomerulonephritis.
111. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
112. Interstitial Nephritis.
113. Nephrotic Syndrome.
114. Renal Tubular Acidosis.
115. Renal Vein Thrombosis.
116. Anemia.
117. Sickle Cell Anemia.
118. Neutropenia.
119. Thrombocytopenia.
120. Disorders of Coagulation and Thrombosis.
121. Transfusion Medicine and Blood Products.
122. Emergencies.
123. Initial care/management of common tumors.
124. Fever and neutropenia, other complications of chemotherapy/radiation.
125. Issues surrounding bone marrow transplant patients (GVHD).
126. Seizure disorders and status epilepticus.
127. Headache.
128. Weakness/hypotonia.
129. Stroke and aneurysms.
130. Common chromosomal disorders.
131. Hyperammonemia (urea cycle defects).
132. Hypoglycemia.
133. Metabolic acidosis.
134. Anaphylaxis.
135. Medication allergies and desensitization.
136. Immunodeficiencies.
137. IVIG.
138. Gen: obstruction.
139. Gen :abdominal Pain/Acute Abd.
140. Gen: hernias.
141. Gen: trauma.
142. ENT.
143. Neurosurgery.
144. Ophtho.
145. Orthopedics.
146. Plastics: burns.
147. Thoracic: Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, Chest tubes.
148. Urology.
149. Physical Exam Findings: lumps and bumps.
150. Purpura.
151. Vesicles and Bullae.
152. Psoriasis.
153. Vascular Anomalies.
154. Scabies and Lice.
155. Atopic Dermatitis.
156. Cellulitis and Erysipelas.
157. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome.
158. Ecthyma Gangrenosum.
159. Drug-associated Skin Rashes.
160. Erythema Mulitforme.
161. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
162. Skin Diseases in Immunosuppressed Hosts.
163. Erythrodermolysis Bullosa.
164. Transplacentally Acquired Dermatoses of the Newborn.
165. Depression.
166. Suicide.
167. Somataform disorders, diff dx of depression in hospitalized children.
168. Agitation in hospitalized children.
169. New onset psychosis.
170. Eating Disorders.
171. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
172. Menstrual Disorders: DUB, Amenorrhea, Menorrhagia.
173. Shaken baby syndrome.
174. Use of imaging/testing ₆ . Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist program communicates and relates to its referring providers and consulting staff. You'll find it a vital addition to the shelf of anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital. Implement today's best evidence and literature based approaches for a full range of clinical challenges. Easily locate information relevant to your particular areas of interest with comprehensively organized, highly formatted coverage. Make clinical decisions efficiently thanks to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms. See dermatologic conditions and physical signs and symptoms. Benefit from the experience of editors from two powerhouse institutions - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Boston.