American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Children are not simply adults. They commonly present with unique problems that are typically not encountered in older patients. These unique problems require the paramedic to alter, to some degree, his or her approach to the sick or injured child. Because a relatively small percentage of EMS calls involve a critically ill or injured child, it is common for the paramedic to experience anxiety when such a call is received. Pediatric Case Studies for the Paramedic contains 20 case studies representing a variety of pediatric emergencies that paramedics may encounter in the field.