Reviews: The Harriet Lane Handbook: A Manual for Pediatric House Officers, 17th Edition (Paperback)


The Harriet Lane Handbook: A Manual for Pediatric House Officers, 17th Edition (Paperback)

Category: Books
Subcategory: General Interest
Price: $56.00
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For more than 50 years, The Harriet Lane Handbook has been the pediatrician's reference of choice and for good reason. Its unsurpassed diagnostic and management guidance, recommended tests, complete therapeutic information, and comprehensive drug formulary make it essential for anyone who treats children. Now, the 17th Edition is completely revised and updated to provide readers with the latest treatments, guidelines, procedures, and management recommendations all in the easy-to-use, quick-access format that's made it a bestseller. BONUS handheld software lets you download and synchronize diagnostic and management guidelines, recommended tests, complete therapeutic information, a comprehensive drug formulary with FDA pregnancy notations and trade/generic name drug index, and more than 15 medical calculators. Comes with bonus handheld software. Organizes a wealth of information into a convenient, pocket-sized format. Focuses on the safety and efficacy of drugs in children. Covers FDA Pregnancy Category notations and information on the effects of drugs in breast milk. Includes step-by-step emergency management protocols, growth charts, and more. Uses an outline format for each disease chapter with algorithms, charts, tables, and drawings that highlight critical information. Offers a new section on pediatric allergy covering food allergy · RAS testing vs. skin testing · and more. Features a new chapter on rhuematologic disorders of children, including SLE, rheumatic fever, and JRA. Integrates key surgical topics, such as neonatal surgical issues encountered in the NICU and the acute abdomen in the ER, into existing chapters. Provides updates to the trusted trademark formulary, including indications for use in lactating women, side effects, drug interactions, and precautions, plus the latest drugs and dosages approved for pediatric patients. Presents a new streamlined organization with redundancies removed and more visual elements added. Uses all redrawn line drawings to incorporate a 2nd color, making reference easier than ever.

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  • Stephs_wedding2_max30
    italianprincess, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 02:16:40 UTC.
    1st review

    This is a must to keep in the drawer of pedi unit where I work. You can never have too many reference books in my opinion. It is handy to look up any kind of information I may need on a patient.

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  • J0422204_max30
    gemalicious70, Tue, 24 Mar 2009 04:25:53 UTC.

    Every pediatric nurse and pediatric intensive care nurse needs this resource. I referred to it daily in my care of pediatric patients. It's a fantastic bedside source for precepting new nurses as well. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

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