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Chapter 32: Pediatric Assessment and Management

Dangerous Toys
Since 1990, 61% of the reported toy-related deaths were caused by choking. In 1996, 77% of total toy-related deaths were caused by balloons, balls, and small toys and toy parts. Learn more about dangerous toys by visiting this site.
Visit the Web MD.com web site
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
A death of an infant or a young child is called sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) when, after a complete autopsy, the cause remains unexplained. Learn more about sudden infant death syndrome by following the SIDS link.
Visit the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome web site
Febrile Seizures in Children
Febrile seizures in children may appear in several different ways, including shaking of the whole body or movement in just a single arm or leg. Learn more about febrile seizures in children by visiting this site.
Visit the Febrile Seizures web site
Unintential Injuries in the Home
Each year, approximately 2,700 children age 14 years and under die in the home from unintentional injuries. More than 70 percent of these deaths occur among children age 4 years and under. Learn more about these injuries and how to prevent them by following the Home Injury link.
Visit the Home Safety Council: Safety Guide web site
Childhood Bicycle Injuries
Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile. Learn more about these injuries by following the Bicycle link.
Visit the The National Safe Kids Campaign: Bicycle Injuries web site
The Emergency Room and Child Trauma Patients
To learn more about the initial management and stabilization of pediatric trauma patients in the ER, follow the Pediatric Trauma link.
Visit the Initial Management and Stabilization of Pediatric Trauma Patients web site

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