My Child Is Sick!: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries (Paperback)

My Child Is Sick!: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries By Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP Cover Image
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Like a pediatric phone consultation in book form!

Parents of sick or injured children will find clear, evidence-based answers for what to do when their child is sick or injured, allowing them to save time and money while providing the best care for their child. My Child Is Sick features the most common childhood illnesses and injuries with guidance based on the same criteria used by pediatric call centers to determine if a child is best treated at home, the pediatrician’s office, or the emergency department. From pink eye to ear infections and bee stings to vomiting, conditions are explained in easy-to-understand terms, clearly laying out next steps for parents to follow. This new third edition is fully revised and updated and includes COVID-19 information as well as helpful tools like an over-the-counter medication dosing chart.

About the Author

Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and former medical director of the After-Hours Call Center for 30 years at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. He is the author of Pediatric Telephone Protocols.

Praise For…

“An immensely helpful medical guide that won’t just sit on the shelf . . . an excellent resource that will help all parents rest a little easier at night.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


“This is a valuable and well-organized book that should be on the ready-reference shelf of every family home.” —Library Journal


“Those desiring concise, practical guidance will appreciate the straightforward nature of this no-nonsense resource.” —Publishers Weekly


“Helps parents and caregivers identify symptoms of everyday childhood maladies. . . . Thankfully, all information—including the detailed Care Advice—is presented in clear checklist style. Such visual organization will be a blessing to parents, especially for those unavoidable moments of panic in the middle of the night.” —BookPage


My Child Is Sick! had guidance faster than I could google it . . . it’s a no-frills guide that doesn’t mess around with anecdotes or fancy writing when all you want to know is how worried you should be.” —The Tampa Tribune


“Chapters pertaining to the body part that ‘hurts’ offer easy-to-follow advice on how to treat ailments at home and when it’s time to call the doctor.” —Scholastic Parent & Child

"An excellent resource for busy parents seeking the best and safest care for their child in the most appropriate setting. It is a great tool for caretakers as an accurate source of practical information."—Doody's Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781610026161
ISBN-10: 1610026160
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English
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