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A 2-year-old with a seizure. A 9-year-old soccer player who can't walk. A newborn breathing too much and eating too little. A 10-year-old with chest pain. A cranky, lethargic 3-month-old. Babies in respiratory distress. A 5-year-old hit by a car. A toddler with a fever who's "just not acting like himself." A hungover teenager and a diaper full of blood.

So what should you do right now?

Find out with this new "Check Your Knowledge" APLS Self-Assessment Test
It's free - can you afford not to?

Find out now -- risk-free, pain-free, and simply free by clicking the "Self Assessment" link in the right-hand navigation.

What is APLS?
APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, 5th Ed., is an inclusive teaching-and-learning system developed by experts from AAP and ACEP. APLS is the "curriculum," the "body of knowledge" in pediatric emergency medicine. Each chapter is case based and covers the key elements of assessment, diagnosis, testing, treatment, and disposition. This dynamic reference combines print and alternate electronic formats to deliver the content necessary to complete an APLS course.

How Can I Use the APLS Materials?

Independent Study
With the student resource manual, APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Fifth Edition, you will learn from some of the best-known experts in pediatric emergency care. Read the chapters and assess your learning by answering the "Check Your Knowledge" questions at the end of each chapter.

Augmenting Emergency Medicine Education 
For teachers, residency program directors and faculty, CME directors, and other physician educators; any physician, physician assistant, or allied health audience will benefit from APLS education. 
Teach your students, residents, or colleagues about pediatric airway management, cardiovascular disorders, or orthopedic emergencies. The materials are modular-you can pick one, two, three, or several topics from the curriculum, then present the customizable, case-based PowerPoint presentations.
Many of the topics covered are among the requirements for residency education in pediatrics:

  • Acute episodic medical illnesses such as meningitis, sepsis, dehydration, pneumonia, diarrhea, renal failure, seizure, coma, hypotension, hypertension, and respiratory illness.
  • Problems associated with chronic disease such as diabetic ketoacidosis, status asthmaticus, status epilepticus, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal, metabolic and neurologic disorders.
  • Over 90 step-by-step procedures such as endotracheal intubation, placement of I/O and IV lines, umbilical artery and vein catheter placement, thoracic procedures, conscious sedation and pain management, surgical airway techniques, wound care, suturing, splinting, and casting.


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