Pediatric Pitfalls

Jana L. Anderson, James L. Homme

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Evaluating and managing children in the urgent care setting can be quite challenging. Common pediatric chief complaints such as fever, cough, rash, or "fussiness" may be anything from a benign upper respiratory tract infection to a serious life-threatening condition. This chapter reviews the most common pitfalls in pediatrics and provides the practitioner with tips and techniques for avoidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrgent Care Emergencies
Subtitle of host publicationAvoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780470657720
StatePublished - Nov 15 2012


  • Child abuse
  • Concussion
  • Diaper rash
  • Ear pain (otalgia)
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Fussy infant
  • Neonatal fever
  • Otitis media
  • Pediatric fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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