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Elsevier Publishes 20th Edition Of The Harriet Lane Handbook

PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The first handbook written "by residents, for residents" and reviewed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of the 20th edition of The Harriet Lane Handbook, the first medical reference book on pediatric diagnosis and therapy written by pediatric residents with guidance from faculty advisers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since 1951, the handbook has been the go-to reference for point-of-care clinical information on the treatment of pediatric patients.

Since the first edition published, medical students, residents, physicians, nurses and other clinicians have relied on the Handbook for fast, accurate information on pediatric diagnosis and treatment. The Handbook is published every three years, with the chief residents as editors. For the 20th edition, the editors are Drs. Brandon Engorn and Jamie Flerlage. Residents review existing chapters and write updates.

The 20th edition will offer updated pediatric drug dosing recommendations, the latest vaccination guidelines, and other updates including:

  • Thoroughly updated Pediatric Formulary drug information providing the standard of pediatric care from the leading pediatric hospital in the world, written by Carlton K.K. Lee, Pharm.D., M.P.H., who has written this section of the Handbook for more than 23 years
  • Updated content that includes parameters for pediatric and neonatal septic shock, guidelines for acute management of severe traumatic brain injury, a convenient table detailing common genetic tests, a significantly extended collection of radiologic images, expanded mental health coverage, and more
  • Easily accessible information with reformatted sections designed make the book easier to use in print, online or via mobile device
  • Purchasers of the print book will now receive access to The Harriet Lane Handbook both online and offline as an enhanced eBook on the newly re-launched ExpertConsult.com. The eBook offers special content, including additional figures, tables, references, and supplementary content through an Android® device, iPhone®, iPad®, PC, or Mac®. Periodic drug updates will be made to the eBook to provide the most current treatment options. Customers can also share notes and insights with other Expert Consult users. To download a free sample chapter to your Expert Consult library, click here.

Additionally, each new version indicates what has been changed, modified or revised since the last edition.

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