Pediatric Respiratory Medicine – pediatric respiratory system detail book
Pediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) is a multidisciplinary subspecialty within the specialty of paediatrics, involving doctors, nurses, respiratory physiologists, physiotherapists, the child and the parent/caregiver. The management of children with respiratory disease requires a coordinated approach between the paediatrician, respiratory therapist and the family.
Book is a relatively new subspecialty within paediatrics, but has been around since the 19th century. It was not until 1939 that it came to be recognized as a separate specialty by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The pediatric pulmonologist has to work in close cooperation with other professionals in the field of respiration. The most important are:
Paediatric pulmonologists may serve as physicians on staff in nearly all hospitals with intensive care units (ICU) and have consultative responsibilities in all hospitals and medical offices in which children receive respiratory therapy.
Other organizations with consultative status with the American Thoracic Society include:
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized pediatric respiratory medicine as a subspecialty in the field of pediatrics. The association between children and respiratory diseases has been around for centuries but was not recognised as a separate medical specialty until 1939. Before that time it was known that tuberculosis and the common cold were diseases that affected children, but there was little thought given to the specific health needs of these curious little folk. In 1939, Dr Marshall G. Kent recognized this speciality as distinct from paediatrics and published his first article on paediatric pulmonology, in which he outlined its goals and areas of focus. His article was accepted by the editors of the “American Journal of Diseases of Children” in 1940, and from that point forward he was considered by many to be the ‘father’ of paediatric pulmonary medicine.
In 1941, a course titled “Pulmonary Diseases in Children” was first offered as part of the curriculum for pediatric residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1955, Dr Robert L. Cole published his landmark textbook “Paediatric Pulmonology”, and is considered to be one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the subspecialty. Presently, more than 450 physicians from around the world have been trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Master’s Program in Paediatric Pulmonology founded by Dr Gene B.