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The Harriet Lane Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, Expert Consult: Online and Print, 19e [Paperback]

Johns Hopkins Hospital , Kristin Arcara , Megan Tschudy MD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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June 22, 2011 0323079423 978-0323079426 19

Trusted by generations of residents and practitioners, The Harriet Lane Handbook from The Johns Hopkins University remains your first choice for fast, accurate information on pediatric diagnosis and treatment. Now even more convenient to carry, it's your go-to resource for a wealth of practical information, including the latest treatment and management recommendations, immunization schedules, procedures, and therapeutic guidelines, as well as a unique, comprehensive drug formulary. New information on dermatology treatments, eczema complications, lead poisoning, and signs of child abuse keeps you completely up to date. You'll also have easy access to the entire contents online, with frequent updates to drug information, treatment protocols, vaccination schedules, and downloadable images at

  • Benefit from time-tested, practical wisdom - from the first book written "by residents, for residents," reviewed by expert faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and essential for all health care professionals who treat children.
  • Find information quickly and easily, even in the most demanding circumstances, with a modified outline format.
  • Rely on the most dependable drug information available with the thoroughly updated, one-of-a-kind pediatric formulary.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient diagnosis and treatment with all-new coverage of dermatology treatments, eczema complications, and lead poisoning, as well as new CDC immunization schedules, vaccine abbreviations, and full-color images of the signs of child abuse.
  • Access the complete contents online at, including frequent updates to the trusted and comprehensive Pediatric Drug Formulary.
  • Carry it more easily in your pocket with its smaller, more concise format - still delivering the same high-quality information you can refer to with confidence, but in a more convenient size.

Harriet Lane, the most trusted pediatric handbook for over 50 years, is your first and best option for help in daily diagnosis and treatment.

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"The Harriet Lane Handbookis the key portable resource for pediatric resident physicians. It contains management algorithms for all major pediatric disease processes and an extensive updated pharmacy with accurate pediatric dosing recommendations. This is supposed to be the "pearl book" for pediatric house officers, and many pediatric training programs provide this to their residents. The updated version is always necessary due to changes in the formulary section, infectious disease sections, and the current vaccination schedule guidelines, which do change from year to year." - Rebecca Hutchings, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Excerpts from Doody's review service, Rating - 4 Stars!

Product Details

  • Series: Mobile Medicine
  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 19 edition (June 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323079423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323079426
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars eBook version: good idea, doesn't work July 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm sold on eBooks and do all of my reading-for-pleasure that way, so I was excited to try an important medical text on my Kindle. Unfortunately, it simply didn't work. The chief problem is that it is very difficult to find anything. In a physical book, one can quickly page through to the desired chapter or index entry. Not so with the Harriet Lane in the Kindle. Firstly, the chapter entries in the Table of Contents are not clickable links, so there is no easy way to get to the first page of a chapter, the formulary, or the index. Using the Kindle search to find a topic or drug isn't helpful, because of course, typing in "amoxicillin" or "endocarditis" produces every reference to amoxicillin or endocarditis in the entire book - up to several pages of search results. To make it worse, the first mention of a drug in its formulary entry is as a graphic, not text, so it doesn't show up in a Kindle search.
There is also a glitch in the index. Page numbers after each index entry ARE clickable links, but the links to formulary entries are "misaligned." Clicking on the page number for a drug took me to the wrong formulary page, for the 3-4 drugs I checked.
Clearly, for a textbook to work on an ereader, the whole search method must be reworked. A simple method that displays every time a particular word appears in the book is plainly inadequate. So, just buy the real book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Pediatric Nurses, Too September 2, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a pediatric clinical nursing instructor, I carry this with me to clinicals and share it with my nursing students. It is a valuable reference, both for nurses, nursing students, and pediatric housestaff. As a nurse, I need to know where the dosing information comes from to calculate pediatric dosages, so that I am confident that I am administering a correct dose. The other medication books are "adult" focused, and lack much information with pediatric dosing, so this book really fills that void. My students also like the photos of skin diseases and use that as a reference frequently. I would like to purchase this as an app or ebook, but from the reviews I have read, those formats don't seem to work as well as the old fashioned book, which is fine. Nurses, please remember that this book, although written for residents, is also a good reference for you, too. There really isn't a nursing reference with as much information as the Harriet Lane. This really needs to be marketed more for pediatric nurses.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to use on iPad September 11, 2012
By pedsdoc
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The idea of having this book on my iPad instead of weighing my coat down was great. I find this version very hard to use. Especially the formulary section, which is the most used section for me. It is difficult to use the search tool because anytime a drug is referenced, it is pulled up. I would not recommend this version until they can figure out a better way to search and find topics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book April 12, 2014
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This book was required for class and is helpful. The language is not too complex and the book is very useful in the clinical setting
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great handbook, especially for inpatient peds October 4, 2013
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I used this book on an MS3 peds rotation as a handbook, and found it perfect for the inpatient portions, and somewhat useful for outpatient peds. It has all the vaccine tables, growth charts, tables of diseases/treatments, and peds pharmacopoeia you'd expect, plus a little pathophysiology, and is laid out in a way that makes it faster and easier to look things up than using a smartphone. It's heavy, but it fits in a white coat pocket. The pictures of peds rashes were in color on glossy paper and I frequently referenced them. Kids are rashy. I'm going into IM, so I sold the book to a fellow student going into peds, and she was glad to get her hands on it. It seems there are copies of Harriet Lane laying at the resident workstations all over the hospital, and my attending in clinic had a battered copy on her desk, so I'm clearly not the only person who thinks highly of this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gold standard April 29, 2013
By J.O
Great book. Staple in pediatrics. Awesome to have so u don't havd to be attached to you computer/iPad/phone all the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love May 31, 2014
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These books whether used or new always come in perfect condition! I've used them countless times for my NP program and will use them thousands more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! March 23, 2014
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My pediatric preceptor, a Dr. uses this all day every day for med prescribing for pediatrics. She highly recommends it! I like it also.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have pediatric reference
As a pediatric NP, this is my work "bible." Information I can trust on every topic. Even 5 years after graduation I continue to use it regularly.
Published 3 months ago by megenm
4.0 out of 5 stars Japanese Pediatrician
Easy to read , the content is clearly understood.
This is masterpiece for the training pediatricians.
Especially the subject of trauma is very nice.
Published 3 months ago by takeshi ohta
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and full of good references for peds critical care!
I bought this book after my pediatric nursing instructor recommended it since I'm in the PICU. It's really a great resource!
Published 4 months ago by Jessica
1.0 out of 5 stars Hobbled online reference.
Elsevier, in collaboration with Inkling, has crippled online access to this reference. Until February, 2014, Elsevier's ExpertConsultBook online reference books have been fantastic... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Forrest Ritland
4.0 out of 5 stars Good resource
This is a helpful resource for nurses and physicians working with pediatric patients. It contains specific pediatric related information including laboratory data, disease... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cathy B. Herbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Triple bunk doll bed
All purchases were most granddaughter loved the triple bunk bed and it was not too hard to assemble. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cornelia Garbee
1.0 out of 5 stars The best reference book
Absolutely the best reference book for pediatric patients. In use daily by clinical RNs, pediatricians, and our hospitalists. Thank you
Published 6 months ago by Maureen Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Pediatric Drug Rescource Available
I would recommend this as a very thorough and informative pediatric resource handbook for drug dosages in pediatric patients.etc.ThankYou.AnnMarie Miller
Published 6 months ago by Ann Marie
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find information quickly. Can use Uptodate for the same...
Not very Useful. Heavy, Takes a while to look up information. Not up to date alerady so not a good fit
Published 8 months ago by Vtach
3.0 out of 5 stars The Kindle Edition
Great book, but the Kindle edition has serious formatting problems. One positive side effect is that it was inconvenient enough to show the fact that it was being used more as a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Alam
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