This book presents care of the critically ill child and common life threatening emergencies and procedures that form core of the emergency medicine. It explains about respiratory distress and failure, stridor, asthma, shock, multi system trauma and status epilepticus. The disorders and treatments are dealt with in their local perspective to diagnoses and treatment. It contains practical tips for common procedures that should be within the armamentaria of the emergency physician. Its status is different from other books on critical care of the child patient because it is set in conditions where there are limited resources how an emergency services should be set up is explained. A very valuable volume.