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Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-33976-3
232 pages
October 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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This practical book, written especially for pre-hospital staff, provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. Complementing the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support, this new edition reflects recent developments in practice, and covers the indispensable knowledge required for paediatric emergency care in the pre-hospital setting.

Fully updated, this manual includes new information to aid both civilian and military personnel, as well as material on all stages of pre-hospital care; from recognition and practical procedures to the important issues of paediatric practice in the field.

  • Quick-to-follow algorithms of ‘at-the-scene’ procedures
  • Based upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital care
  • Internationally recognised course training resource

Offering an authoritative guide to the care of the seriously ill or injured child, Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support is an essential tool for ambulance staff, general practitioners and community healthcare workers.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1  Introduction  1

Chapter 2   Scene management in incidents involving children 11

Chapter 3  Preparation 17

Chapter 4   Assessment and immediate management of the seriously ill or injured child  21

Chapter 5  Immediate management of the seriously ill child   47

Chapter 6  The structured approach to the seriously injured child    87

Chapter 7  Management of cardiac arrest  115

Chapter 8  When a child dies 157

Chapter 9  The non-seriously ill child 161

Chapter 10  The chronically ill child 173

Chapter 11  Safeguarding children  185

Chapter 12  Pain management in children 199

Chapter 13  Paediatric triage 213

Chapter 14  Military  219

Chapter 15  Practical procedures: airway and breathing      

Chapter 16   Practical procedures: circulation       

Chapter 17  Practical procedures: trauma        

Appendix: GWAA Paediatric reference cards

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