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Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: A Practical Approach to Emergencies, 3rd Edition

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Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: A Practical Approach to Emergencies, 3rd Edition

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

ISBN: 978-1-118-33976-3 October 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages

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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.

Working group vi

Contributors to third edition vii

Contributors to first and second editions viii

Preface to third edition ix

Preface to first edition x

Acknowledgements xi

Contact details and further information xii

How to use your textbook xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Scene management in incidents involving children 7

3 Preparation 11

4 Assessment and immediate management of the seriously ill or injured child 15

5 Immediate management of the seriously ill child 29

6 Structured approach to the seriously injured child 53

7 Management of cardiac arrest 71

8 When a child dies 99

9 The non-seriously ill child 103

10 The chronically ill child 109

11 Safeguarding children 115

12 Pain management in children 123

13 Paediatric triage 131

14 Human factors 135

15 Practical procedures: Airway and breathing 145

16 Practical procedures: Circulation 161

17 Practical procedures: Trauma 167

18 Military pre‐hospital paediatric care 179

Appendix Paediatric emergency reference cards 183

Index 209