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Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach, 4th Edition

Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach, 4th Edition

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75736-9

Jan 2008

416 pages

Select type: Wiley Online Book

Description

This international bestseller covers the full advanced paediatric life support course, with the core sections for the abbreviated one-day course clearly picked out. The book provides practical guidance for managing children and infants in the first life-threatening ""golden"" hour. This new edition goes beyond immediate management to include stabilisation and transfer.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Why treat children differently?.

Chapter 3 Structured approach to emergency paediatrics.

PART II: LIFE SUPPORT.

Chapter 4 Basic life support.

Chapter 5 Advanced support of the airway and ventilation.

Chapter 6 The management of cardiac arrest.

PART III: THE SERIOUSLY ILL CHILD.

Chapter 7 The structured approach to the seriously ill child.

Chapter 8 The child with breathing difficulties.

Chapter 9 The child in shock.

Chapter 10 The child with an abnormal pulse rate or rhythm.

Chapter 11 The child with a decreased conscious level.

Chapter 12 The convulsing child.

PART IV: THE SERIOUSLY INJURED CHILD.

Chapter 13 The structured approach to the seriously injured child.

Chapter 14 The child with chest injury.

Chapter 15 The child with abdominal injury.

Chapter 16 The child with trauma to the head.

Chapter 17 The child with injuries to the extremities or the spine.

Chapter 18 The burned or scalded child.

Chapter 19 The child with an electrical injury or drowning.

PART V: PRACTICAL PROCEDURES.

Chapter 20 Practical procedures – airway and breathing.

Chapter 21 Practical procedures – circulation.

Chapter 22 Practical procedures – trauma.

Chapter 23 Interpreting trauma X-rays.

Chapter 24 Structured approach to stabilisation and transfer.

PART VI: APPENDICES.

Appendix A Acid–base balance.

Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte management.

Appendix C Child abuse.

Appendix D Prevention of injury in children.

Appendix E When a child dies.

Appendix F Management of pain in children.

Appendix G Triage.

Appendix H General approach to poisoning and envenomation.

Appendix I Resuscitation of the baby at birth.

Appendix J Formulary

“This international bestseller covers the full advanced paediatric life support course, with the core sections for the abbreviated one-day course clearly picked out. The book provides practical guidance for managing children and infants in the first life-threatening ""golden"" hour. This new edition goes beyond immediate management to include stabilisation and transfer.”  (Medical Library,31 May 2013)

Internationally acclaimed text for saving children's lives

  • Covers the full advanced paediatric life support course, with the core sections for the abbreviated one-day course clearly picked out
  • Provides updated material through the ALSG website: www.alsg.org.uk
  • BestBETs and other evidence-based references included throughout
  • Ringbinder allows for update of contents