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Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition

Pam Moule (Editor), John Albarran (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-19354-2

May 2009

248 pages

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$73.99

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Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals is a beginner's guide to practical resuscitation which enables students and newly qualified staff to develop key resuscitation knowledge and skills. It reflects current guidelines and developments in resuscitation, including the 2005 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation. Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals covers adult, paediatric and trauma resuscitation and addresses current legal and ethical issues including family witnessed resuscitation.
  • Revised in accordance with the ‘2005 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation’
  • Covers prevention and management of cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care
  • Includes evidence based guidelines for basic and advanced life support
  • Addresses family witnessed resuscitation
  • Examines early warning scores
  • Enables staff to develop key clinical competences in resuscitation
  • Explores legal and ethical issues
  • Examines adult, paediatric and trauma resuscitation
  • Includes case studies

From reviews of the first edition:
'a comprehensive book, which reflects current guidelines. It is set out in a logical format with relevant supporting diagrams and illustrations. There are clear learning outcomes for each chapter... a good introduction to resuscitation for nurses.'
British Journal of Resuscitation

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Section 1 Introduction and Professional Issues.

Chapter 1: Resuscitation Policy and Educational Developments.

Chapter 2: Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues.

Section 2 Prevention and Preparation.

Chapter 3: Recognizing the Critically Ill Patient and Preventing Cardiorespiratory Arrest.

Chapter 4: Resuscitation Equipment.

Chapter 5: Chain of Survival.

Section 3 Adult Basic Life Support.

Chapter 6: Adult Basic Life Support.

Section 4 Advanced Life Support.

Chapter 7: The Advanced Life Support Algorithm.

Section 5 Paediatric Life support.

Chapter 8: Paediatric life support.

Section 6 Further Considerations of Resuscitation.

Chapter 9: Management of the Airway and Breathing.

Chapter 10: Monitoring and Assessing Cardiac Rhythms.

Chapter 11: Defibrillation Theory and Practice.

Chapter 12: Drugs and Delivery.

Chapter 13: Management of Potentially Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest.

Chapter 14: Post-Resuscitation Care.

Chapter 15: Special Circumstances.

Chapter 16: Resuscitation of the Seriously Injured Casualty.

Chapter 17: Out-of-Hospital Resuscitation.

'a comprehensive book, which reflects current guidelines. It is set out in a logical format with relevant supporting diagrams and illustrations. There are clear learning outcomes for each chapter... a good introduction to resuscitation for nurses.'

British Journal of Resuscitation


  • Revised in accordance with the ‘2005 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation’

  • Covers prevention and management of cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care

  • Includes evidence based guidelines for basic and advanced life support

  • Addresses family witnessed resuscitation

  • Examines early warning scores

  • Enables staff to develop key clinical competences in resuscitation

  • Explores legal and ethical issues

  • Examines adult, paediatric and trauma resuscitation

  • Includes case studies