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Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14454-4

Apr 2008, BMJ Books

240 pages

$55.99

Description

This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND PREPARATION.

Introduction.

Why treat children differently?.

Scene management in incidents involving children.

Transportation of children.

Preparation.

PART II: STRUCTURED APPROACH TO RECOGNITION.

PART III: RESUSCITATION.

Basic life support.

Advanced support of the airway and ventilation.

The management of cardiac arrest.

PART IV: THE SERIOUSLY ILL CHILD.

The structured approach to the seriously ill child.

PART V: THE SERIOUSLY INJURED CHILD.

The structured approach to the seriously injured child.

PART VI: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS.

Hi-tech kids and parents.

PART VII: PRACTICAL PROCEDURES.

Procedures: airway and breathing.

Procedures: circulation.

Fluid management.

Procedures: trauma.

Pain control.

PART VIII:OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES IN CARING FOR CHILDREN.

The non-seriously ill child.

Paediatric triage.

Child protection.

When a child dies.

Medicolegal aspects.

Childhood accidents and their prevention.

PART IX: FORMULARY.

Formulary

A comprehensive and authoritative guide for all those responsible for the pre-hospital emergency care of children and infants

  • New, easy-to-handle A5 ringbinder
  • Additional quick-to-follow algorithms of at the scene procedures
  • Based upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital care
  • Complements the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support