Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency.
The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: * The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines * The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma * Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors * A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams * Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
The Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), Manchester UK, began life in 1990 and became a registered medical education charity in 1993. The organisation exists to "preserve life by providing training and education to the general public and in particular but not exclusively to doctors, nurses and other members of the medical profession, in life saving techniques." The book is written and edited by Emergency Medicine specialists who are Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) trainers.
Clinical conditions list vii Working group x Contributors xii Preface to the first edition xvii Preface to the sixth edition xix Acknowledgements xx Contact details and further information xxi How to use your textbook xxii PART 1: Introduction 1 1 Introduction 3 2 Structured approach to paediatric emergencies 13 3 Human factors 23 PART 2: The seriously ill child 33 4 Structured approach to the seriously ill child 35 5 The child with breathing difficulties 49 6 The child in shock 67 7 The child with an abnormal pulse rate or rhythm 81 8 The child with a decreased conscious level 89 9 The convulsing child 99 PART 3: The seriously injured child 107 10 Introduction to the seriously injured child 109 11 Structured approach to the seriously injured child 115 12 The child with chest injury 127 13 The child with abdominal injury 135 14 The child with traumatic brain injury 139 15 The child with injuries to the extremities or the spine 147 16 The burned or scalded child 155 17 The child with an electrical injury or drowning 161 PART 4: Life support 167 18 Basic life support 169 19 Support of the airway and ventilation 185 20 Management of cardiac arrest 199 PART 5: Practical application of APLS 209 21 Practical procedures: airway and breathing 211 22 Practical procedures: circulation 225 23 Practical procedures: trauma 239 24 Imaging in trauma 249 25 Structured approach to stabilisation and transfer 255 PART 6: Appendices 267 Appendix A Acid base balance 269 Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte management 281 Appendix C Child abuse and neglect 291 Appendix D When a child dies 299 Appendix E General approach to poisoning and envenomation 303 Appendix F Resuscitation of the baby at birth 317 Appendix G Formulary 333 Index 351