Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach (5th Revised edition)

Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach (5th Revised edition)

By: Advanced Life Support Group (author)Paperback

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This international bestselling book on acute paediatric care is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group s Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS). It uses their practical approach, a tried and tested method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening condition. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used in emergency and paediatric departments by physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, and its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The fifth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: * The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2010 Guidelines * A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams * Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand * New sections for Australasian-specific practice, including envenomation, burns, triage, neonatal resuscitation and formulary With this book at hand, paediatric and emergency staff can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the first principles of recognising life threatening conditions through to all the procedures necessary to save a child s life.

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Clinical conditions list, vii Working group, ix Contributors, xi Preface to the Australia and New Zealand fifth edition, xiii Preface to the first edition, xiv Contact details and further information, xv Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction, 3 Chapter 2 Why treat children differently?, 7 Chapter 3 Structured approach to emergency paediatrics, 14 Part 2: Life support Chapter 4 Basic life support, 19 Chapter 5 Advanced support of the airway and ventilation, 35 Chapter 6 The management of cardiac arrest, 45 Part 3: The seriously ill child Chapter 7 The structured approach to the seriously ill child, 59 Chapter 8 The child with breathing diffi culties, 74 Chapter 9 The child in shock, 95 Chapter 10 The child with an abnormal pulse rate or rhythm, 111 Chapter 11 The child with decreased conscious level, 120 Chapter 12 The convulsing child, 132 Part 4: The seriously injured child Chapter 13 The structured approach to the seriously injured child, 145 Chapter 14 The child with chest injury, 163 Chapter 15 The child with abdominal injury, 170 Chapter 16 The child with trauma to the head, 173 Chapter 17 The child with injuries to the extremities or the spine, 182 Chapter 18 The burned or scalded child, 192 Chapter 19 The child with an electrical injury or drowning, 198 Part 5: Practical applications of APLS Chapter 20 Practical procedures: airway and breathing, 207 Chapter 21 Practical procedures: circulation, 219 Chapter 22 Practical procedures: trauma, 231 Chapter 23 Interpreting trauma X-rays, 244 Chapter 24 Structured approach to stabilisation and transfer, 255 Chapter 25 Human factors, 267 Part 6: Appendices Appendix A Acid base balance, 279 Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte management, 285 Appendix C Child abuse and neglect, 297 Appendix D Prevention of injury in children, 303 Appendix E When a child dies, 307 Appendix F Management of pain in children, 310 Appendix G Triage, 318 Appendix H General approach to poisoning and envenomation, 323 Appendix I Resuscitation of the baby at birth, 337 Appendix J Formulary, 359 Index, 375

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780470672969
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780470672969
  • weight: 1714
  • ISBN10: 047067296X
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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