This is an essential handbook for all those involved in the care of critically ill children. It covers all of the key aspects of paediatric intensive care and also features a comprehensive 'list' of drugs commonly used in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care, including those used for premedication, anaesthesia, local anaesthesia, analgesia, cardiac anaesthesia, antibiotics, emergency and resuscitation drugs, inotropes, 'new' drugs (e.g. calcium infusions, epoprostenal).
Part I. Basic Principles of PICU: 1. Differences between the child and neonate from the adult; 2. Neonatal problems in the PICU; 3. Resuscitation; 4. The structured approach to the seriously injured child; 5. Airway and ventilation; 6. Circulation and rhythm disturbances; 7. Sedation and analgesia in PICU; 8. Fluids, electrolytes and nutrition; 9. Transport of the critically ill child; 10. Death on the PICU; Part II. Specific PICU problems: 11. Respiratory disease; 12. Cardiac disease on the PICU; 13. Monica Stokes - Birmingham Children's Hospital; 14. Dysrhythmias and myocardial disease; 15. Neurological and neuromuscular disease; 16. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders; 17. Renal disease; 18. Haematology and oncology; 19. Endocrine disorders; 20. Inborn errors of metabolism; 21. Infection and related illness; 22. Trauma; 23. Poisoning; 24. Neonatal and other surgical patients in PICU.