This is the essential aide memoir for clinicians who are dealing with children with acutely life-threatening disorders. Written by Imperial College healthcare NHS trust consultants, it is packed with guidelines and tips on how best to address a comprehensive range of clinical conditions.In paediatrics, the prognosis of acute diseases is very much dependent on the quality of clinical management during the initial hours after presentation. This pocket guide can be used immediately, at the bedside, to provide that all-important quick access to the correct information. The unique double-page organisation means the relevant information is accessible as soon as the book is opened. There is also space for the clinician to jot down personal comments and notes.Armed with this little book, clinicians will have all the correct information on hand, to use `on the ground' in the emergency room.
Limiting Errors in the Management of Emergencies; In Hospital Resuscitation; As You Assess a Child ... Assessing a Patient in an Emergency. Immediate Actions; Monitoring and Initial Helpful Procedures; Some Tricky Signs; Traffic Light System; Identifying Risks of Serious Illness; Normal Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure; Heart Rate & Temperature in a Child Less Than 1 Year Old; Paediatric Basic Life Support-Resuscitation Council; Paediatric Advanced Life Support-Resuscitation Council; The Choking Child; Upper Airways Obstruction; Epiglottitis; Management of Croup; Bronchiolitis and the BACH Protocol; Acute Asthma Guidelines - Severe and Life Threatening; Sickle Cell: Acute Chest Syndrome & Abdominal Crisis; Haemodynamic Instability Anaphylaxis; Anaphylaxis; Kawasaki Disease; Toxic Shock Syndrome; Meningococcal Sepsis; Necrotising Fasciitis; Neonatal Sepsis and Meningitis; Fever in Oncology / Immunocompromised / BMT; Severe Malaria; Osteomyelitis / Septic Arthritis: Urgent Management; Supraventricular Tachycardia; Duct-Dependant Congenital Heart Disease; Tetralogy of Fallot - Hypercyanotic Spells; Myocarditis: When to Think of It & Management; Fluid Maintenance; Vomiting & Dehydration Criteria; Gastroenteritis; Hypernatraemia; Acute Electrolyte Corrections: HCO3-, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2; Abdominal Surgical Emergencies; Decreased Conscious Level: GCS <15, AVPU