Paediatric emergencies

Edited by Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing and Jim Richardson

in Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198569572
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597901 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Paediatric emergencies

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Recognizing a seriously ill child - Haemorrhage - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - Near-drowning in children and adolescents - Acute asthmatic attack - The choking infant and child - Management of airway obstruction - Anaphylaxis - Management of hypothermia - Multiple traumas - Recovery position in children and young people - Reasons why children arrest - Paediatric resuscitation trolleys - Ward-based resuscitation - Basic life support - Airway adjuncts, uses, sizing, and potential hazards - ECG traces in relation to defibrillation use in children/automated external defibrillators in children - First-line drug and fluid resuscitation in paediatric arrests - Parents' witnessing arrest procedures - Family and staff support following resuscitation - Basic life support teaching tool for parents/carers

Chapter.  10803 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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