Emergency care of the infant and child

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Emergency care of the infant and child

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Introduction - The family - The unwell child - Resuscitation: introduction - Paediatric basic life support (BLS) - Airway obstruction - Advanced paediatric life support (APLS) - Drug administration in APLS - Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) - Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) - Asthma - Meningococcal septicaemia - Gastroenteritis - Urinary tract infections (UTI) - Fitting child - Apparent life‐threatening episode (ALTE) - Management of the injured child - Paediatric head injury - Children's fractures - Salter–Harris classification of epiphyseal injuries - Upper limb fractures - Lower limb injuries - The limping child - Surgical emergencies - Safe guarding children

Chapter.  12686 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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