Paediatric emergencies

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Paediatric emergencies

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Paediatric problems also covered elsewhere in this book:



Incubation periods of infectious diseases

Childhood infectious diseases


Gastroenteritis/food poisoning


Analgesia in specific situations

Nasal diamorphine

Local anaesthesia in children


Instructions after minor head injury

Tetanus prophylaxis


Sore throat

The paediatric environment - Primary assessment and resuscitation of the sick child - Standard immunization schedule - Venous access and venepuncture - Intra-osseous infusion - Resuscitation of the newborn - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the newborn - Paediatric basic life support - Choking from a foreign body - Anaphylaxis in children - Paediatric advanced life support - Paediatric advanced life support notes - Children with abnormal heart rates or rhythms - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - Problems of neonates and infants - Skin problems in infants - The febrile child - Purpuric rashes - Meningococcal disease - How to perform a lumbar puncture - Skin lesions in multisystem disease - Paediatric ENT problems - Stridor: upper respiratory infections - Severe acute asthma in children - Acute bronchiolitis - Whooping coughND - TBND and cystic fibrosis - Pneumonia - Fits, febrile convulsions, and funny turns - Status epilepticus - Diabetic ketoacidosis - Urinary tract infection (UTI) - Renal failure - Haematuria - Poisoning in children - Prevention of paediatric poisoning - Abdominal pain in children - Inguinal and scrotal swellings - Foreskin problems and zip entrapment - The limping child - The painful hip - Osteochondritis - Major paediatric trauma - Injury prevention - Resuscitation of the injured child - Considerations in paediatric trauma - Head injuries in children - Paediatric fractures and dislocations - Approach to limb injuries in children - Paediatric upper limb injuries - Paediatric lower limb injuries - Child abuse - Presentation of child abuse - Management of child abuse -

Chapter.  29857 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine ; Paediatrics

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