Practical procedures

Robert C. Tasker, Robert J. McClure and Carlo L. Acerini

in Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608300
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742712 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Practical procedures

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Capillary blood sampling - Venepuncture - Intravenous cannulation - Peripheral arterial blood sampling - Peripheral arterial cannulation - Umbilical arterial catheter - Umbilical venous catheter - Central venous catheterization via a peripheral vein - Airway management - Mask ventilation - Endotracheal intubation - Insertion of a chest drain - Intraosseous infusion - Intracardiac injection - Pericardiocentesis - Abdominal paracentesis - Urethral bladder catheterization - Suprapubic aspiration of urine - Lumbar puncture - Cerebral ventricular tap - Exchange transfusion -

Note: All practical procedures should be performed whilst observing appropriate practices to minimize the risk of infection for both the patient and the operator, including aseptic technique, wearing protective clothing, such as gloves, and safe disposable of all contaminated sharp equipment, e.g. needles.

Chapter.  7249 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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