Children in Intensive Care book cover

Children in Intensive Care

A Survival Guide

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The needs of critically ill children are unique and this handy pocket book will be invaluable to anyone who needs a quick account of intensive care procedures. It brings together all the vital information in one source and in an accessible format. The text is organised by body systems and gives helpful hints on managing children with various conditions. Tables of normal values are included and additional information is provided about equipment needed in a paediatric emergency.

Audience
Paediatric intensive care nurses, HDU nurses, home ventilation nurses, paediatric nurses, neonatal nurses, adult intensive care nurses, A & E nurses, doctors new to PICU

Paperback, 296 Pages

Published: July 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10023-9

Contents

  • Abbreviations. All about resuscitation. Airway, acid base and ventilation. Cardiac care. Renal dysfunction. Liver dysfunction. Neurology assessment and management. Fluids and nutrition. Blood and electrolytes, normal values and transfusion. Drugs – inotropes and infusions. Handy hints for various conditions. Principles of safe transport. Death of a child. Child development. Child protection. Quick reference to syndromes. Index

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