Key Features

  • Updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.
  • Includes pediatric advanced life support.
  • An outline format featuring bulleted lists, concise tables, and a user-friendly writing style makes this comprehensive text incredibly easy to read and understand.
  • A laminated quick-reference card gives practitioners easy access to critical information in the field or hospital. This convenient card includes essential information regarding respiratory and heart rates, blood pressure, basic life support interventions, Glasgow Coma Scale, airway size and equipment selection for intubation corresponding to the Broselow Resuscitation Tape, several pediatric algorithms, and pain assessment tools.
  • PEDS Pearl boxes help readers apply information covered in the text to real-life clinical situations.
  • A Medication Chart in Chapter 8 features an alphabetical listing of medications commonly used in pediatric emergency care, helping readers learn the basics of common medications at a glance.
  • Sidebars contain additional information relevant to the topics covered in the chapter, giving readers an opportunity for further learning.
  • Chapter quizzes help readers gauge their comprehension of the chapter.
  • Glossary at the end of the book allows readers to look up words quickly and easily.
  • A Pretest and a Posttest consisting of multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions test readers' overall comprehension of the material.

Table of Contents

Pretest
Chapter 1 Chain of Survival and Emergency Medical Services for Children
Chapter 2 Growth and Development
Chapter 3 Patient Assessment
Chapter 4 Respiratory Distress and Respiratory Failure
Chapter 5 Respiratory Interventions
Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Interventions
Chapter 8 Fluids and Medications
Chapter 9 Trauma and Burns
Chapter 10 Selected Childhood Illnesses
Fever
Infectious Disorders
Neurological Disorders
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Hematologic Disorders
Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 11 Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 12 Toxicological Emergencies
Chapter 13 Child Maltreatment
Chapter 14 Death of an Infant or Child
Chapter 15 Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Chapter 16 Resuscitation of the Newly Born
Posttest
Glossary
Index

Details

No. of pages:
784
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby/JEMS
Print ISBN:
9780323047463
Electronic ISBN:
9780323061773

About the editor

Barbara Aehlert

Affiliations and Expertise

Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA