Key Features

  • Outline format with bulleted lists, concise tables, and a user-friendly writing style, makes this comprehensive text incredibly easy to read and understand.
  • Pre-test and a post-test consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and essay questions to test your overall comprehension of the material.
  • PALS Pearl boxes help you apply text information to real-life clinical situations.
  • Sidebars contain additional information related to the topics covered in the chapter, providing an opportunity for further learning.
  • Laminated quick reference card provides easy access to critical information in the field or hospital, such as:
    • 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
    • pain assessment tools

Table of Contents

Pretest
1. Chain of Survival and Emergency Medical Services for Children
2. Patient Assessment
3. Respiratory Distress and Respiratory Failure
4. Respiratory Interventions
5. Cardiovascular Emergencies
6. Cardiovascular Interventions
7. Fluids and Medications
8. Trauma and Burns
9. Toxicological Emergencies
10. Death of an Infant or Child
11. Children with Special Healthcare Needs
12. Resuscitation of the Newly Born
Post-test
Glossary
Index

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby/JEMS
Print ISBN:
9780323086882
Electronic ISBN:
9780323112987

About the author

Barbara Aehlert

Affiliations and Expertise

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