Children in Intensive Care: A Survival Guide 3rd Edition ISBN-13: 978-0702067440 ISBN-10: 070206744X Publisher : Elsevier; 3rd edition (September 12, 2018) Language: : English
Blue texts are Keyword Links.
Children in Intensive Care fulfils a unique role in supporting clinical staff during the day-to-day management of the sick child. Presented in quick reference format, and in plain English, the book offers a unique guide to the wide variety of situations that a practitioner is likely to encounter during daily practice. Rich with reference tables, algorithms, artworks and ‘Alert’ boxes, the book offers a wealth of information which ranges from physiology to drug dosage calculation, drug compatibility lists, reference ranges, and X-ray interpretation. New chapters include oncologic emergencies, pain management and sedation, together with the latest information on the management of sepsis, the collapsed child, and care of the child following spinal surgery.
Information presented in quick reference format, with accompanying reference tables, to facilitate on-the-spot usage
Advanced Life Support Group algorithms provide safe and easy-to-follow protocols to the management of emergency situations
Contains input from a broad range of paediatric specialists – intensivists, anaesthetists, haematologists, oncologists, air ambulance physicians and retrieval nurses, pharmacists, specialist dieticians, and respiratory physiotherapists – to ensure full coverage and accuracy of information
Contains helpful ‘Quick Guide’ and ‘Warning’ boxes to provide key information at a glance, while helpful mnemonics assist with learning
Contains chapters on normal child development, safe-guarding children and young people, and patient transport
Perfect for use on the wards, theatres, high-dependency units and intensive care units as well as during retrieval and A&E
Ideal for newcomers and experienced staff alike, whether they be junior doctors or nursing staff
Additional authorship brings the expertise of Marilyn McDougall, a Senior Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant
Contains brand new chapters – oncology emergencies and pain & sedation – as well as the latest information on topics including sepsis and the collapsed neonate, and care of children after spinal surgery
Comprehensively expanded cardiac chapter presents new surgical approaches as well as practical tips on pacing, care of chest drains and basic echocardiograph terminology
Drug chapter now includes reversal agents, new drug profiles and an updated compatibilities chart
Expanded artwork program explains clinical concepts and practical procedures