In the event of a paediatric cardiac arrest, it is essential to be able to respond rapidly, providing safe and effective care. The second edition of this successful text provides nurses with a practical and systematic guide to the rapid assessment and delivery of appropriate resuscitation to infants and children.
Conforms to current European Resuscitation Council Guidelines Based on up-to-date research and evidence-based practice protocols Synoptic approach enables rapid delivery of effective treatment Written by experts in the field of both resuscitation and paediatrics Paediatric Advanced Life Support is a succinct yet comprehensive guide and is an essential purchase for any health professional likely to encounter an emergency situation.
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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10 April 2012
Professional and scholarly
Foreword vii Contributors viii Chapter 1 An Overview of Paediatric Advanced Life Support 1 Chapter 2 Resuscitation Equipment for Paediatric Resuscitation 15 Chapter 3 Recognition of the Seriously Ill Child 23 Jayne Breakwell Chapter 4 Paediatric Basic Life Support 36 Chapter 5 Airway Management and Ventilation 66 Chapter 6 ECG Recognition and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias 103 Chapter 7 Defi brillation and Electrical Cardioversion 116 Chapter 8 Paediatric Advanced Life Support 134 Chapter 9 Management of Anaphylaxis 157 Chapter 10 Resuscitation in Special Situations 171 Chapter 11 Post-resuscitation Care 190 Chapter 12 Bereavement 205 Kirsti Soanes Chapter 13 Records, Record-keeping and Audit 218 Chapter 14 Legal and Ethical Issues 222 Richard Griffith Chapter 15 Resuscitation Training 237 Index 253
Phil Jevon qualified as an RGN in 1986. He worked on CCU between the years 1987 and 1993 during which time he gained considerable experience in coronary care nursing. He has been the Resuscitation Officer/ clinical Skills Lead at The Manor Hospital, Walsall since 1993 and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Birmingham Medical School. Holding the hospital cardiac arrest bleep, he attends paediatric arrests. He has run the Paediatric advanced life support courses (PALS, APLS, EPLS) for the last 17 years.
Reviews for Paediatric Advanced Life Support: A Practical Guide for Nurses
<p> As a PALS regional faculty instructor for the American Heart Association, I feel this U.K. book accurately reflects the revised PALS guidelines and meets its intent to serve as a pocket-sized guide for pediatric life support. ( Doody's , 10 August 2012)