Handbook of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Medicine

Overview

The new edition of this popular text provides practical information for developing an efficient organization for transport, acquaints the reader with all available modes of transportation, and presents strategies for handling a wide array of neonatal and pediatric medical problems in the transport setting. All these elements work toward the goal of providing transport care as an extension of the intensive care unit. Follows the latest guidelines from the Transport Medicine Section of the American Academy of ...

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Overview

The new edition of this popular text provides practical information for developing an efficient organization for transport, acquaints the reader with all available modes of transportation, and presents strategies for handling a wide array of neonatal and pediatric medical problems in the transport setting. All these elements work toward the goal of providing transport care as an extension of the intensive care unit. Follows the latest guidelines from the Transport Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

• First edition a good seller

• Includes a wealth of tables, illustrations, charts, and algorithms

• Editors are major authorities in the field

• American Academy of Pediatrics now contains a Section devoted to the topic of Transport Medicine

• Follows the latest Guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Ernest N. Kraybill
This new, multiauthor book covers practical and theoretical aspects of prehospital and interhospital transport of critically ill or injured infants and children. The purpose is to bring together in a convenient format information that has accumulated in the past two decades of pediatric and neonatal transport medicine, in conjunction with summaries of the pathophysiology of the disorders in this age group that require intensive medical care. The book is intended for physicians, nurses, therapists, and paramedics who are members of pediatric and neonatal transport teams. It could also serve as a reference manual for those who work in hospital intensive care units for infants and or children, especially those who transport such patients within hospitals. There are numerous useful tables, although they contain a considerable amount of overlap. The reproduction of radiographs is of variable quality. The index is easy to use and appears to be complete. The overall appearance and readability of the book is excellent. The treatment algorithms in the appendixes are especially useful. This is an important and useful book that will serve its intended purpose well. It should be made available to all those who have the responsibility of transporting critically ill infants and children.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Ernest N. Kraybill, MD(University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine)
Description: This new, multiauthor book covers practical and theoretical aspects of prehospital and interhospital transport of critically ill or injured infants and children.
Purpose: The purpose is to bring together in a convenient format information that has accumulated in the past two decades of pediatric and neonatal transport medicine, in conjunction with summaries of the pathophysiology of the disorders in this age group that require intensive medical care.
Audience: The book is intended for physicians, nurses, therapists, and paramedics who are members of pediatric and neonatal transport teams. It could also serve as a reference manual for those who work in hospital intensive care units for infants and or children, especially those who transport such patients within hospitals.
Features: There are numerous useful tables, although they contain a considerable amount of overlap. The reproduction of radiographs is of variable quality. The index is easy to use and appears to be complete. The overall appearance and readability of the book is excellent. The treatment algorithms in the appendixes are especially useful.
Assessment: This is an important and useful book that will serve its intended purpose well. It should be made available to all those who have the responsibility of transporting critically ill infants and children.
From The Critics
Fifty-five American specialists contribute 33 chapters to this text on the effective organization for the transport of infants and children. The second edition includes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, updates of the chapters from the first edition, plus new chapters on the pediatric and neonatal patient requiring high technological support, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of neonatal and pediatric medical and surgical emergencies for emergency physicians and other health care professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560534068
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 582
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. Organization of a Pediatric-Neonatal Transport Program
2. Transport Management Considerations
3. Organization of a Neonatal Transport Program
4. Aviation Physiology in Pediatric Transport
5. General Neonatal Physiologic Considerations
6. Transport Safety
7. Administrative Pearls

II. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
8. Pediatric Cardiology in Transport Medicine
9. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Newborns during Transport
10. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
11. Shock

III. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
12. Airway Management
13. Respiratory Failure Management during Transport
14. Transport Issues in Neonates with Respiratory Problems
15. Transport Management of Acute Pediatric Asthma
16. Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Life Support
17. High-Tech Respiratory Care on Transport

IV. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
18. Neonatal Neurologic Problems
19. Transportation of the Child with Seizures
20. Near-Drowning

V. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND METABOLISM
21. Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
22. Evaluation and Management of Renal Emergencies
23. Poisoning, Ingestion, and Overdose

VI. TRAUMA
24. Initial Stabilization and Transport of the Pediatric Trauma Patient
25. Central Nervous System Injuries
26. Cardiothoracic Injuries in Children
27. Abdominal Anomalies
28. Skeletal Injuries
29. Burns and Inhalation Injuries

VII. INFECTIOUS DISEASE
30. Infectious Diseases

VIII. SPECIAL TOPICS
31. Temperature Regulation and Management
32. Common Radiologic Findings in Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Patients
33. Transport Equipment and Techniques

Appendix I. Laboratory Values
Appendix II. Treatment Algorithms and Charts
Appendix III. Drug Therapy
Appendix IV. Pediatric Transport Protocols

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