Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport / Edition 1

Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport / Edition 1

by Peter Barry, Andrew Leslie
     
 

Increasingly the need is recognized for safe and effective care of children being transferred for specialist services. Whether a premature baby or a critically ill child is being transported, specialist skills and knowledge are required.

This book, based on a highly popular course from the University Hospitals of Leicester, covers the processes involved in

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Overview

Increasingly the need is recognized for safe and effective care of children being transferred for specialist services. Whether a premature baby or a critically ill child is being transported, specialist skills and knowledge are required.

This book, based on a highly popular course from the University Hospitals of Leicester, covers the processes involved in transporting sick children and neonates. The book is also the coursebook for NEOSTAR, which will be run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Major sections cover:

  • Planning transport programmes
  • The clinical management of different groups of critically ill infants and children.

This tried and tested, practical guide is ideal for doctors, nurses and other health care workers that are involved with organizing transport services or who may be care for babies and children during transfer.

Chapters include:

  • Principles of safe transport
  • Transport physiology
  • The ambulance environment
  • Equipment and monitoring
  • Air transport of critically ill children
  • Neonatal resuscitation and stabilization
  • Paediatric resuscitation and stabilization
  • Management of airway and breathing
  • Management of the circulation
  • Trauma
  • Special transport interventions
  • What to do when it all goes wrong
  • Drugs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727917706
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Foreword.

Principles of safe transport.

Transport physiology.

The ambulance environment.

Equipment and monitoring.

Air transport of critically ill children.

Neonatal transport.

Neonatal resuscitation.

Paediatric resuscitation and stabilisation.

Management of the airway.

Management of the circulation.

Trauma.

Drugs.

Special transport interventions.

What to do when it all goes wrong.

Drugs.

Appendix 1: Typical retrival forms.

Appendix 2: Essential equations and aide-mémores.

Selected references and bibliography.

Index

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