Paediatric Intensive Care

Paediatric Intensive Care

by Peter Barry, Kevin Morris, Tariq Ali
     
 

One in 70 children are admitted to paediatric intensive care (PIC) at some time during childhood. Most paediatric junior doctors will rotate through PIC, and will be involved in organizing acute intensive care for critically ill children. The range of children and their illnesses going through PIC is vast, making it a hugely diverse specialty. A critically ill

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Overview

One in 70 children are admitted to paediatric intensive care (PIC) at some time during childhood. Most paediatric junior doctors will rotate through PIC, and will be involved in organizing acute intensive care for critically ill children. The range of children and their illnesses going through PIC is vast, making it a hugely diverse specialty. A critically ill child will end up there regardless of their underlying disease, and as a result consultants in PIC must be true generalists and need to acquire knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatrics, as well as acquiring significant knowledge of anaesthesia and surgery. From setting up the ventilator to managing low cardiac output, Paediatric Intensive Care gives practical and realistic advice for children's doctors and nurses in intensive care. Information is organized by system or specialty, and presented in easily accessible "5 minute chunks," making it easy to get the answers you need, but is also extensively cross-referenced so that different aspects of a particular clinical problem are also covered. The handbook contains answers to specific problems and provides guidance on how to manage specific issues, and will become an indispensable guide for all those who provide care for sick children. Features An indispensible guide for all those who provide care to sick children Includes a comprehensive overview of basic sciences for a depth of coverage Presents a holistic approach to paediatric intensive care Contains contributions from internationally-renowned authors

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199233274
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Series:
Oxford Specialist Handbooks series in Paediatrics Series
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

General introduction to paediatric intensive care
1. An introduction to paediatric intensive care
2. Epidemiology and outcome of paediatric intensive care
3. Paediatric resuscitation and critical care outreach
4. Clinical assessment
5. Physics and clinical measurement
6. Vascular access and monitoring
7. Applied physiology
Organ system support and related practical procedures
8. Airway management and ventilation
9. Anaesthesia
10. Analgesia and sedation
11. Circulatory support
12. Cardiopulmonary bypass
13. Managing fluids and electrolytes/acid base
14. Renal replacement therapies
15. Nutrition
16. Heat-related illness
17. Prescribing
18. Transport and retrieval
19. Imaging in paediatric intensive care
Specific specialties
20. Cardiac disorders and post-operative care
21. Respiratory disease
22. Neurocritical care
23. Trauma
24. Infection control policies and PICU
25. Immunity and infection
26. Sepsis and multiple organ failure
27. Laboratory investigations for infectious disease
28. Antimicrobial use on the PICU
29. Neonatology
30. Gastroenterology and hepatology
31. Nephrology
32. Diabetes and endocrinology
33. Metabolic
34. Haematology and oncology
35. Brain death, organ donation, and transplantation
36. Poisoning
37. Technology dependent children
38. Genetic syndromes
39. Paediatric intensive care medicine in the developing world
Compassionate and family-orientated care
40. The child and family in PICU
41. Aspects of the law in paediatric intensive care
42. Clinical governance, audit and risk management
43. Child protection

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