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This book was developed to provide a standard of prehospital pediatric emergency care for both the basic and advanced levels of prehospital providers. Differentiates ALL pediatric emergencies, not just resuscitation. Uses the terminology and practice guidelines of the new EMT-B curriculum. Contains current CPR guidelines for children. Provides basic information about pediatric assessment and emergency conditions. Incorporates family-centered care strategy (dealing effectively with families to provide optimal emergency care for children). Includes a section on children with special health care needs. Contains illustrations and tables throughout the book to highlight key concepts.
Describes approach to child, behavior at the scene, guidelines for verbal & nonverbal communication, etc.