Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 2

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Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals is a beginner's guide to practical resuscitation which enables students and newly qualified staff to develop key resuscitation knowledge and skills. It reflects current guidelines and developments in resuscitation, including the 2005 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation. Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals covers adult, paediatric and trauma resuscitation and addresses current legal and ethical issues including family witnessed resuscitation.
• Revised in accordance with the '2005 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation'
• Covers prevention and management of cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care
• Includes evidence based guidelines for basic and advanced life support
• Addresses family witnessed resuscitation
• Examines early warning scores
• Enables staff to develop key clinical competences in resuscitation
• Explores legal and ethical issues
• Examines adult, paediatric and trauma resuscitation
• Includes case studies

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Editorial Reviews

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'a comprehensive book, which reflects current guidelines. It is set out in a logical format with relevant supporting diagrams and illustrations. There are clear learning outcomes for each chapter... a good introduction to resuscitation for nurses.'

British Journal of Resuscitation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405193542
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/18/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Pam Moule is Reader in Nursing and Learning Technologies at the University of West of England and trainer in basic, advanced and paediatric life support.
Dr John W. Albarran is Reader in Critical Care Nursing, at the University of West of England and Editor of Nursing in Critical Care.

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction and Professional Issues.

Chapter 1: Resuscitation Policy and Educational Developments.

Chapter 2: Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues.

Section 2 Prevention and Preparation.

Chapter 3: Recognizing the Critically Ill Patient and Preventing Cardiorespiratory Arrest.

Chapter 4: Resuscitation Equipment.

Chapter 5: Chain of Survival.

Section 3 Adult Basic Life Support.

Chapter 6: Adult Basic Life Support.

Section 4 Advanced Life Support.

Chapter 7: The Advanced Life Support Algorithm.

Section 5 Paediatric Life support.

Chapter 8: Paediatric life support.

Section 6 Further Considerations of Resuscitation.

Chapter 9: Management of the Airway and Breathing.

Chapter 10: Monitoring and Assessing Cardiac Rhythms.

Chapter 11: Defibrillation Theory and Practice.

Chapter 12: Drugs and Delivery.

Chapter 13: Management of Potentially Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest.

Chapter 14: Post-Resuscitation Care.

Chapter 15: Special Circumstances.

Chapter 16: Resuscitation of the Seriously Injured Casualty.

Chapter 17: Out-of-Hospital Resuscitation.

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