This practical book, written especially for pre-hospital staff, provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. Complementing the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support, this new edition reflects recent developments in practice, and covers the indispensable knowledge required for paediatric emergency care in the pre-hospital setting.
Fully updated, this manual includes new information to aid both civilian and military personnel, as well as material on all stages of pre-hospital care; from recognition and practical procedures to the important issues of paediatric practice in the field.
- Quick-to-follow algorithms of ‘at-the-scene’ procedures
- Based upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital care
- Internationally recognised course training resource
Offering an authoritative guide to the care of the seriously ill or injured child, Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support is an essential tool for ambulance staff, general practitioners and community healthcare workers.
About the Author
The Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), Manchester UK, began life in 1990 and became a registered medical education charity in 1993. The organisation exists to "preserve life by providing training and education to the general public and in particular but not exclusively to doctors, nurses and other members of the medical profession, in life saving techniques".The book is written and edited by Emergency Medicine specialists who are Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) trainers.
Table of Contents
Contributors to third edition
Contributors to first and second editions
Preface to third edition
Preface to first edition
Contact details and further information
How to use your textbook
2 Scene management in incidents involving children
4 Assessment and immediate management of the seriously ill or injured child
5 Immediate management of the seriously ill child
6 Structured approach to the seriously injured child
7 Management of cardiac arrest
8 When a child dies
9 The non-seriously ill child
10 The chronically ill child
11 Safeguarding children
12 Pain management in children
13 Paediatric triage
14 Human factors
15 Practical procedures: airway and breathing
16 Practical procedures: circulation
17 Practical procedures: trauma
18 Military pre-hospital paediatric care
Appendix: Paediatric emergency reference cards