Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia and New Zealand: A Practical Approach to Emergencies: plus Wiley E-Text Revised 6th edition

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  • ISBN: 9781119385462
  • Author: ALSG
  • Publ Date: 2017-06-30
  • Edition: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 566655

Table of Contents :

Clinical conditions list Working group Contributors Preface to the first edition Preface to the sixth edition Preface to the modified Australia and New Zealand sixth edition Acknowledgements Contact details and further information How to use your textbook PART 1: Introduction 1 Introduction 2 Structured approach to paediatric emergencies 3 Human factors PART 2: The seriously ill child 4 Structured approach to the seriously ill child 5 The child with breathing difficulties 6 The child in shock 7 The child with an abnormal pulse rate or rhythm 8 The child with a decreased conscious level 9 The convulsing child PART 3: The seriously injured child 10 Introduction to the seriously injured child 11 Structured approach to the seriously injured child 12 The child with chest injury 13 The child with abdominal injury 14 The child with traumatic brain injury 15 The child with injuries to the extremities or the spine 16 The burned or scalded child 17 The child with an electrical injury or drowning PART 4: Life support 18 Basic life support 19 Support of the airway and ventilation 20 Management of cardiac arrest PART 5: Practical application of APLS 21 Practical procedures: airway and breathing 22 Practical procedures: circulation 23 Practical procedures: trauma 24 Imaging in trauma 25 Structured approach to stabilisation and transfer PART 6: Appendices Appendix A Acid-base balance Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte management Appendix C Child abuse and neglect Appendix D When a child dies Appendix E General approach to poisoning and envenomation Appendix F Resuscitation of the baby at birth Appendix G Formulary Index


Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand, with updates to chapters on shock, the choking child, basic life support and cardiac arrest The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life.


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