Pediatric Advanced Life Support Study Guide

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Elsevier MosbyJems, Oct 20, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 515 pages
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Updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines! Popular author, Barbara Aehlert, incorporates both prehospital and hospital management of pediatric emergencies. In a concise, easy-to-read outline format, it provides the most essential information a provider needs. It is also the approved text for the American Safety & Health Institute's (ASHI)pediatric advanced life support course. For more information on ASHI courses, call 800-246-5101 or visit www.ashinstitute.org. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

  • An outline format featuring bulleted lists, concise tables, and a user-friendly writing style makes this comprehensive text incredibly easy to read and understand.
  • A Pretest and a Posttest consisting of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and essay questions tests readers' overall comprehension of the material.


  • Updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.
  • PALS Pearl Boxes help readers apply information covered in the text to real-life clinical situations.
  • Sidebars contain additional information relevant to the topics covered in the chapter, giving readers an opportunity for further learning.
  • A laminated quick reference card gives practitioners easy access to critical information in the field or hospital. This convenient card includes essential information regarding respiratory and heart rates, blood pressure, basic life support interventions, Glasgow Coma Scale, airway size and equipment selection for intubation corresponding to the Broselow Resuscitation Tape, several pediatric algorithms, and pain assessment tools.

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This book was a tremendous help in reviewing the new guidelines for the PALS course. The study questions and rationale for the answers were great! Information was thorough and comprehensive. I would recommend it to anyone. Read full review

Contents

Pretest
1
Pretest Answers
10
Chain of Survival and Emergency Medical Services for Children
15
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Barbara Aehlert is the President of Southwest EMS Education, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona and Pursley, Texas. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years with clinical experience in medical/surgical and critical care nursing and, for the past 18 years, in prehospital education. Barbara is an active CPR, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS instructor and takes a special interest in teaching basic dysrhythmia recognition to nurses and paramedics. She is a consultant with the Southwest Ambulance paramedic program in Mesa, Arizona, and an active member of the Pursley, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department.

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