APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course
Gary R. Strange, Arthur Cooper (MD.)
American College of Emergency Physicians, 1998 - Medical - 287 pages
Designed as a clinical resource and review guide, this text caters for health care professionals and includes the information needed to evaluate and manage a wide range of emergency paediatric illnesses and injuries during the first crucial hour of treatment. It includes chapters on: diagnozing paediatric shock; evaluating severe head and cervical spine trauma; recognizing physical and sexual abuse; guidelines for burn triage and management; management of common life-threatening disorders; calculating drug dosages based on estimated body weight; and treatment of toxic ingestion and inhalation injuries.
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How to Save Your Child's Life: What to Do After You Call 911
Debra A. Brady,William Zajdel
Limited preview - 2003