Accidents and Emergencies in Children
This book covers the most common paediatric problems encountered in the Accident and Emergency Department. The contents include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, major trauma, minor trauma, fractures and other orthopaedic problems, burns, scalds, and poisoning. Child abuse and its recognition and management are described. Emphasis has been placed on the emergency management of serious illness and injury and on the management of common problems. In many instances, further management is described both for readers studying for the Accident and Emergency fellowship examination and also in cases where specialist help is unavailable. This edition includes a revised section on paediatric resuscitation which summarizes the latest guidelines in this area. The section on major trauma has been extended to follow the Advanced Paediatric Life Support guidelines, and the information on fractures has been altered into tabular form to allow for ease of use and comparison between possible diagnoses.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Children in the Accident and Emergency department
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the seriously ill child
14 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
abdominal pain abnormal acute adrenaline adults airway antibiotics arterial arthritis assessed asthma asystole baby bacterial bleeding breathing bruising burns cardiac cause cent chest child clinical common convulsions cough cricothyrotomy damage death diagnosis diarrhoea diazepam disease distal dose drug erythromycin examination example fluid foreign body fracture gastric lavage gastroenteritis given haemophilia head injury hypoxia indicate infants infection infusion ingestion inhalation initial intracranial pressure intravenous intubation joint lavage limb meningitis ment mg/kg ml/kg monitoring neonatal neurological non-accidental normal obstruction occur oral otitis media oxygen paediatric paediatrician Palpate paracetamol parents patient penicillin pneumonia pneumothorax poisoning present pulse radiograph rash rectal referred require respiratory resuscitation Reye's syndrome scalds senior house officer septicaemia severe shock signs skin Sodium bicarbonate stridor surgeon surgical suture swelling symptoms syndrome tion tissue toxic trauma treated treatment tube urgent urinary urine usually ventilation viral vomiting wound X-ray