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Paediatric Advanced Life Support - a Practical Guide for Nurses 2E


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Foreword vii Contributors viii Chapter 1 An Overview of Paediatric Advanced Life Support 1 Chapter 2 Resuscitation Equipment for Paediatric Resuscitation 15 Chapter 3 Recognition of the Seriously Ill Child 23 Jayne Breakwell Chapter 4 Paediatric Basic Life Support 36 Chapter 5 Airway Management and Ventilation 66 Chapter 6 ECG Recognition and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias 103 Chapter 7 Defi brillation and Electrical Cardioversion 116 Chapter 8 Paediatric Advanced Life Support 134 Chapter 9 Management of Anaphylaxis 157 Chapter 10 Resuscitation in Special Situations 171 Chapter 11 Post-resuscitation Care 190 Chapter 12 Bereavement 205 Kirsti Soanes Chapter 13 Records, Record-keeping and Audit 218 Chapter 14 Legal and Ethical Issues 222 Richard Griffith Chapter 15 Resuscitation Training 237 Index 253

About the Author

Phil Jevon qualified as an RGN in 1986. He worked on CCUbetween the years 1987 and 1993 during which time he gainedconsiderable experience in coronary care nursing. He has beenthe Resuscitation Officer/ clinical Skills Lead at The ManorHospital, Walsall since 1993 and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturerat the Birmingham Medical School. Holding the hospital cardiacarrest bleep, he attends paediatric arrests. He has run thePaediatric advanced life support courses (PALS, APLS, EPLS) for thelast 17 years.


In summary, this is a comprehensive and short text. It wouldbe suitable for nurses and medical trainees in emergency medicine,paediatric specialties and anaesthesia. ( The IrishMedical Journal, 1 March 2013) "As such it makes an excellent source of reference for thoseinvolved in paediatric advanced life support ... I wouldrecommend this book to any health professional likely to encounteran emergency situation." (Nursing Times, 6 December2012)"It is a fundamental resource, noticeably reworked from its firstedition, and is suitable for practitioners who come into contactwith children in their sphere of practice." ( EmergencyNurse, 1 October 2012) "Practitioners are given an easily digestible and portable textfocusing on emergency situations involving children and careprovision ... Sub-headings provide clear markers and referencesafter each chapter encourage the reader to engage with literaturemore effectively and read around areas of interest." (NursingChildren and Young People, 1 October 2012) "As a PALS regional faculty instructor for the American HeartAssociation, I feel this U.K. book accurately reflects the revisedPALS guidelines and meets its intent to serve as a pocket-sizedguide for pediatric life support." (Doody's, 10 August2012)

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