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Children in Intensive Care

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-6744-0

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Children in Intensive Care, 3rd Edition

A Survival Guide

By Joanna H Davies, BSc (Hons) MSc RGN RSCN ENB 415 and Marilyn McDougall, MBChB (UCT, SA), DCH(SA), FCPaed (SA), MRCPCH

476 pages
Copyright 2018
$51.95, Paperback, Reference

 


Description

Children in Intensive Care fulfils a unique role in supporting clinical staff during the day-to-day management of the sick child. Presented in quick reference format, and in plain English, the book offers a unique guide to the wide variety of situations that a practitioner is likely to encounter during daily practice. Rich with reference tables, algorithms, artworks and ‘Alert’ boxes, the book offers a wealth of information which ranges from physiology to drug dosage calculation, drug compatibility lists, reference ranges, and X-ray interpretation. New chapters include oncologic emergencies, pain management and sedation, together with the latest information on the management of sepsis, the collapsed child, and care of the child following spinal surgery.

Key Features

  • Information presented in quick reference format, with accompanying reference tables, to facilitate on-the-spot usage
  • Advanced Life Support Group algorithms provide safe and easy-to-follow protocols to the management of emergency situations
  • Contains input from a broad range of paediatric specialists - intensivists, anaesthetists, haematologists, oncologists, air ambulance physicians and retrieval nurses, pharmacists, specialist dieticians, and respiratory physiotherapists - to ensure full coverage and accuracy of information
  • Contains helpful ‘Quick Guide’ and ‘Warning’ boxes to provide key information at a glance, while helpful mnemonics assist with learning
  • Contains chapters on normal child development, safe-guarding children and young people, and patient transport
  • Perfect for use on the wards, theatres, high-dependency units and intensive care units as well as during retrieval and A&E
  • Ideal for newcomers and experienced staff alike, whether they be junior doctors or nursing staff

New to this Edition

  • Additional authorship brings the expertise of Marilyn McDougall, a Senior Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant
  • Contains brand new chapters - oncology emergencies and pain & sedation - as well as the latest information on topics including sepsis and the collapsed neonate, and care of children after spinal surgery
  • Comprehensively expanded cardiac chapter presents new surgical approaches as well as practical tips on pacing, care of chest drains and basic echocardiograph terminology
  • Drug chapter now includes reversal agents, new drug profiles and an updated compatibilities chart
  • Expanded artwork program explains clinical concepts and practical procedures

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Author Information

By Joanna H Davies, BSc (Hons) MSc RGN RSCN ENB 415, Paediatric Retrieval Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Intensive Care and South Thames Retrieval Service, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London and Marilyn McDougall, MBChB (UCT, SA), DCH(SA), FCPaed (SA), MRCPCH, Paediatric Intensive Care and South Thames Retrieval Service Consultant, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Postgraduate teaching, Kings College London), Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

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