Emergency Care of Children and Young People is an essential reference for all health care professionals working with children in the emergency department setting. It explores the key skills needed for effective care and presents the evidence which underpins effective practice in an accessible and informative format. Emergency Care of Children and Young People covers a complete range of topics including legal and ethical aspects, minor injuries, major trauma, effective ways to communicate with children through the use of play and distraction, meningitis and resuscitation.
2 Principles of Emergency Care for Children and Young People.
3 Legal and Ethical Emergency Care of Children.
4 Safeguarding and Protecting Children: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Emergency Care Practitioner.
5 Meeting the Specific Needs of Young People Attending the Emergency Department.
6 Treatment and Management of Minor Injuries.
7 The Principles of Assessment and Management of Pain in Children and Young People Attending an Emergency Department.
8 Emergency Care of the Critically Ill or Seriously Injured Child.
9 Paediatric Resuscitation.
10 Emergency Care and Management of Children with Acute Respiratory Illness.
11 The Assessment and Management of Paediatric Fever in the Emergency Setting.
12 Emergency Care of Children with Sickle Cell Disease: One Family s Experience.
13 Emergency Care of Children and Young People with Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Janet Webb is Professional Lead Child Health & Welfare and Programme Leader for the PG Cert in Child Protection in the Department of Family Care and Mental Health at the University of Greenwich.