Written in a friendly, no-nonsense, style, Children in Intensive Care is a quick reference guide to the management of the acutely ill child in the hospital, or pre-hospital, setting.
Fully updated throughout and rich with useful 'Alert' boxes and tables - to make learning and reference easy - this handy publication covers a broad range of essential topics such as drug dosages and compatibilities and normal reference ranges as well as harder to find information such as chest X-ray interpretation and troubleshooting technical equipment.
Compiled from daily 'on the job' collation of useful facts and figures, this manual also offers practical advice about important non-acute issues such as infection control, common childhood diseases and child protection as well as new findings on the management of sepsis, the collapsed child and care of the child following spinal surgery.
With over 10,000 copies sold, this book is an absolute must for any clinician involved with the management of critically ill children, whether it be on the wards, in theatres, high-dependency or intensive care units, as well as during retrieval and in A&E.
1 All about resuscitation
2 Airway and breathing: Including common respiratory problems and blood gas interpretation
3 Cardiac care
4 The kidneys and renal replacement
5 Liver function and failure
6 Neurology - Assessment and management
7 Oncology emergency
8 Fluids and nutrition
9 Blood and electrolytes: normal values, special tests and transfusion
10 Drugs - inotropes, vasodilators, sedatives, analgesics and muscle relaxants
11 Pain and sedation
12 Handy hints for various conditions
13 Transport of critically ill infants and children - intra and interhospital transport
14 Safeguarding children and young people
15 Death of a child
16 Child development
17 Quick reference to syndromes
McDougall, Marilyn Paediatric Intensive Care and South Thames Retrieval Service Consultant, Training Programme Director (Paediatric simulation, Health Education England), Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Postgraduate teaching, Kings College London), Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London.