Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support
A Practical Approach to Emergencies
Advanced Life Support Group
3. Edition October 2017
232 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
This practical book, written especially for pre-hospital staff, provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. Complementing the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support, this new edition reflects recent developments in practice, and covers the indispensable knowledge required for paediatric emergency care in the pre-hospital setting.
Fully updated, this manual includes new information to aid both civilian and military personnel, as well as material on all stages of pre-hospital care; from recognition and practical procedures to the important issues of paediatric practice in the field.
* Quick-to-follow algorithms of 'at-the-scene' procedures
* Based upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital care
* Internationally recognised course training resource
Offering an authoritative guide to the care of the seriously ill or injured child, Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support is an essential tool for ambulance staff, general practitioners and community healthcare workers.
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Scene management in incidents involving children 11
Chapter 3 Preparation 17
Chapter 4 Assessment and immediate management of the seriously ill or injured child 21
Chapter 5 Immediate management of the seriously ill child 47
Chapter 6 The structured approach to the seriously injured child 87
Chapter 7 Management of cardiac arrest 115
Chapter 8 When a child dies 157
Chapter 9 The non-seriously ill child 161
Chapter 10 The chronically ill child 173
Chapter 11 Safeguarding children 185
Chapter 12 Pain management in children 199
Chapter 13 Paediatric triage 213
Chapter 14 Military 219
Chapter 15 Practical procedures: airway and breathing
Chapter 16 Practical procedures: circulation
Chapter 17 Practical procedures: trauma
Appendix: GWAA Paediatric reference cards
The book is written and edited by Emergency Medicine specialists who are Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) trainers.