This book covers the most common paediatric problems encountered by staff in the Emergency Department. The contents include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, major trauma, fractures and other orthopaedic problems, burns, scalds, and poisoning. Child abuse and its recognition and management are described. Emphasis has been placed on the emergency management of serious illness and injury and on the management of common problems. In many cases, further management is
described for those studying for the Accident and fellowship examination in Accident and Emergency.
This edition includes a revised section on paediatric resuscitation which summarizes the latest guidelines in this area. The section on major trauma has been extended to follow the Advanced Paediatric Life Support guidelines, and the section on fractures, now in tabular format, is easier to understand and compare possible diagnoses.
This is an essential practical reference for all junior doctors and nurses working in an emergency department.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 466 g
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
This is a welcome and long-awaited publication on a specialist subject which has hitherto not been represented by a dedicated book. The overall impression is of a very thorough and well-planned book with no serious errors or omissions ... Highly recommended reading for all GP trainees and SHOs about to embark on their Accident and Emergency Department attachments: it is inexpensive and good value. * Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, 1993; 79 *
This medium-sized book is ideal for a departmental reference book. It is well presented with clear headings in bold type and a good index, and is extremely easy to use ... an excellent book for junior nurses and doctors working in the A & E department ... A well thought out and highly recommended book. * Sue Pearce, Accident and Emergency Nursing, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 1994 *