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Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group.  This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency.

The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including:

Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand, with updates to chapters on shock, the choking child, basic life support and cardiac arrestThe latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 GuidelinesThe latest consensus guidelines on paediatric traumaEnhanced discussions on the importance of human factorsA new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagramsFree access to the Wiley E-Text

With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life.


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PART 1: Introduction

1 Introduction

2 Structured approach to paediatric emergencies

3 Human factors

PART 2: The seriously ill child

4 Structured approach to the seriously ill child

5 The child with breathing difficulties

6 The child in shock

7 The child with an abnormal pulse rate or rhythm

8 The child with a decreased conscious level

9 The convulsing child

PART 3: The seriously injured child

10 Introduction to the seriously injured child

11 Structured approach to the seriously injured child

12 The child with chest injury

13 The child with abdominal injury

14 The child with traumatic brain injury

15 The child with injuries to the extremities or the spine

16 The burned or scalded child

17 The child with an electrical injury or drowning

PART 4: Life support

18 Basic life support

19 Support of the airway and ventilation

20 Management of cardiac arrest

PART 5: Practical application of APLS

21 Practical procedures: airway and breathing

22 Practical procedures: circulation

23 Practical procedures: trauma

24 Imaging in trauma

25 Structured approach to stabilisation and transfer

PART 6: Appendices

Appendix A Acid–base balance

Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte management

Appendix C Child abuse and neglect

Appendix D When a child dies

Appendix E General approach to poisoning and envenomation

Appendix F Resuscitation of the baby at birth

Appendix G Formulary