Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support - A PracticalApproach to Emergencies, 3rd Edition
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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’ proceduresBased upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital careInternationally 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.


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Contributors to third edition

Contributors to first and second editions

Preface to third edition

Preface to first edition


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1 Introduction

2 Scene management in incidents involving children

3 Preparation

4 Assessment and immediate management of the seriously ill or injured child

5 Immediate management of the seriously ill child

6 Structured approach to the seriously injured child

7 Management of cardiac arrest

8 When a child dies

9 The non-seriously ill child

10 The chronically ill child

11 Safeguarding children

12 Pain management in children

13 Paediatric triage

14 Human factors

15 Practical procedures: airway and breathing

16 Practical procedures: circulation

17 Practical procedures: trauma

18 Military pre�]hospital paediatric care

Appendix: Paediatric emergency reference cards