This compact book contains colour coded sections of checklists and flow charts for the immediate management of a wide range of paediatric situations including resuscitation, trauma, anaesthetic and medical emergencies. The 'age-by-page' section consists of tables of commonly used anaesthetic and resuscitation drugs, pre-calculated for a specific weight within the WHO weight range, for that specific age. Each page includes medication doses, airway equipment including size of endotracheal tubes, laryngeal masks and airway adjuncts, resuscitation fluids including blood products and mannitol and stabilisation infusions such as sedatives and inotropes for ongoing management of the patient. In addition to the emergency guideline sections, the anaesthetic management of 50 common syndromes and congenital conditions are included and the drug formulary provides a convenient reference section of doses and indications of common paediatric medications. An essential quick-reference handbook for anaesthetists, intensive care and emergency department physicians, and trainees.
- A checklist based approach to management of paediatric emergencies, with pre-calculated 'age-by-page' emergency information from birth to twelve years, facilitating quick and accurate treatment of patients
- Spiral bound with colour coded sections for immediate access to information in an emergency
- Anaesthetic implications for over 50 common congenital conditions are summarised for rapid access
Paediatric cardiac arrest algorithm
Newborn cardiac arrest algorithm
Traumatic brain injury
Difficult mask ventilation
Unanticipated difficult intubation
Can't intubate, can't ventilate
Severe local anaesthetic toxicity
Pain management guidelines
Congenital cardiac disease
Common syndromes and congenital conditions
Life threatening asthma
James Armstrong, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK
James Armstrong is Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK.
Hannah King, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK
Hannah King is Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK.