Written by the author of the pediatrics section of the 1998 National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics, this innovative volume is designed for both Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support providers at all levels. Exceptionally current and comprehensive, it serves as a convenient training manual, reference, and refresher on cutting-edge developments and standards. Unique in perspective, it features an assessment/problem-based approach to prehospital pediatrics that links the process of assessment to treatment--carefully and precisely illustrated with case scenarios and task analysis. It covers the full range of pediatric emergencies and the National Standards curriculum, and is the only prehospital care book to cover children with special healthcare needs. Features Skills Stations with Skills Sheets, decision tree schematics for rapid assessment, "Common Questions," and an abundance of illustrations. Pediatric Assessment. Airway Management. Respiratory Emergencies and Management. Cardiovascular Emergencies and Management. Hypoperfusion (Shock) and Fluid Resuscitation. Medications and Medication Administration. Altered Mental Status. Seizures. Trauma. Newborn Resuscitation. CHSN and TAC. Child Abuse and Neglect. CISD. Common Medical Complaints. Toxicology. Pain Management and Sedation. Transport Issues. Medicolegal Issues. For Paramedics, EMT-Bs.
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