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Nursing & Health Survival Guide.

Author: Elizabeth Charnock; Angela Lee; Amanda Miller
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Nursing & health survival guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Charnock, Elizabeth.
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Recognising the Acutely Ill Child: Early Recognition.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Charnock; Angela Lee; Amanda Miller
ISBN: 9781317905660 1317905660
OCLC Number: 881570922
Description: 1 online resource (77 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction: The Importance of Early Recognition of Acute Illness in Children; Key Principles of Physical Assessment; Standards for assessing and measuring physiological observations; Temperature; Pulse and respiration; Blood pressure; Recording physiological observations; The limitations of Early Warning Scores (EWS); The importance of parental observations; Children are Different From Adults; Pre-terminal signs; Anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults; A structured approach to assessment. Assessment of Airway (A)Is the airway open; Are there any added sounds which may indicate airway difficulties; Airway adjuncts; Assessment of Breathing (B); Effort of breathing; Efficacy of breathing; Effects of breathing inadequacy on other organs; Respiratory severity assessment; Oxygen delivery adjuncts; Assessment of Circulation (C); Heart rate; Pulse volume; Pulse rhythm; Capillary refill time (CRT) and body temperature; Blood pressure; Recognising the shocked child; Classification and causes of shock; The three stages of shock; Meningococcal septicaemia: signs and symptoms. Recognising the dehydrated childCalculation of fluid requirements; Assessment of Disability (D); Rapid assessment of disability: AVPU; Posture; Pupils; Causes of raised intracranial pressure; Signs of raised intracranial pressure; Seizures; 'Don't ever forget glucose': DEFG; Tips to promote accurate measurement and recording of neurological observations; Contraindications to performing a lumbar puncture; Assessment of Exposure (E); Rashes and bruising; Temperature; Appendices; 1. Physiological observations: normal ranges and estimation of weight formula; 2. Paediatric SBAR tool. 3. Basic life support --
paediatric algorithm4. Paediatric FBAO treatment algorithm; References; Useful Websites.
Series Title: Nursing & health survival guides.

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Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

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