Paediatric Intensive Care

Paediatric Intensive Care

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Specialist Handbooks Series in Paediatrics

Edited by Peter Barry, Edited by Kevin Morris, Edited by Tariq Ali

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 944 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 182mm x 32mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199233276
  • ISBN 13: 9780199233274
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 110 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 141,923

Product description

One in 70 children are admitted to paediatric intensive care (PIC) at some time during childhood. Most paediatric junior doctors will rotate through PIC, and will be involved in organising acute intensive care for critically ill children. The range of children and their illnesses going through PIC is vast, making it a hugely diverse specialty. A critically ill child will end up there regardless of their underlying disease, and as a result consultants in PIC must be true generalists and need to acquire knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatrics, as well as acquiring significant knowledge of anaesthesia and surgery. From setting up the ventilator, to managing low cardiac output, Paediatric Intensive Care gives practical and realistic advice for children's doctors and nurses in intensive care. Information is organised by system or speciality, and presented in easily-accessible '5 minute chunks', making it easy to get the answers you need, but is also extensively cross-referenced so that different aspects of a particular clinical problem are fully covered. The handbook contains answers to specific problems and provides guidance on how to manage specific issues, and will become an indispensible guide for all those who provide care to sick children.

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Tariq Ali began his training at St Barts and Homerton Hospitals in London before completing his specialist training at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. He has worked abroad as a visiting consultant at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa and has worked briefly for Medicin Sans Frontieres during the conflict in Rwanda. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has been a consultant in paediatric intensive care and anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford since 1999.

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Paediatric Intensive Care is an excellent text for basic pathophysiology, diagnostic pathways, and management guidelines. It is well suited for its target audience and serves as a ready reference for urgent or difficult critical-care questions. It was the only critical-care text I brought on a medical outreach trip to China, and the Chinese physicians specifically asked for this book for future use. The rest of my medical team intends to purchase personal copies. No more enthusiastic or genuine endorsement of this text's quality can be found. Respiratory Care ... a source of inspiration and knowledge for researchers who want to work in this field, and for health care planners who want to develop dignity and person centered care in their services. Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, March 2013

Table of contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE ; 1. An introduction to paediatric intensive care ; 2. Epidemiology and outcome of paediatric intensive care ; 3. Paediatric resuscitation and critical care outreach ; 4. Clinical assessment ; 5. Physics and clinical measurement ; 6. Vascular access and monitoring ; 7. Applied physiology ; ORGAN SYSTEM SUPPORT AND RELATED PRACTICAL PROCEDURES ; 8. Airway management and ventilation ; 9. Anaesthesia ; 10. Analgesia and sedation ; 11. Circulatory support ; 12. Cardiopulmonary bypass ; 13. Managing fluids and electrolytes/acid base ; 14. Renal replacement therapies ; 15. Nutrition ; 16. Heat-related illness ; 17. Prescribing ; 18. Transport and retrieval ; 19. Imaging in paediatric intensive care ; SPECIFIC SPECIALTIES ; 20. Cardiac disorders and post-operative care ; 21. Respiratory disease ; 22. Neurocritical care ; 23. Trauma ; 24. Infection control policies and PICU ; 25. Immunity and infection ; 26. Sepsis and multiple organ failure ; 27. Laboratory investigations for infectious disease ; 28. Antimicrobial use on the PICU ; 29. Neonatology ; 30. Gastroenterology and hepatology ; 31. Nephrology ; 32. Diabetes and endocrinology ; 33. Metabolic ; 34. Haematology and oncology ; 35. Brain death, organ donation, and transplantation ; 36. Poisoning ; 37. Technology dependent children ; 38. Genetic syndromes ; 39. Paediatric intensive care medicine in the developing world ; COMPASSIONATE AND FAMILY-ORIENTATED CARE ; 40. The child and family in PICU ; 41. Aspects of the law in paediatric intensive care ; 42. Clinical governance, audit and risk management ; 43. Child protection