Essentials of Paediatric Intensive Care

Author: C. Stack,P. Dobbs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521687973

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 320

This is an essential handbook for all those involved in the care of critically ill children. It covers all of the key aspects of paediatric intensive care and also features a comprehensive 'list' of drugs commonly used in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care, including those used for premedication, anaesthesia, local anaesthesia, analgesia, cardiac anaesthesia, antibiotics, emergency and resuscitation drugs, inotropes, 'new' drugs (e.g. calcium infusions, epoprostenal).

Handbook of Paediatric Intensive Care

Author: Gale A. Pearson

Publisher: Saunders Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 7593

HANDBOOK OF PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE is a highly practical guide to the care of very sick children, giving clear and concise advice on diagnosis and management. The book is divided into two parts -- the first covers general topics that orient the reader to the environment of pediatric intensive care, the second takes an organ-system approach, with consideration of specific diagnoses and interventions.

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing

Author: Michaela Dixon,Doreen Crawford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118301870

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 2477

The needs of critically ill children are unique and highly specialized. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is an essential manual of care and an invaluable resource to all those involved in the care of critically ill children and young people. Covering all the key aspects of pediatric intensive care, it is a fully comprehensive textbook which provides an evidence-based and up-to-date guide for all nurses who work with critically ill children. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is divided into four user-friendly sections: The first section looks at the general background of paediatric intensive care Section two employs a systems approach, with each chapter focusing on a specific disease and following the same framework. This includes treating children with cardiac conditions, acute neurological dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions Section three looks at the essential care of managing pain relief, transportation needs and treating wounds The final section explores the holistic aspects of nursing - nutrition and fluid management, infection control issues, safeguarding children and spirituality and bereavement Written by a team of experts in the field, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is indispensable reading for nurses and health care professionals working with critically ill children.

Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care

Author: Mark C. Rogers,Mark A. Helfaer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 873

View: 744

This synopsis of the clinical chapters from Dr. Roger's Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care provides the core information needed for quick referral and safe practice in the pediatric ICU. Organized by organ system and filled with practical suggestions for caring for your critically ill pediatric patient, the 3rd edition features concise, practice-targeted guidelines perfect for the busy practitioner.

Paediatric Intensive Care

Author: Peter Barry,Kevin Morris,Tariq Ali

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198807015


Page: 944

View: 2970

Paediatric Intensive Care gives practical and realistic advice for all those who care for critically ill children. Organised predominantly by system or speciality for easy reference, it also comprehensively covers the underlying principles that guide clinicians in every day practice.

Pediatric Critical Care E-Book

Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman,Jerry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081703

Category: Medical

Page: 1776

View: 5311

Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients. Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach. Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities. Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more. Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access. Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field. Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations. Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at

Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care

Author: Donald H. Shaffner,David G. Nichols

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469888378

Category: Medical

Page: 2000

View: 310

Now in vibrant full color throughout, Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, 5th Edition, continues its tradition of excellence as the gold standard in the field. For more than 25 years, readers have turned to this comprehensive resource for clear explanations of both the principles underlying pediatric critical care disease and trauma as well as how these principles are applied in clinical practice. In the 5th Edition, more than 250 global contributors bring you completely up to date on today’s understanding, treatments, technologies, and outcomes regarding critical illness in children.

Essentials of pediatric intensive care

Author: Daniel Louis Levin,Frances Connally Morriss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443059308

Category: Medical

Page: 1813

View: 6369

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Author: Anthony C. Chang

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683015089

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 1905

A distinguished list of contributors from some of the major international centers covers this specialty like never before. With recent advances in ultrasound technology and pharmacology the expertise required to care for a critically ill child with heart disease takes an integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team and central focus. This resource provides comprehensive discussions of pertinent cardiac issues in the ICU setting with emphasis on perioperative care.

Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Author: Nicholas S. Abend, MD,Mark A. Helfaer, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050695

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 8484

"Pediatric Neurocritical Care is by far the most comprehensive book I have read dealing with this topic... This text will provide an excellent reference for those interested in the pediatric intensive care cases or pediatrics in general. It is written very well and is chock-full of information that Practioners in a pediatric ICU setting would use." --Donna Jacobs, R. EEG T., CNIM, The Neurodiagnostic Journal Caring for children with neurocritical illness often requires multi-specialty collaboration and the understanding of an ever-expanding body of data. This book gives clinicians the up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant guidance they need to provide optimal care to children with these acute neurologic disorders. The chapters in Pediatric Neurocritical Care are authored by experts in each individual topic, and co-edited by a neurologist and intensivist to ensure that all topics have been fully addressed from both perspectives. The book covers the complete continuum of care from assessment, monitoring, and condition specific management through rehabilitation. Early chapters present differential diagnosis and management approaches to common overarching problems such as coma, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure, followed by chapters focusing on the evaluation and management of specific conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, central nervous system infections, and demyelinating disorders. The final chapters address important associated psychological, social, and ethical issues. To reflect the full spectrum of specialties involved in the burgeoning field of pediatric neurocritical care, the book brings together an international group of experts from multiple disciplines including critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychology, and pediatric subspecialties. Pediatric Neurocritical Care features: Every topic is addressed from a neurologic and critical care perspective. Comprehensive coverage includes the evaluation of common overarching problems and management of specific conditions, in addition to discussion of related psychological, ethical, and social issues. Chapters are written by internationally known experts from the fields of critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and many affiliated specialties.

Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide

Text and Review

Author: Steven E. Lucking,Frank A. Maffei,Robert F. Tamburro,Neal J. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857299239

Category: Medical

Page: 952

View: 4404

This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner

Pediatric Critical Care

Author: Joseph D Tobias

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125018797

Category: Pediatric emergencies

Page: 465

View: 1388

This Book Gives An Overview Of Critical Care Medicine And Provides Practical And Useful Information, Which Can Be Used During The Initial Stabilisation And Management Of The Critically Ill Child. Its Primary Objective Is To Provide Useful And Practical Information That Can Be Used During The Initial Stabilization And Management Of The Critically Ill Child, And To Provide An Overview Of Day-To-Day Management Of Such Patients. Additionally, This Text Would Serve As An Introduction To The Pediatric Icu For House Staff Of Various Disciplines, For Medical Students, And For Nursing Staff. It Is Meant For Use In General Practice And In Specialist Settings.

Practical Approach to Pediatric Intensive Care

Author: Praveen Khilnani

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789351527398

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 5649

This is the third edition of this comprehensive guide to the practical aspects of paediatric intensive care, with contributions from various international authors. 12 sections, spanning over 1000 pages, cover basic practical and surgical issues in paediatric intensive care, as well as conditions specific to various systems of the human body, including respiratory, circulatory neurological, gastroenterological (digestive) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, pancreas) systems. The penultimate section is on environmental injuries, including thermal burns, heat disorders and electric shock, and the book concludes with miscellaneous practical aspects of paediatric intensive care, such as quality improvement in the PICU (paediatric intensive care unit), and simulation based training and drugs in the PICU. Included in this new edition are recent resuscitation guidelines (AHA PALS, 2010) and international ‘surviving sepsis’ guidelines (2012), along with a thorough update of all the latest information and technology in the field of paediatric critical care. 378 illustrations include updated flowcharts for several chapters, giving a quick overview of management of common PICU problems. Practical Approach to Pediatric Intensive Care serves as a complete guide to the day-to-day management of the PICU. Key Points Sections on specific systems of the human body New resuscitation and international ‘surviving sepsis’ guidelines included 378 illustrations over 1000+ pages New, fully revised edition Previous edition published 2008

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children

Author: David G. Nichols,William J. Greeley,Dorothy G. Lappe,Ross M. Ungerleider,Duke E. Cameron,Philip J. Spevak,Randall C. Wetzel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070078

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 2247

Pediatric intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and anesthesiologists from the leading centers around the world present the collaborative perspectives, concepts, and state-of-the-art knowledge required to care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in the ICU. Their multidisciplinary approach encompasses every aspect of the relevant basic scientific principles, medical and pharmacologic treatments, and surgical techniques and equipment. From the extracardiac Fontan procedure, and the Ross procedure through new pharmacologic agents and the treatment of pulmonary hypertension to mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization—all of the developments that are affecting this rapidly advancing field are covered in depth. Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access. Features chapters each written and reviewed by intensivists, surgeons, and cardiologists. Integrates the authors' extensive experiences with state-of-the-art knowledge from the literature. Offers four completely new chapters: Cardiac Trauma, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Outcome Evaluation. Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of all of the new pharmacologic agents. Details important refinements and developments in surgical techniques, including the Ross pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve, video-assisted fluoroscopy, and the extracardiac Fontan connection, and discusses their indications and potential complications. Explores the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, new developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.

Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Author: Margaret C. Slota

Publisher: Saunders


Category: Medical

Page: 889

View: 7724

Now updated to reflect the current state of pediatric critical care nursing practice, this guide from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) explores the anatomic, physiologic, and cognitive/psychosocial changes that occur across the lifespan of a child. This resource also serves as an effective study guide for the pediatric CCRN certification examination.

The PICU Book

A Primer for Medical Students, Residents and Acute Care Practitioners

Author: Ronald M. Perkin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814329606

Category: Medical

Page: 766

View: 5902

This book is a clinical guide in the practice of pediatric critical care and can serve as a roadmap for an introductory journey through this broad and challenging subspecialty. Key topics intrinsic to the practice of pediatric critical care are addressed from an organ-system and disease-specific perspective, and tailored to the needs of new learners. Comprehensive, practical and up-to-date information is provided in a user-friendly format that facilitates both learning and care implications. Each topic is analyzed and discussed in a custom-built section to provide both an overview and the necessary detail to help the reader participate in and contribute to patient care. Definitions, etiologies, physical findings, laboratory and radiologic data, differential diagnoses, management, suggested consultations and prognosis are condensed using easy-to-find boxes, bulleted lists, decision trees, tables and illustrations.

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191200

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 989

This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

Author: Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317819616

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 1698

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive care. This is the first and only book dedicated to this topic and was created to support individuals interested in developing and studying critical care environments for children and their families. In addition to a detailed analysis of the literature from research and practice, the author provides a summary of the historical development of critical care for infants and children, and information regarding the role of PICUs and NICUs in the critical care system. A discussion of current codes and future trends is also provided. Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care includes essays from prominent voices in the field ranging from inspired young architects and researchers to world-renowned healthcare design and research icons. Illustrations of work that has been identified as exemplary or representative of recent directions are included, which will help those planning new or remodeled projects to identify and examine precedents. This book is intended to help designers and researchers enhance healing environments for young patients in critical care settings and provide information in support of the families and staff who provide care for these children and infants.

Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Author: Prashant Shah

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350906392

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 1394

This manual is a practical guide to the care of children after cardiac surgery. Beginning with discussion on preparing for and receiving a paediatric patient from the operating theatre, the next chapter describes monitoring techniques. Each of the following sections discusses the management of different conditions that may arise after surgery, including mediastinal bleeding, arrhythmias, capillary leak syndrome, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and renal issues, and infection. Appendices include drugs administration and dosage, and guidelines for endotracheal suction. Key points Concise guide to the care of children after cardiac surgery Covers management of numerous conditions that may arise post-surgery Separate chapter dedicated to monitoring techniques Appendices include discussion on drug administration and endotracheal suction

Science and Practice of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Author: Derek S. Wheeler,Hector R. Wong,Thomas P. Shanley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848009219

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 1479

The ? eld of critical care medicine is in the midst of a dramatic change. Technological and s- enti? c advances during the last decade have resulted in a fundamental change in the way we view disease processes, such as sepsis, shock, acute lung injury, and traumatic brain injury. Pediatric intensivists have been both witness to and active participants in bringing about these changes. As the understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases reaches the cellular and molecular levels, the gap between critical care medicine and molecular biology will disappear. It is imperative that all physicians caring for critically ill children in this new era have a th- ough understanding of the applicability of molecular biology to the care of these patients at the bedside in order to keep up with the rapidly evolving ? eld of critical care medicine. To the same extent, the practice of critical care medicine is in the midst of fundamental change. In keeping with the Institute of Medicine’s report “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” the care of critically ill and injured children needs to be safe, evidence-based, equitable, ef? cient, timely, and fami- centered [1,2]. In the following pages, these changes in our specialty are discussed in greater scope and detail, offering the reader fresh insight into not only where we came from, but also where we are going as a specialty.