Emergency care of children and young people / edited by Karen Cleaver & Janet Webb. - Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007. - 1 online resource (xiv, 181 pages) : illustrations - Wiley Online Library .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Setting the scene: the context of emergency care for children and young people / Karen Cleaver & Janet Webb -- Principles of emergency care for children and young people / Lesley Wayne, Louise Bunn & Janet Webb -- Legal and ethical emergency care of children / Pat Rose -- Safeguarding and protecting children: the roles and responsibilities of the emergency care practitioner / Janet Webb -- Meeting the specific needs of young people attending the emergency department / Jean Shepherd & Olive McKeown -- Treatment and management of minor injuries / Lesley Wayne & Louise Bunn -- The principles of assessment and management of pain in children and young people attending an emergency department / Ann Rich -- Emergency care of the critically ill or seriously injured child / Karen Chandler, Gill McEwing & Janet Kelsey -- Paediatric resuscitation / Rebecca Hoskins & Karen Chandler -- Emergency care and management of children with acute respiratory illness / Janet Kelsey & Gill McEwing -- The assessment and management of paediatric fever in the emergency setting / Karen Cleaver -- Emergency care of children with sickle cell disease: one family's experience / Priscilla Dike -- Emergency care of children and young people with diabetic ketoacidosis / Camille Roddam.

Children and young people account for a quarter of all patients treated in emergency departments in the UK, with three million children attending emergency departments every year. Emergency Care of Children and Young People prepares practitioners for the challenges of caring for children in emergency departments. Children requiring emergency care have unique and differing needs and may not respond or cooperate during an initial assessment as an adult would. Emergency Care of Children and Young People is an essential reference for all health care professionals working with children in the emerg.

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Pediatric emergency services--Great Britain.
Hospitals--Emergency services--Great Britain.
Pediatric nursing--Great Britain.

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2007 G-391 WY 154 / E5206 2007