Nursing and Health Survival Guide : Recognising the Acutely Ill Child: Early Recognition.
By: Charnock, Elizabeth.
Contributor(s): Lee, Angela | Miller, Amanda.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Nursing and Health Survival Guides: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (55 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317905660.Subject(s): Pediatric nursingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nursing and Health Survival Guide : Recognising the Acutely Ill Child: Early RecognitionDDC classification: 618.92 LOC classification: RJ245 -- .C43 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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 child -- Calculation 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 algorithm -- 4 Paediatric FBAO treatment algorithm -- References -- Useful Websites.
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