Practical Approach to Pediatric Intensive Care

This is the second 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 * Fully revised, second edition * First edition published 2008