Emergencies in Paediatrics and Neonatology

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Stuart Crisp, Jo Rainbow
OUP Oxford, Jun 7, 2007 - Medical - 576 pages
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Severely unwell children are the most frightening emergency a clinician can face. This handbook aims to guide the clinician through what to do and when; in a format that can be read at the bedside. Resuscitation techniques are described in detail and comprehensive management plans are provided. Emergencies in Paediatrics and Neonatology is a symptom-based handbook which concisely covers a range of essential information, from the key facts to elicit in the history to thespecific difficulties of children in an emergency situation - communication and pain relief. Symbols are used to indicate clinical severity ranging from life-threatening to minor, and the book includes detailed drug dosages for children and the most recent resuscitation guidelines.This will be invaluable for those working with acutely ill children, staff in accident and emergency medicine, and general practitioners. It will also be a useful pocket guide for all junior doctors who see children, including surgeons and anaesthetists.

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First degree at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge then Addenbrooke's Hospital. Paediatric training in Norwich, Reading, and Oxford. Advanced Paediatric training at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Extensive experience in paediatric intensive care, emergency medicine, and retrieval medicine. Flew with paediatric and neonatal retrieval teams in Sydney. Presently, still hands-on work as Consultant in a busy rural paediatric clinic and general hospital in Victoria, Australia. Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Neonatal Life Support Instructor. Enjoy teaching junior doctors, students, and para-medical staff. Hobbies include local league cricket and gloating about England winning the Ashes. Graduated from Oxford 1993; trained in Paediatrics at John Radcliffe, Oxford until 1997. Decided to have a year in Australia to recover from the MRCP and never returned. Subspecialty training in Paediatric Emergency at Children's Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children's Hospital - the major paediatric trauma centres for Sydney; and tertiary paediatric hospitals for NSW. Met husband whilst on secondment to Orange, regional centre 3 hours west of Sydney. Currently specialising in practical Paediatrics, looking after Sophie and Jack.

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