One in 70 children are admitted to paediatric intensive care (PIC) at some time during childhood. Most paediatric junior doctors will rotate through PIC, and will be involved in organising acute intensive care for critically ill children. The range of children and their illnesses going through PIC is vast, making it a hugely diverse specialty. A critically ill child will end up there regardless of their underlying disease, and as a result consultants in PIC must be true generalists and need to acquire knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatrics, as well as acquiring significant knowledge of anaesthesia and surgery.
From setting up the ventilator, to managing low cardiac output, Paediatric Intensive Care gives practical and realistic advice for children's doctors and nurses in intensive care. Information is organised by system or speciality, and presented in easily-accessible '5 minute chunks', making it easy to get the answers you need, but is also extensively cross-referenced so that different aspects of a particular clinical problem are fully covered. The handbook contains answers to specific problems and provides guidance on how to manage specific issues, and will become an indispensible guide for all those who provide care to sick children.
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Paediatric Intensive Care is an excellent text for basic pathophysiology, diagnostic pathways, and management guidelines. It is well suited for its target audience and serves as a ready reference for urgent or difficult critical-care questions. It was the only critical-care text I brought on a medical outreach trip to China, and the Chinese physicians specifically asked for this book for future use. The rest of my medical team intends to purchase personal copies. No more enthusiastic or genuine endorsement of this text's quality can be found. ( Respiratory Care)
... a source of inspiration and knowledge for researchers who want to work in this field, and for health care planners who want to develop dignity and person centered care in their services. ( Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, March 2013)
Peter Barry has published over 60 papers and review articles in the fields of paediatric intensive care, inhalational drug delivery and high altitude medicine. He is currently a consultant in paediatric intensive care, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and an honorary senior lecturer at the Department of Child Health, University of Leicester.
Kevin Morris is a consultant in paediatric intensive care at Birmingham Children's Hospital and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He trained in adult medicine before completing his training in paediatrics in Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham. He trained in PICU in Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia before taking up his current post in 1997. He has a particular research interest in traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children.
Tariq Ali began his training at St Barts and Homerton Hospitals in London before completing his specialist training at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. He has worked abroad as a visiting consultant at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa and has worked briefly for Medicin Sans Frontieres during the conflict in Rwanda. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has been a consultant in paediatric intensive care and anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford since 1999.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000807319