Paediatrics at a Glance by Lawrence Miall, Mary Rudolf, Dominic Smith

By Lawrence Miall, Mary Rudolf, Dominic Smith

Paediatrics at a look is a concise, well-illustrated and obtainable advisor to all points of paediatric medication. Following the easy-to-use At a look layout, every one double web page unfold includes a diagram summarising the most differential diagnoses for every providing symptom, with accompanying textual content which covers very important stipulations and administration matters in additional aspect. for every symptom, information are given of the proper heritage and exam findings to lookout for in the course of the session. The publication is very established into 9 diverse sections, which conceal the entire variety of paediatrics. There are unique sections on improvement, universal signs, acute affliction, emergencies, the baby child, persistent ailment and incapacity. Separate chapters additionally handle comparing the kid, baby overall healthiness surveillance, the kid in class, group and kinfolk matters. Written by way of top quality paediatricians, who're working towards clinicians in addition to enthusiastic academics, Paediatrics at a look suits the finances and analyzing time of clinical scholars, pre-registration apartment officials or normal perform trainees. it's perfect as fundamental or supplementary interpreting on a lecture-based path and is mainly beneficial for examination training. when you are approximately to move in your paediatric attachment, this publication is simply what you would like! Nursing scholars, physiotherapists and different healthiness execs in need of an perception into paediatrics because it is practised also will locate this booklet helpful.

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Commence chest compressions if a pulse is absent or less than 60 beats/min. KEY POINTS • Cardiac arrest is usually secondary to respiratory failure or shock. • Providing adequate oxygenation is critical. • Shock causes tachycardia and delayed capillary refill time and is treated with boluses of fluids. • Upper airway obstruction is a common cause of acute respiratory failure in young children. • The ‘back to sleep’ campaign has reduced SIDS by 50%. g. g. g. g. g. meningitis) Assess the possibility of non-accidental injury (p.

Diabetes is discussed in detail in Chapter 53. Any severe metabolic derangement can cause coma, including severe uraemia (in renal failure) or high ammonia (inborn errors of metabolism such as urea cycle disorders), severe hypernatraemia or hyponatraemia. Coma can also be caused by cerebral oedema from over-rapid correction of electrolyte imbalance in severe dehydration. Unexplained coma In unexplained coma the possibility of non-accidental injury such as shaking injury must be considered. A computerized tomography (CT) brain scan and skeletal survey may show evidence of trauma and retinal haemorrhages may be present.

Most accidents occur in the home, so education of parents can have an important impact on their prevention. Areas which should be addressed include: • Use of car seats and belts. • Road safety and cycle helmets. • Gates on stairs, guards on windows. • Caution in the kitchen. • Installation of smoke detectors. • Fire guards, flame proof clothing. • Covering electric sockets, avoid trailing flexes on kettles and irons. • Never leaving young children alone in the bath. • Keep medicines and poisons out of reach with locks on cupboards.

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