Recent developments in neonatal and paediatric emergencies

Nigel M. Turner*

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Abstract

The present article is intended as an update for anaesthesiologists on recent developments in life-threatening paediatric emergencies and paediatric resuscitation. It is assumed that the reader has at least a basic knowledge of the general principles of emergency medicine, such as the ABCDE-approach and the principle of 'treat first what kills first'; and also that the reader is familiar with the anatomical, physiological and psychological differences between adults and children. The article begins with a description of the background to paediatric emergencies followed by a description of a widely used systematic approach to the assessment of the seriously ill child. In the second half of the article, the principles of the initial treatment for acute, life-threatening problems in children and paediatric resuscitation are discussed with reference to the recent literature. The article ends with a discussion of the changes in latest guidelines for resuscitation of babies at birth. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011;28:471-477 Published online 12 May 2011

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-477
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2011

Keywords

  • child
  • emergency medicine
  • infant newborn
  • resuscitation
  • RESUSCITATION COUNCIL GUIDELINES
  • HOSPITAL CARDIAC-ARREST
  • CARDIOPULMONARY-RESUSCITATION
  • THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA
  • CHEST-COMPRESSION
  • CAPILLARY REFILL
  • LIFE-SUPPORT
  • CHILDREN
  • IMPLEMENTATION
  • OUTCOMES

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