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Emergency Care

Emergency presentations involving children are both challenging and extremely stressful. This chapter discusses the emergency care of some potentially life-threatening situations involving children. It includes allergic reactions, seizures and resuscitation, and provides guidance for the treatment of these conditions. This material should be the cornerstone of knowledge for any nurse working in the pediatric specialties, and provides a basic overview that will lead to increased confidence in managing emergencies in young children.

Contents include

  • Allergic reactions
  • Seizures
  • Resuscitation
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Gerry has over 40 years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who at...

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