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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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Author / Editor Biographies

Paediatrics
Gerry has many 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 currently works part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne and runs her own business in paediatric health education. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled ‘Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide’.

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