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A CD Rom containing info at the medical administration of neonatal and paediatric emergencies. There are over 900 pages of administration together with greater than 500 medical photos, x rays, ECGs. it is also over a hundred and twenty movies related to teenagers experiencing emergency difficulties and receiving quite a few lifestyles saving tactics. Covers emergencies appropriate in either wealthy and bad international locations. There are algorithms for the administration of emergencies all through, in addition to a formulary of emergency medications

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Protocol for drugs in asystole. The drug should be injected quickly down a narrow bore suction catheter beyond the tracheal end of the tube and then flushed in with 1 or 2 ml of normal saline. In patients with pulmonary disease or prolonged asystole pulmonary oedema and intrapulmonary shunting may make the tracheal route poorly effective. If there has been no clinical effect, further doses should be given intravenously as soon as circulatory access has been secured. Alkalising agents Children with asystole will be acidotic as cardiac arrest has usually been preceded by respiratory arrest or shock.

Neither does it protect against aspiration. The use of the LMA for resuscitation of infants and children is not recommended currently although it may be employed by those proficient in its use. PUTTING IT TOGETHER: AIRWAY-BREATHING MANAGEMENT In order to respond urgently and yet retain thoroughness, effective emergency management demands a systematic, prioritised approach. Care can be structured into the following phases. Primary assessment This consists of a rapid “physiological” examination to identify immediately lifethreatening emergencies.

41 ADVANCED SUPPORT OF THE AIRWAY AND VENTILATION Laryngeal mask airway The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an airway device that has become widely advocated in adult anaesthesia and resuscitation. Although it is available in smaller sizes for infants and children, it is difficult to position and can become dislodged easily. The device sits over the glottic opening and the user must be aware that the LMA does not guarantee the airway to the same extent as tracheal intubation. Neither does it protect against aspiration.

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