Part I. Basic Principles of PICU: 1. Differences between the child and neonate from the adult; 2. Neonatal problems in the PICU; 3. Resuscitation; 4. The structured approach to the seriously injured child; 5. Airway and ventilation; 6. Circulation and rhythm disturbances; 7. Sedation and analgesia in PICU; 8. Fluids, electrolytes and nutrition; 9. Transport of the critically ill child; 10. Death on the PICU; Part II. Specific PICU problems: 11. Respiratory disease; 12. Cardiac disease on the PICU; 13. Monica Stokes - Birmingham Children's Hospital; 14. Dysrhythmias and myocardial disease; 15. Neurological and neuromuscular disease; 16. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders; 17. Renal disease; 18. Haematology and oncology; 19. Endocrine disorders; 20. Inborn errors of metabolism; 21. Infection and related illness; 22. Trauma; 23. Poisoning; 24. Neonatal and other surgical patients in PICU.
This is an essential handbook for all those involved in the care of critically ill children.