Reviews of Educational Material  |   November 2017
Paediatric Anaesthetic Emergency Data Manual
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  • Stanford University, Stanford, California. shwald@stanford.edu
  • (Accepted for publication November 8, 2016.)
    (Accepted for publication November 8, 2016.)×
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Reviews of Educational Material / Pediatric Anesthesia
Reviews of Educational Material   |   November 2017
Paediatric Anaesthetic Emergency Data Manual
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 911. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001844
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 911. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001844
A special challenge for healthcare practitioners is the emergency resuscitation of infants and children. James Armstrong and Hannah King have published the Paediatric Anaesthetic Emergency Data Manual as a guide specifically directed to the treatment of a life-threatening crisis. Its main audience are those involved in anesthetizing pediatric patients; however, the guide would be useful for anyone facing an in-hospital pediatric emergency.
The guide is small, light, and composed of water-resistant paper; however, it is not small enough to fit into a pocket. It is sectioned by arrest, trauma, anesthetic, and medical flowcharts, most of which are emergency treatment algorithms, but some are management guidelines. Pain treatment, fluid management, and congenital heart diseases are examples. The information is helpful; however, to be useful it would need to be attached or located at the site of care. It appears that there is only a hard copy of the information available and no electronic version of the flowcharts that come with the book.
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