Emergency Medical Services for Children

Emergency Medical Services for Children

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Explores why emergency care for children--from infants through adolescents--must differ from that for adults and describes what seriously ill or injured children generally experience in today's EMS systems. Points the way to integrating EMS-C into current and emergency programs and into broader aspects of health care for children. Gives recommendations for ensuring access to emergency care through the 9-1-1 system; training health professionals, from paramedics to physicians; educating the public; and more.Providers need an opportunity to learn about new developments in their field and to practice skills (such as CPR) that are difficult to retain ... The PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) course was developed in the mid-1980s by an AHA subcommittee on pediatric resuscitation. ... An instructora#39;s manual (Seidel and Burkett, 1988) and textbook (Chameides, 1990) are available for the two-day course.

Title:Emergency Medical Services for Children
Author:Jane S. Durch, Kathleen N. Lohr
Publisher:National Academies - 1993-01-01


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