Based on the recently published UK 5th edition, this Australian edition of the ALSG’s 3 day course on paediatric life support in the golden hour includes important changes, most notably:
- Changes to the sections involving resuscitation to incorporate the 2010 Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines; this involves seven chapters.
- A discussion of the importance of human factors.
- A new design in full colour, with over 40 colour photographs in place of the original line drawings.
A practical guide to paediatric life support, the book moves from the first principles of recognising life threatening conditions through all the procedures necessary to save a child’s life. It includes sections on different types of conditions from the most common to particular emergencies encountered in hot climates, for example envenomation. The text serves both as a learning manual and a reference for use in the clinical context.