Chapter 9. Paediatric Resuscitation

  1. Karen Cleaver and
  2. Janet Webb
  1. Rebecca Hoskins and
  2. Karen Chandler

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch9

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

How to Cite

Hoskins, R. and Chandler, K. (2007) Paediatric Resuscitation, in Emergency Care of Children and Young People (eds K. Cleaver and J. Webb), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch9

Editor Information

  1. School of Health and Social Care, The University of Greenwich, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101103

Online ISBN: 9780470691786



  • paediatric resuscitation;
  • respiratory tract;
  • cardiac arrest;
  • child health care;
  • foreign body obstruction sequence


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Why are children different?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract

  • Pathways leading to cardiac arrest in children

  • Basic life support

  • When to go for help

  • Foreign body obstruction sequence

  • Advanced life support

  • Intra—osseous access

  • Heat loss

  • Post—resuscitation care

  • Care of the family

  • When to terminate resuscitation

  • Equipment

  • Newborn resuscitation

  • Useful guesstimates

  • Key points

  • Bereavement

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix 1 Resources and organisations available to families who have had had a sudden bereavement (following the death of their child