Chapter 15. Special Circumstances

  1. Pam Moule RN, DipN, DipNE, BSc(Hons), MSc, EdD Reader and
  2. John W. Albarran RN, DipN (Lon.), BSc (Hons), PG Dip Ed, MSc, DPhil NFESC Reader
  1. Jackie Younker Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 22 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch15

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

How to Cite

Younker, J. (2009) Special Circumstances, in Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition (eds P. Moule and J. W. Albarran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193542

Online ISBN: 9781444316056

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Keywords:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts modified in special circumstances;
  • annual incidence of anaphylaxis and anaphylaxis recognition;
  • ABCDE approach to patient assessment;
  • airway, breathing and circulation problems - decreased brain perfusion altering patient's neurologic status;
  • responding to anaphylaxis;
  • anaphylaxis algorithm;
  • acute severe asthma;
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and British Thoracic Society (BTS);
  • recognising electrocution;
  • basic life support modifications (BLS) - according to guidelines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aims

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Acute Severe Asthma

  • Drowning

  • Electrocution

  • Hypothermia

  • Poisoning and Drug Intoxication

  • Pregnancy

  • Review of Learning

  • References