Nick Castle Resuscitation Training Officer, Frimley Park
Most of the infants and children who present at A&E will be diagnosed and treated for simple minor injuries but the A&E nurse must always be prepared for clinical emergencies. Nick Castle offers guidelines in preparing A&E nurses for paediatric emergencies, in particular CPR and cardiac arrest
The aim of this article is to provide nurses with the ability to assess an ill child, instigate early basic life support to include upper airway obstruction management, and to be aware of the differences in treating the infant, child and older child.
Emergency Nurse. 7, 1, 31-37. doi: 10.7748/en1999.04.7.1.31.c1271