Preparation and use of resuscitation equipment to assess and treat children in emergency situations
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Preparation and use of resuscitation equipment to assess and treat children in emergency situations

Angela Lee Lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford
Elizabeth Charnock Lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford
Amanda Miller Lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford

This article uses the (A) Airway, (B) Breathing and, (C) Circulation structured approach to the assessment of a sick child to provide an overview of the equipment used in resuscitation attempts involving children. It emphasises that a working knowledge of the resuscitation equipment used in emergency situations is fundamental to the process of checking and preparing it. The article is aimed at students and newly qualified nurses, but may be also useful as revision for more experienced nurses.

Nursing Children and Young People. 27, 2,30-37. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.27.2.30.e524

Correspondence

a.e.lee@salford.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review

Received: 19 March 2014

Accepted: 15 August 2014