Book review: Paediatric Intensive Care
A must for any critical care health professional or any area where seriously ill children are cared for
Paediatric Intensive Care
Peter Barry, Kevin Morris and Tariq Ali (Eds) | Oxford University Press | £44.99 | 944pp | ISBN: 980198807018
Taking a systematic approach to treatment of a critically ill child, this book gives the theoretical underpinning for treatment and clinical decision making in a paediatric intensive care setting.
It is not necessarily nursing focused as it does not give prescriptive nursing care.
The book is broken down into four sections: a general introduction to paediatric intensive care, organ system support and related practical procedures, specific specialties, and compassionate and family orientated care.
Each section is then divided into subsections that follow logically on from each other. Throughout the book there are troubleshooting section that describe problems and give succinct solutions.
This textbook would be a must for any critical care health professional or any area where seriously ill children are cared for.
It would benefit nurses studying on a paediatric intensive care module or course, or would be an excellent reference textbook for paediatric intensive care wards and hospital libraries.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Mills, senior lecturer children’s nursing, Sheffield Hallam University