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Pediatric Advanced Transport is an all-new comprehensive pediatric and neonatal training resource for transport professionals. This book provides the details of and foundation for how caring for the pediatric and neonatal patients in a transport environment differs from caring for adult patients. Chapters include an in-depth review by system of the anatomy and physiology of pediatric and neonatal patients, as well as a comprehensive discussion of airway management and mechanical ventilation.  Other chapters include management of cardiac comorbidities, pediatric shock, neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric trauma, burns, and pediatric surgical emergencies. Special patient populations such as children with renal, endocrine, hematologic/oncologic disorders are also addressed. High-risk obstetrics and newborn care are also covered, specifically focusing on management of maternal conditions that may complicate pregnancy and including a step-by-step physical assessment of the newborn. Additional features include “Practical Applications for Transport,” a summary of key points for transporting pediatric patients with specific medical conditions; many chapters include multiple illustrations. 

Those registered for the Pediatric Advanced Transport Course will receive a complimentary copy of this book.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Safety

Safety Management Systems
Pre-mission Planning
Working Environment
Safety Equipment
Emergencies during Transport
ASNTA Position on Transport Team Safety

Chapter 2 Transport Physiology

Atmospheric and Barometric Pressure
The Physical Gas Laws
Gas Disorders
Stressors of Transport

Chapter 3 Legal Issues in Critical Care Transport

Rules, Regulations, and Laws Affecting Critical Care Transport
Additional Legal Issues in Critical Care Transport
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Litigation Process
Malpractice and Liability Insurance

Chapter 4 Disasters and Mass-Casualty Incidents

Disasters and Mass-Casualty Incidents
Explosive Incidents and Blast Injuries
Principles of Disaster Management
Triage Systems
Medical Transport Teams

Chapter 5 Anatomy and Physiology

Respiratory System
Cardiovascular System
Musculoskeletal System
Neurologic System
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems
Integumentary System
Growth and Development

Chapter 6 Pediatric Airway

Basic Airway Management
Artificial Airways
Post Airway Management

Chapter 7 Pulmonary Disorders

Neonatal-Specific Pulmonary Disorders
Pulmonary Disorders
Upper Airway Disorders
Lower Airway Disorders
Pulmonary Medications

Chapter 8 Pediatric Ventilation

Fundamentals of Ventilation and Oxygenation
Lung Compliance, Resistance, and Time Constant
Metabolic Rates in Children
Normal Compensatory Mechanisms in Children
Air Pressure Measurements
Conventional Mechanical Ventilation
Transport Considerations

Chapter 9 Cardiac Comorbidities

Cardiac Development
Congenital Heart Defect Classifications
Acyanotic Defects
Cyanotic Defects
Conduction Disturbances

Chapter 10 High-Risk Obstetrics and Newborn Care

Maternal Gestational Diabetes
Maternal Hypertension Disorders during Pregnancy
Maternal Infectious Diseases during Pregnancy
Other Obstetrical Complications
Precipitous Delivery in Transport
Physical Assessment of the Newborn

Chapter 11 Neurologic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neural Tube Defects
Muscular Dystrophies
Spinal Muscle Atrophy
Neurodevelopmental Behavioral Intellectual Disorders

Chapter 12 Pediatric Shock

General Characteristics of Shock
Hypovolemic Shock
Sepsis and Infectious Disease
Distributive Shock
Cardiogenic Shock
Obstructive Shock

Chapter 13 Pediatric Abdominal Disorders and Special Patient Populations

Pediatric Abdominal and Genitourinary Surgical Emergencies
Renal Disorders and Trauma
Endocrine Disorders
Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders
Pediatric Patients and Solid Organ Transplant

Chapter 14 Pediatric Trauma

Mechanism of Injury
Patient Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma
Spinal Cord Injuries
Thoracic Trauma
Abdominal Trauma
Musculoskeletal Trauma
Nonaccidental Trauma
Emerging Trends

Chapter 15 Burns

Pathophysiology and Epidemiology
Characteristics of Burns
Assessment of Burn Injuries
General Management of Burn Injuries
Types of Burns
Transport Considerations


Pain management
Vasopressors/Cardiac medications
Anticonvulsants and Benzodiazepines
Respiratory medications
Endocrine medications
Reversal agents
Medications: Other

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