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Practical Paediatric Procedures

1st Edition

By Ruth Nia Henderson, Sanjiv Nichani, Mike Silverman

CRC Press

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pub: 2010-01-29
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Practical Paediatric Procedures is an invaluable multimedia tool for the paediatrician in training. Covering all core diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that the trainee would be expected to know how to do, each procedure is introduced in the book, describing the scientific background, clinical applications and associated problems. Their place in clinical investigation and management is illustrated by clinical examples. Problems are highlighted, particularly in relation to the interpretation of investigative procedures. Useful lists of further reading are provided.

Each procedure is uniquely illustrated on the accompanying DVD using a variety of techniques including video clips, animated diagrams and figures, and enhanced by text and commentary. The book and DVD are thoroughly integrated to provide the reader with a complete package to enhance their understanding and ability to practice all the core procedures.

An excellent complement to the trainee's standard paediatrics textbook, Practical Paediatric Procedures meets the criteria of the RCPCH's Framework of Competencies for Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics. It will be an invaluable training aid for paediatrician at House Officer, Specialist Registrar or Fellow level, as well as for trainee or newly qualified paediatric nurses. The multi media format is also useful and accessible to medical and nursing students and to senior medical and nursing staff.


"The procedures are presented in a clear and concise manner, offering the key information required and highlighting safety issues. The accompanying DVD is excellent and offers a reference video for nearly all the included procedures."

Paediatric Nursing

"This is a fantastic product as the combination of the detailed book with the DVD to explain techniques is an excellent idea. It's clear, concise and an excellent learning tool. I definitely recommend it to all paediatricians in training. The authors need to be congratulated on such an excellent product. I wish I had this product when I started my paediatrics rotation! It really is that good."

BMA Medical Book Awards, 2010

Table of Contents






Chest physiotherapy

Non-invasive ventilation

Endotracheal intubation

Tracheostomy tape change

Changing from oral to nasal endotracheal tube

Peak flow

Sleep study (polysomnography)

Skin prick tests

Sweat test


Inhaled therapy (administration)

Tuberculin testing

Pulse oximetry

Oxygen therapy and delivery devises


Capillary blood gases

Blood sampling from an arterial line



Resuscitation and defibrillation

Transfer of the Patient from Surgery to the Intensive Care Unit


Measuring blood pressure

Nasogastric tube insertion


Insertion of oesophageal pH probe


Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy and biopsy

Surgical Procedures for Paediatricians


Renal Tract

Suprapubic aspiration

Bladder catheterisation

Acute renal failure (peritoneal dialysis/ haemodialysis/filtration)

Urine examination: bag specimen

Endocrine/Genital Tract

Measuring blood glucose

Administration of insulin

Venous cannulation

Arterial cannulation

Chest drains: insertion and management

Interosseous access

Long line insertion

Lumbar puncture

Clinical Pathology, Oncology & Immunity

Bone marrow aspiration/biopsy

Administering medication

Special Senses

Slit lamp examination of eye

Visual acuity testing

Hearing testing

About the Authors

Nia Henderson, Paediatric SHO, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK
Mike Silverman, Professor of Child Health, University of Leicester, UK
Dr Sanjiv Nichani, Consultant Paediatrician, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General