Basic life support and children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Cash, S. and Page, A. (2008) Basic life support and children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Paediatric nursing, 20 (8). pp. 38-39. ISSN 09629513 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Nurses and other carers of people with learning disabilities must be able to manage choking events and perform basic life support effectively. UK guidelines for assessment of airway obstruction and for resuscitation do not take account of the specific needs of people with profound multiple learning disability. For example, they fail to account for inhibited gag and coughing reflexes, limited body movements or chest deformity. There are no national guidelines to assist in clinical decisions and training for nurses and carers. Basic life support training for students of learning disability nursing at Birmingham City University is supplemented to address these issues. The authors ask whether such training should be provided for all nurses including those caring for children and young people. They also invite comment and discussion on questions related to chest compression and training in basic life support for a person in a seated position.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body posture, child, clinical competence, curriculum, developmental disorder, education, health service, human, learning disorder, long term care, methodology, nursing assessment, nursing education, pathology, pathophysiology, pediatric nursing, practice guideline, review, risk factor, standard, Child, Clinical Competence, Curriculum, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Learning Disorders, Life Support Care, Nursing Assessment, Pediatric Nursing, Posture, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Risk Factors
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Andrea Page
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 15:56
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 10:12
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2384

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