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The exhaustion of conservatism was fully exposed when the end of the Cold War removed the focus—abroad and at home—that had given it cohesion and purpose for most of the century order 100mg trandate with visa prehypertension for years. However cheap trandate 100 mg visa hyperextension knee, whatever their wider problems, when confronted with the Health of the Nation, some conservative intellectuals retained sharper critical faculties than their erstwhile enemies on the left. The strengths of the right-wing critique of health promotion were its libertarian antipathy to state intrusion into personal life, its hostility to the moralising character of the new public health and its exposure of the junk science underlying it. The right’s weaknesses lay in its inability to grasp the dynamic behind the government’s health promotion policy and in its attempts to suggest an alternative approach. The key figure in the critique of health promotion was Petr Skrabanek, a medical academic based in Dublin until his untimely death in 1994, who wrote a series of articles and essays which combined moral and intellectual force with wit and erudition. In his last book, published posthumously, entitled The Death of Humane Medicine and the Rise of Coercive Healthism, Skrabanek characterised ‘healthism’ as a repressive state ideology and ‘Health For All’ as a ‘signpost on the road to unfreedom’ (Skrabanek 1994:11). He denounced politicians who indulged in the ‘facile rhetoric of healthism’ which ‘increased their popularity at no cost’ and ‘enhanced their power to control the population’ (Skrabanek 1994: 16). He reminded doctors that medicine was ‘not about conquering diseases and death, but about the alleviation of suffering, minimis-ing harm, smoothing the painful journey of man to the grave’ (Skrabanek 1994:22). He also reminded them that they ‘had no mandate to be meddlesome in the lives of the well’. In his first book, written in collaboration with James McCormick and published 84 THE POLITICS OF HEALTH PROMOTION only five year earlier, Skrabanek had challenged the notion of ‘prevention as a crusade’, which reminded him of ‘the ideological simplicity of the quasi-religious crusades against the old enemies, sex, drugs, gluttony and sloth’ (Skrabanek, McCormick 1989:108). The authors condemned ‘the self-righteous intolerance of some wellness zealots’ with their policing of lifestyle, denial of pleasure and preaching of a modern form of asceticism. This vigorous defence of personal liberty against state coercion and professional puritanism stood in marked contrast to the left’s casual endorsement of authoritarian health promotion policies (indeed radicalism on the left was measured by the scale of demands that the state go even further). Skrabanek and his colleagues also advanced a devastating critique of the abuse of epidemiology and statistics by the advocates of the new public health. These publications clarified the confusions about association and causation, relative and absolute risk which, as we have seen, have played a major role in the rise of health promotion in relation to diet and CHD, passive smoking, and other controversies about risk factors and individual behaviour. They also exposed other examples of statistical scams and tendentious arguments used to justify interventions in lifestyle and screening programmes in relation to a wide range of diseases. The radical statisticians of the left identified so closely with the new public health movement that they were incapable of challenging the specious statistics on which much of the movement’s policies were based. Though the conservative critics of state health promotion provided a valuable service in challenging its authoritarian character and in exposing its cynical manipulation of epidemiology, their attempts to explain the origin of this policy were unsatisfactory and incoherent. Whereas Skrabanek denounced The Health of the Nation policy as ‘health fascism’, Bruce Charlton considered that it resembled ‘a Soviet-style command economy’. The term ‘health fascism’ became popular in tabloid attacks on health promotion, which often focused on Virginia Bottomley who became something of a hate-figure for the Tory right. But Bottomley and Major seemed unlikely Nazis and the rhetoric of ‘informed choice’, ‘non- judgemental’ counselling and ‘empowerment’ that permeated official health promotion appeared far removed from the language of fascism. More importantly, though considered objectively The Health of the Nation had an authoritarian character, it was not perceived as coercive by the vast majority of people. The instinctive 85 THE POLITICS OF HEALTH PROMOTION distaste for health promotion expressed by right-wing libertarians was understandable, but it also reflected their distance from the subjectivity of the British public. Charlton’s parallel between The Health of the Nation and Stalinist ‘command and control’ bureaucracy, with its plans and targets, had an immediate appeal (though Anderson’s epithet ‘food Leninism’ seemed rather forced) (Anderson 1994). While conservative ideologues have never had difficulty in equating fascism and communism, they had a bigger problem reconciling the notion that the government had adopted a state socialist strategy towards health promotion at the very moment that its wider reforms of the health service were proceeding under the influence of an extreme version of the ideology of the free market, as expounded in Working for Patients (DoH 1989). As Charlton recognised, these appeared to be ‘two distinct, and perhaps irreconcilable, philo-sophies of what the NHS is and what it should be’ (Charlton 1994: 51). Behind The Health of the Nation, he discerned a ‘peculiar alliance between the free marketeering right wing and the revolutionary left wing’ (Charlton 1994:55). Of course, no such alliance took place, not least because, by the early 1990s, both these familiar poles of twentieth-century politics had, for all practical purposes, ceased to exist. This made it quite possible for a pragmatic government to synthesise elements from different political traditions (an approach systematically pursued by New Labour under Tony Blair). Though in its twilight phase the Conservative government undoubtedly adopted some irrational measures (such as, for example, the Poll Tax), there was, as we have seen, a coherent thread running through its policies in the sphere of health. In practice, there was no contradiction between The Health of the Nation and Working for Patients.

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Basic life support algorithm Airway and ventilation management Ventilate/oxygenate Airway and ventilation management is particularly important in infants and children during resuscitation because airway and Attach defibrillator/monitor respiratory problems are often the cause of the collapse. The airway must be established and the infant or child should be ventilated with high concentrations of inspired oxygen. Assess rhythm Airway adjuncts ± Check pulse Use an oropharyngeal (Guedel) airway if the child’s airway cannot be maintained adequately by positioning alone during bag-valve-mask ventilation. A correctly sized airway should VF/VT During CPR Non VF/VT extend from the centre of the mouth to the angle of the jaw • Attempt/verify: Asystole; when laid against the child’s face. A laryngeal mask can be used Tracheal intubation Pulseless Intraosseous/vascular access electrical for those experienced in the technique. Defibrillate • Check activity Tracheal intubation is the definitive method of securing the as necessary Electrode/paddle positions and contact • Give Adrenaline airway. The technique facilitates ventilation and oxygenation Adrenaline (epinephrine) every 3 minutes and prevents pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents, but it (epinephrine) • Consider anti-arrhythmics does require training and practice. A child’s larynx is narrower CPR • Consider acidosis 1 minute Consider giving bicarbonate CPR 3 minutes and shorter than that of any adult and the epiglottis is relatively • Correct reversible causes longer and more U-shaped. The larynx is also in a higher, more Hypoxia anterior, and more acutely angled position than in the adult. Hypovolaemia Hyper- or hypokalaemia A straight-bladed laryngoscope and plain plastic uncuffed Hypothermia tracheal tubes are therefore used in infants and young Tension pneumothorax Tamponade children. In children aged over one year the appropriate size of Toxic/therapeutic disturbances tracheal tube can be assessed by the following formula: Thromboemboli Internal diameter (mm) (age in years/4) 4 Infants in the first few weeks of life usually require a tube of Algorithm for paediatric advanced life support size 3-3. Basic life support must not be interrupted for more than 30 seconds during intubation attempts. After this interval the child must be reoxygenated before a further attempt is made. If intubation cannot be achieved rapidly and effectively at this stage it should be delayed until later in the advanced life support protocol. Oxygenation and ventilation adjuncts A flowmeter capable of delivering 15l/min should be attached to the oxygen supply from either a central wall pipeline or an independent oxygen cylinder. Facemasks for mouth-to-mask or bag-valve-mask ventilation should be made of soft clear plastic, have a low dead space, and conform to the child’s face to form a good seal. The circular design of facemask is recommended, especially when used by the inexperienced resuscitator. The facemask should be attached to a self-inflating bag-valve-mask of Guedel oropharyngeal airways either 500ml or 1600ml capacity. The smaller bag size has a pressure-limiting valve attached to limit the maximum airway pressure to 30-35cm H2O and thus prevent pulmonary damage. Occasionally, this pressure-limiting valve may need to be overridden if the child has poorly compliant lungs. An oxygen reservoir system must be attached to the bag-valve-mask system, thereby enabling high inspired oxygen concentrations of over 80% to be delivered. The Ayre’s T-piece with the open-ended bag (Jackson Reece modification) is not recommended because it requires specialist training to be able to operate it safely and effectively. Management protocols for advanced life support Having established an airway and effective ventilation with high inspired oxygen, the next stage of the management depends on the cardiac rhythm. The infant or child must therefore be attached to a cardiac monitor or its electrocardiogram (ECG) monitored through the paddles of a defibrillator. Laerdal face masks 46 Resuscitation of infants and children Non-ventricular fibrillation/non-ventricular tachycardia Two arrest rhythms Asystole is the commonest cardiac arrest rhythm in infancy and childhood. It is the final common pathway of respiratory or ● Non-VF/VT: asystole or pulseless electrical activity circulatory failure and is usually preceded by an agonal ● Ventricular fibrillation or pulseless bradycardia.

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