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I was thinking about that the other day; more appys, more seizures, asthma/bronchiolitis, etc. So good point! I realize the focus will be totally different. I think it'll be challenging to the skill set. I realize that they also go down hill more quickly and more unpredictably - whereas adults tend to shut down (physically) more progressively.
Thanks for the good luck and input!
More trauma and possibly more abuse.....more tragedy.......children are NOT little adults. EVERY aspect of their Tx is different. A child will compensate and compensate and by the time their O2 sat drops or their B/P drops they are in iminent danger of coding. Take ENPC.....it is a huge!!!! insight to caring for children. PALS teachs what to do in a code.....ENPC teaches you what to look for and why they are so sick, what to do for them and how to keep them from coding, what is an ominous sign.
Wow, IV starting tips......that will probaly come from your co-workers.....everything changes by age of the infant or child. Mechanism of injury and age of the child are very important.......the story should fit the injury. If the child is not using it.....it is injured. Children haven't learned "No pain NO gain" when it hurts they won't use it.....
DOSAGE ACCURACY IS IMPERATIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Small mistakes have huge consequences........move the decimal by accident and 3 becomes 30, 30 becomes 300, 300 becomes 3,000, 3,000 becomes 30,000.........
Remember oxygen, fluids,and keep them warm!
Never LIE....children will NEVER FORGET. Before you start ANYTHING have EVERYTHING you need. ALWAYS make the parent SIT IN A CHAIR!!!!! A crying child is a good sign.....a silent child is an ominous sign.