ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics
Once you become a nurse, “ABCs” no longer refer to the beginning of the alphabet. They are the first critical steps of the primary assessment: Airway, Breathing and Circulation. Learning how to assess children with respiratory problems begins with learning about what makes pediatric respiratory systems unique, as well as learning some basics regarding the pediatric approach. This article is the first in a series on pediatric respiratory issues.