Pediatric Resuscitation

Pediatric Resuscitation - Pediatric Resuscitation Oh F*CK!...

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Pediatric Resuscitation “Oh F*CK!!”
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Remember to keep your cool Take a breath and go to work! Consider Law Enforcement to help control the scene!
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Consider Rapid Transport
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Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Usually secondary to respiratory failure or arrest
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Most Important Intervention Adequate oxygenation, ventilation
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Basic Life Support Airway Head-tilt/chin-lift method Big tongue; Forward jaw displacement critical Avoid extreme hyperextension With possible neck injury, jaw thrust
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Basic Life Support Breathing Look-Listen-Feel Limit to volume causing chest rise Children usually underventilated ! Use BVM only if proficient Pedi BVM’s should not have pop-off valves
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Basic Life Support Breathing Do NOT use demand valve on children Ventilate infants, children every 3 seconds
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Basic Life Support Circulation Infants: brachial Children: carotid
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Basic Life Support Circulation Infant chest compressions 2 fingers 1 finger width below nipple line 1/2 - 1 inches At least 100/minute
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Basic Life Support Circulation Child chest compressions One hand Lower half of sternum 1 - 1.5 inches 100/minute
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course EMS 432 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '10 term at NMT.

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